Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > Long Timers
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
roadking2005
Established Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ironton
Posts: 11
M.O.C. #10670
Our first winter extended stay

We are making plans for our first extended stay to escape a Minnesota winter to the warmer south. My big concern is that chances are it will be very cold here when we leave. Because our two large dogs occupy the back of our crew cab, we have no room to keep things that need to be warm in our tow vehicle. I have no idea if you can run the heater in the rig to keep it warmer while traveling or is it just better to carry the fewest number of items that can be affected by this as possible. We should be ok after our first travel day.
roadking2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:36 AM   #2
Mrs. CountryGuy
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: _
Posts: 5,238
M.O.C. #6337
We have run with the furnace on 45.

Disclaimer, many will urge you to turn the propane off at fuel ups.

Listen to all the pros and cons, then, make your call.

Before I started taking my violets, we ran in extremely cold weather with NO furnace on, but loaded with food and toiletries, etc. Only thing that seemed to really suffer (temporarily) was the olive oil, it like congealed, when it warmed up, it reconstituted itself. I could not tell in using if this hurt, I don't think it did, but, then, I am no gourmet cook, eh??

Now if you are considering running with water, that is another story, when we left the sticks on Jan 3d with 4 below actual temps, we went sans water (carry a couple of gallons of fresh water in old milk containers to flush with). One reason we did sans water, is that we were of no mind to pull a hose out of the pole barn, fill Tana's tanks and then try to get that hose thawed out for storage back in the pole barn. Call us lazy, but that just did not appeal at 4 below!

Enjoy your winter away!!
Mrs. CountryGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 10:24 AM   #3
clutch
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: St.Maries
Posts: 1,001
M.O.C. #7329
In cold weather we leave the trailer winterized and just carry jugs of water for cooking and flushing. We did run with the furnace on from Boise Id to Lewiston Id one spring. Nothing froze in the trailer even tho the outside temps were in the 20's.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to Stay?? exav8tr Campgrounds 7 01-19-2011 11:02 AM
I have to stay away from RV shows trlrboy New Member Introductions 6 09-20-2009 05:07 PM
Where to stay cman Campgrounds 2 09-20-2009 11:14 AM
"STAY!" TLightning Sitting around the Campfire 4 12-19-2008 07:51 PM
Think i`ll stay right here from now on. harleyrider General Discussions about our Montanas 17 10-12-2004 02:01 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.