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Old 01-01-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
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Camping 12 degrees overnight

Do we need to winterize or will keeping the trailer (ST 32 RL) at 70 degrees or better work? By the way, what /where is the basement? I am all on one level. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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A basement is the front storage compartment in a 5er. TT does not have a basement. At minimum disconnect from water supply and drain that hose unless you gave it wrapped with heat tape. I have never camped that cold so not much help there.
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A basement is the front storage compartment in a 5er. TT does not have a basement.
I need to look at a fiver. I am confused on the "basement" too. My TT has a front storage pass thru. Is this not the same? Does the "basement" on a fiver actually communicate with the under floor area?
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I stay in my 5ver in weather down near 0 degrees. If the underside of your camper is enclosed and you are running the furnace you will probably be ok, open any cabinet doors where there is plumbing inside when sleeping and not running much water.

I use a heated water hose made by Pirit. Even so you will need to insulate where the hose connects to the camper very well.
Camping in cold weather isnt as bad as you think as long as you use some good old common sense. Like if you wake up in the middle of night go around and turn on all your water facets for a minute.
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Yes it's your main level front storage area.
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Yes it's your main level front storage area.
Then why does everyone say a TT does not have a "basement"? It does not communicate with the under floor area, does it on a fiver?
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The basement of a 5th wheeler is usually "under" the bedroom. Hence since it is directly under the floor of the bedroom it is called a basement.
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The 5ers basement is also much much larger than the pass thru in a tt.

Here are some basement pics.



Looking at the image below you will see 3 doors on the side in the front. The tall skinny one is where the propane is housed, the large middle door is the basement. The basement frequently has an access door from each side of the trailer and the front of the 5er.



Now let's look at the little pass thru in a tt where that is literally all its good for.

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Thanks for the pics!!
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