Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > Brrr it's cold outside! Winter Camping
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-09-2011, 02:19 PM   #161
richfaa
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Ridgeville
Posts: 20,229
M.O.C. #2839
We are of course just having fun with the 'arctic" package and the ' warm and toasty " post. We manage to stay comfortable in our 06 3400 but at a cost.We keep the temp set at 70 degrees and it can use a lot of propane at that setting. We have only been in cold temps in the mid 20's for a prolonged period but once and we used a tank of propane in 2 1/2 days. We never intended to use this thing in real cold or real hot temps and don't.

It is 9:15PM here in Florida and 67 degrees. We are warm and toasty.We have used two tanks of propane since October 21st.Our electric bill is not doing well as we use the A/C nearly every day. Now that is Rv'ing.
 
richfaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 04:12 AM   #162
Hooker
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 908
M.O.C. #7915
I think all agree the Artic Package (which Keystone calls a mandatory option) is a sales gimmick. There is no way you folks in CO can stay warm in a Montana without either running your propane 24/7, your electic heaters 24/7 or a combination of both. These things are not made for that type weather.
Hooker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 09:42 AM   #163
granet
Established Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: okotoks
Posts: 42
M.O.C. #10611
Send a message via AIM to granet
Dear Friends,
We are still in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and the temp is around 30 degrees f. We have done everything to our unit as previously mentioned in past posts and are quite comfortable.We have turned down the thermostat to 67 and we find our propane consumption is around $175 can. a month.Most manufacturers are fixed on the fact that 90% of all units will be used in the summer and they are not really designed for full timing - you must take care of your own needs!To blame the builders for lack of insulation is not seeing to your needs.
Regards
Granet
2008-3400rl
granet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #164
sfish
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: bloomington
Posts: 540
M.O.C. #10234
The arctic package works great in the summer.Not sure how well it works in arctic conditions
sfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #165
DQDick
Site Team
 
DQDick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wilsey
Posts: 18,769
M.O.C. #11455
We bought our Monty last summer when it was 113%. Two AC units and double pane windows were all we were concerned about. Had to call a month ago to see if we had the artic package to at least get a start on cold weather camping. It did work nice in extreme heat.
__________________
Dick, Joyce, Diego, Picatso and Gustav
2017 3720 RL, and 2013 HC 343RL
Pullrite Hitch, IS, Disk Brakes, 3rd AC, Winegard Traveler, Bathroom door mod, Dometic 320, couch for desk swap, replaced chairs, sun screens, added awnings, etc.
DQDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 03:28 AM   #166
TLightning
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kville
Posts: 2,865
M.O.C. #7871
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by DQDick

Had to call a month ago to see if we had the artic package
Unless the policy has changed, everybody has the artic package, Montana calls it a "mandatory option."
TLightning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 10:13 AM   #167
richfaa
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Ridgeville
Posts: 20,229
M.O.C. #2839
It worked fine in Artic Alabama.
richfaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 02:13 AM   #168
alcolemanau
Established Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Olive Branch
Posts: 16
M.O.C. #12040
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by Shaggy

We purchased a 2010 3665 Montanna 5th wheel, we have used the unit in about 30 degree temps. The unit does not seem to keep warm, even with the fireplace unit on, except after about 2 days. The propane usage seems to be alot as in about 40 lbs in 3 days. We do feel cold spots around the slides, May need adjusted!!.Does this seem normal to use that much propane and has any one else expierenced this same situation. A little info. would be helpfull.

Thanks Ken
alcolemanau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 02:16 AM   #169
alcolemanau
Established Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Olive Branch
Posts: 16
M.O.C. #12040
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by Shaggy

We purchased a 2010 3665 Montanna 5th wheel, we have used the unit in about 30 degree temps. The unit does not seem to keep warm, even with the fireplace unit on, except after about 2 days. The propane usage seems to be alot as in about 40 lbs in 3 days. We do feel cold spots around the slides, May need adjusted!!.Does this seem normal to use that much propane and has any one else expierenced this same situation. A little info. would be helpfull.

Thanks Ken
We had a similiar experience with temps as low as 25. 6 nights and about 60 lbs of propane. Much higher than our previous unit. the new one is a 2012 3625 RE.
alcolemanau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 10:09 AM   #170
granet
Established Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: okotoks
Posts: 42
M.O.C. #10611
Send a message via AIM to granet
Dear Al and Ken,
We've stuffed the slide-outs on the inside with strips of insulation and insulated the tops and bottoms with r40 board plus adding the r30 silver insulation to the sides on the outside the only trouble we had was at-47 when our propane gelled and wouldn't burn properly.As I've said before you have to equip your unit to serve your needs!We have to do this to ours to survive the Canadian winters as we have to spend one more winter up here until I'm cleared to travel again after my stroke.
Regards
Granet
2008 -3400rl
outside of that 1 day we're toasty thanks
granet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 10:39 AM   #171
Pokernose
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Bay
Posts: 32
M.O.C. #11089
We are from Ontario and in the spring and fall before we arrive from/or leave at the end of October to head down to Yuma our temperatures are pretty cool. We use our fireplace a lot but put on the furnace first thing in the morning to heat up our rig. At night we turn off the heat or leave the fireplace on low. We do however have an electric mattress pad which is the cat's meow to keeping us toasty and warm while sleeping. We find the furnace noisy through the night disturbing our sleep. So for us this has worked best. We leave early enough to catch parks open so hydro is always available.
Pokernose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 04:32 AM   #172
old turbo
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mayville
Posts: 629
M.O.C. #2486
Country girl is right way back in the first page on this subject. I purchased a going to repo 2011 Mountaineer since I sold my 2004. My wife and I agree the newer model is a whole lot warmer in cold weather. If you never had a chance to live in a 2004 they were a lot colder and the only thing that ran faster than the propane refills was the electric meter at the park trying to keep up with the portable electric heaters. The 2004 was only 30amp so you had to be careful on power draw.
old turbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Artic Package - How cold can you go? jmi General Discussions about our Montanas 9 10-22-2011 06:45 PM
artic package Doug and Anita General Discussions about our Montanas 2 04-23-2009 11:27 AM
Artic Package? Dick n Marie Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 25 10-24-2005 09:21 AM
Artic Package Montana_811 General Discussions about our Montanas 0 02-08-2004 09:53 AM
Artic Package on 2002 3280RL Montana_276 General Discussions about our Montanas 0 08-19-2003 02:53 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.