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Old 03-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a Zinger 28bh and would like to take it camping, on occasion, where temps go down to upper 20's at night only. It has the upgraded insulation package on it for what it's worth. I know that the trailer has an enclosed underbelly but does it get any heat when the heater is on? I'm concerned about the tanks freezing, etc.</span>

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You should be fine as we have camped for days when it has been 0 deg and the only problem was our water supply hose freezing so we unhooked it and drained it only hooking it up when we needed water. Now we have a hose that has heated coils on it.
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OOPS! forgot we are celsius so the would be 32 your temp but should be allright with heater going.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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Be prepared to burn through a lot of propane, if you have electric hook up you can supplement w/ a space heater. Disconnect and drain the fresh water hose at night..... Double check ahead of time the campground will have water turned on. I would go with some water from home in the tank just in case. How warm will the temps be during the day? If its getting into the 40's that should help with keeping things from freezing. We have camped in the thirties at night and been fine with our zinger. We bring nice warm pjs and extra warm blankets to help out.


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Old 03-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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I would say you are OK. The underbelly gets what is called "radiant"heat from the heat runs under the floor. The one thing I would caution you about is moisture/condensation, when camping in colder weather. Leave a window on each end cracked, and the overhead vent in the bathroom crack open. This will help on the moisture problem. We go for a month every fall and the temps get down in the teens and twenty's quite often.
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Just follow what most people here have already said. We have camped down into the low 20's with no problem. Use one or two electric heaters if you can to keep the furnace from running so much.
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We owned a 25' at one time. I always dumped extra RV anti-freeze in the tanks. So the drain valves wouldn't freeze.

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Cold Weather Camping:

We have a Cruiser with the Upgraded Insulation Package
and have not frozen up yet. We are camped in below freezing temperatures for a
month each spring and again each fall; night time temperatures often fall to 10º
F. We employ an 800 watt Lasko Space Heater that cannot keep up so the propane
furnace has to cycle and that does keep the tanks and under belly gate valves
from freezing. The Campground demands that the water supply be kept at a small
trickle to keep their entire system from freezing. So, we open the gray tank
gate valve and turn the kitchen faucet on to a small trickle. Our system has
worked great for the last 3 years. I did place a temperature controller heater
in the 5<sup>th</sup> wheel’s basement along with an indoor outdoor
thermometer. The I/O thermometer always reads 40-45º and that is what it is set
for.

By the way that little Lasko heater can be kicked up to
1500 watts and we have another electric heater just in case the furnace fails;
and it HAS.

Compact but powerful Lasko: http://www.laskoproducts.com/oscillating-ceramic-heater-model-5409/

Basement Heater: </span>http://www.laskoproducts.com/myheat%e2%84%a2-personal-heater-model-100/

Temperature Controller: http://www.luxproducts.com/thermostats/win100.php

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