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My sons moving to Broomfield, CO. next month and we are thinking of taking camper from FL to CO in late December. Never camped in cold weather before. Our RV is a Montana 2014 3625RE, do have dual pane windows, How good are these in the cold weather? Seems that area gets 40 to 20 Degree weather that time of the year. Wanna take camper so I can take my dogs. Found a park open all year. Prospect RV park in Wheat Ridge CO.
Any advice what I might need besides an extra space heater would be appreciated.

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It takes more than dual pane windows. It takes a well insulated unit, a heated basement, and planning. If you travel during freezing conditions, you will most likely need to winterize and only dewinterized when you park with hook ups. Fill fresh water tank and put up the hose. Go to travel, winterize again.

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I was stationed at Lowry AFB in 1972-73. One morning in Jan 1973 I work up and looked out at the large parking lot next to my housing unit. The parking lot was larger than a football field and looked totally empty of cars. After a few seconds I realized that overnight we had gotten a snow which totally covered every car in the lot. Could not see any indication a car was even in the lot.
Cold? You get use to the cold. But water still freezes at 32 deg and when the wind blows it can feel more than just a bit chilly by CO standards. If it was FL it would be miserable cold.


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We lived in Monument, CO for 22 years. Save yourself a lot of grief, discomfort and problems. Board the dogs and stay in hotels. Then you just have to worry about icy roads and getting snowed in/out somewhere.

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I live in Broomfield, the end of December is the coldest mornings of the year it will get to about 0 degrees or a little colder. Dealing with water pipes will not be fun.

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Lived in Denver area for 30 years. Much of the advice above is good. I would not do it. As suggested, board dogs and get hotel.


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I'll bet the "campground" shuts off the water at the beginning of October. My eldest daughter lived up there for three years. As Wadcutter says, you might not get up to sunshine and fresh flowers every day.

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A friend of ours, while having a house built, stayed in our fiver during the winter in North Georgia (I repeat NORTH GEORGIA) and used a 30# cylinder of gas every eight days.

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I lived at Broomfield, Westminster and Arvada from 70 thru 03. It doesn't get as cold as it used to but I remember week long spells that got to -20... several times. Friends who sold their house and went to full timing spent their first winter at Prospect Park in an 03 Sunny Brook with the cold package. I went to see them one night in a 10 degree snow storm and their 5er was as tight and comfy as my house.
I'm at Pueblo now which is in the Banana Belt and we've seen -5, even here. Good luck!

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