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Old 10-08-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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Hi -

We really like the layout and feel of the Z-1 211RD. We almost bought it today, but are worried about one thing:

We live in Colorado. It can get cold quickly and without notice. For this reason we've only been looking at trailers that have enclosed, heated underbellies. The Z-1 underbelly is enclosed, but it's not heated. The only heat in the trailer is from the small furnace in the wall. There's no ducting at all.

Has anyone had experience with one of the Z-1s in the cold? I'm not looking for 4-seasons, but I'd like to be able to do 3 seasons without stressing.

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Old 10-08-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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We have a 271 bh, no coroplast belly, and it works fine in our spring/fall camping. The furnace puts out lots of heat (ours is floor ducted). Added fresh tank heater, and some xtra insulation in places. Very happy with it.
They are not winter campers, lots of uninsulated areas like outside shower, compartment doors are minimal, skylights, roof
vents, windows etc.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:11 AM   #3
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I want to camp this winter, too. Does anyone know the actual R-value of the walls/floor/roof on these trailers when bought without ordering any special thermal package?

I called tech support since neither the brochure or the Internet seems to have this information.

The guy told me that it's the same as the larger units, but that can't possibly be correct.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:12 AM   #4
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Go find a Artic Fox...only way to go for winter camping. Owned a 05, 25 P. We did not use fresh water tank. Just used gallon jugs of water for dishes. Boiled water. It was around 22° in Spokane one Christmas. Trailer stayed nice and warm.Edited by: Ramn4ver
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I agree, not really a cold weather trailer. I believe they are what they refer to as R7 all around. 2" pink fiberglass.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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I think the Artic Fox is a western RV product. I spoke with a fellow camper outside Yellowstone this summer. He purchased an Artic Fox because of it cold weather options.

http://www.northwoodmfg.com/

Looks like they make the Nash RV too. Also ran into a Nash owner outside Glacier - she really like the Nash product. She was traveling with her mother in the northwest.
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