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blofgren

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Posted: 11/06/21 10:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad to hear you fared OK! If you end up going with another unit look for a Citation Supreme or Corsair Excella; they were quality 4 season Canadian built units with good insulation, thermopane windows, heated tanks, etc. and are rated to be good to -30C. Plus there's plenty of them in Alberta. We have stayed in ours in temps similar to what you just did and didn't notice that it was cold until we had no water in the morning; the water hose was frozen! [emoticon]


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You have discovered what most rv’s offer for wintering capabilities! memtb


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heat loss or gain is related to wall/ceiling/floor surface area. And trailers have lots of surface area for such a small inside volume. Couple that with minimal insulation, lots of window area and heat loss or gain gets pretty high in a hurry.

When it gets cold, plan on the furnace running a lot, and suplimenting with electric heat if needed.


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BobsYourUncle wrote:

As much as I love my Tango, I have learned this week it ain't so great for winter weather camping.

I have a project in Red Deer Alberta to build, so I brought my hotel with me. I found a really great place that is open year round! Westerner CG. Great people and a nice place to stay.

So I arrive here, the nights are only dipping 6-8 degrees below freezing and I see a few issues. Ran water in the toilet yesterday and had a bunch of little ice lumps in the bowl. Hmmm...

Furnace is working overtime to keep up. I am supplementing with a 750W electric heater. I guess the 12 foot slide doesn't help. My floor is very cold, I question the insulation factor.

But! I was very happy to dewinterize in November and head out. So I burn a little more propane. Oh well, I'm warm, I'm in my favorite place, the RV, and I'm happy!

Perhaps I should look at 4 season rated units. I won't buy a new one, prices are stupid. Maybe an Arctic Fox or something.
But I like the Tango. I know they have a model made for winter, insulated underbelly etc.

Life is good.


Just don't drop a whole stick of butter into your heat vent !

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CavemanCharlie wrote:




Just don't drop a whole stick of butter into your heat vent !

LMAO, I'll never live that one down! [emoticon][emoticon]


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If you want an RV truly 4 seasons it has to be built like your home.
IE 6" walls for R19, 15" of ceiling space for R38 insulation, thermo-pane windows, all the plumbing within the "building envelope" and a dual axle Kenworth tractor to pull its monstrous weight.


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Checked into the Westerner for an overnight. We often use their services on our biannual snowbird migration so we can visit the middle kid and his family. Weather is looking to cooperate for a few more nights. Soon we'll be looking for AC, not heat.
Agree with the Citation/Corsair recommendation. They're heavy, but worth it.


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