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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11680 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2018 :  10:02:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winter?, Bring it On!!!


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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3929 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2018 :  05:41:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace~ Would it really be possible to actually live in a camper like this in a heavy Winter? I have never owned a camper so I was wondering how much insulation is in them? This little camper looks so cute all decked out for the holidays! For sure , if you really wanted a camper Christmas, we are the state to visit!! LOL!! No snowdrifts, but palm trees and gorgeous skies are plentitful!!

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Red Tractor Girl
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

532 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
532 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2018 :  4:26:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the winter camper pic. I think it would b possible to live in a camper in winter---but probably not much fun.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11680 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11680 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2018 :  5:07:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a iced cookie trailer,, cute as all get out!

Winnie, I can tell you, both my Scotty and Aristocrat trailers have minimal 50+/- year old insulation...in other words,, COLD! you would have to run a little room heater all day/nite long
I have camped in my trailers during cold weather, but thank goodness for those little room heaters...

I actually have a small heater that has a thermostat on it so I can program it to turn on when the inside temp drops...


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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13305 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2018 :  11:59:02 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
My little "Reiver's Rest" is a 1971 Sprite and it's cold in there. I do have a nifty little heater that works, but since the trailer is so small I don't spend much winter time in her!
CJ

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MagnoliaWhisper
True Blue Farmgirl

2817 Posts

Heather
Haysville Kansas
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2018 :  5:40:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have even camped in a tent at 20 below zero.

1) it's all in how you prepare and plan for camping in winter-must have proper clothing, and sleeping bags. (IE I would get at least 40 below zero sleeping bags for 20 below, or use 20 below zero bags, with a bivvy added. etc.

2) A camper will be different because it has things that could break in severe cold, so you would want to probably get extra insulation and do what they call winterizing it. If you are staying in place for a while, you can also buy stuff to put around the bottom to keep it a bit warmer underneath and add heat tape to pipes and such as that. I would keep faucets dripping (just a drip drop every few seconds, not a steady stream) to keep lines from freezing still if it is severe cold. And such as that.


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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

84 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
84 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2018 :  5:44:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The picture is beautiful. I'm not sure about staying in a camper through the cold, cold, winter. BRRRRRRRRR! I like to be cozy and warm.

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Windy Meadows Farm
Farmgirl in Training

37 Posts

Mary
Ohio
USA
37 Posts

Posted - Dec 05 2018 :  12:21:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, so I'm still learning about these adorable campers! I would LOVE this snow scene...



(credit: http://www.takenbytasha.com)

With wiring that's 55 years old, is it safe to have a little heater in most campers? I'm reading that some of you do that...just wondering if the old wiring is okay with the new-fangled heaters!

Mary
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11680 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11680 Posts

Posted - Dec 06 2018 :  10:09:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mary, re-wiring my old Serro Scotty was one of the 1st things I had done. I do use a lil programmable space heater in my trailer when I camp in colder seasons.
I had a 1959 Aljo, scared the pahtooties out of us when we discovered burned wiring behind the paneling...



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Mountain Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

806 Posts

JoAnn
Colville Washington
USA
806 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2018 :  10:06:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the picture Grace. Do you have a link to the site you got it from?
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11680 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11680 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2018 :  5:57:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
JoAnn, the picture was from a magazine...I don't remember if it was from Family Circle or Country Living....

Mary's picture has a site, 'takenbytasha'

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Edited by - katmom on Dec 07 2018 6:03:35 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11680 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11680 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2018 :  6:00:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ok, that's weird,,, I just clicked on it and it coms up to a Asian site completely written in Asian...


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11680 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11680 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2018 :  6:10:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Ok. weird, I found the gal who took this photo,

The photo is from a gal in Idaho Falls in ID.

and yet when I click on her site and it keeps going to an Asian site..
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Mountain Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

806 Posts

JoAnn
Colville Washington
USA
806 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2018 :  6:11:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The internet is sometimes very confusing: ) Thanks for trying

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11680 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11680 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2018 :  6:14:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
JoAnn, are you getting ready for SNOW? hohoho!

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Mountain Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

806 Posts

JoAnn
Colville Washington
USA
806 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2018 :  3:56:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been enjoying not having snow but I hear some is coming
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11680 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11680 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2018 :  8:10:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeppers! I think Wednesday we are due in a good drop of snow!
HoHoHo!

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