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Old 12-30-2017, 08:54 AM   #1
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New to cold weather

Hello all,

We find ourselves in Colorado Springs, CO over Christmas and New Years because of a family emergency. Temps have been varied... from lows around 5 degs. to highs around 60. So far, we've been able to not freeze.... just gone through a bunch of propane. Just a bit different than Arkansas.

Our 3611 has done us well. We have added an electric heater in the basement and heated fresh water hose. I placed bubble wrap over most of the windows because these single pane glass and metal frames are cold. It seems to help.

Forecast calls for single digits again in the morning. (sigh)...

Hope this holiday season finds you well.

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Happy new year to you also. Living in these things in the cold is an adjustment.
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Our trailers handle the cold fairly well. Put on a sweater and 60 inside feels pretty good.
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Spent an entire winter in Fountain, just outside Colorado Springs. Slide toppers were a pain in the snow, but other than that was OK. Picked up one of those electric radiator heaters and that kept us warm.
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Fuzzy slippers can also make a real difference. You'd be surprised how much chilled feet affect you.
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fuzzy slippers and long johns all around!
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Being from Northern Ohio and Western PA we are not new to cold weather as we lived in it most of out lives and I mean COLD single digits your nose hairs freeze and well below negative numbers temps with outrageous wind chill factors. We also owned RV's and they were winterized in about October and did not come out till @ mid March. IMO I see no way to comfortably live in one in those conditions. Many do or have to and will find ways to do it.

I can Offer no real suggestions execpt..don't do it. When we both retired one of our goals was to never live in those conditions again and we have not in 11 years rotating between north and south every year.That would be my only suggestion. Good luck to those who have to do it.
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