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Alaska winter full timing
#1
So far so good! Temps are in the single digits and dropping into the negitives at night. Couple of take aways so far is to ensure the front 110v compressor bay is heated and covered or it freezes solid . The water bay built in electric heaters are no way close to keeping the bay above freezing, requiring an extra electric heater down low. The rear slide below the head of the bed where the water lines enter the coach from below will freeze, requiring another electric heater under the head of the bed. So much ice has built on the sides of the slides that the coach will be stationary until breakup in spring. So I went and purchased a class B - 4 season coach by Xplorer a 228 model to get my RV and camping fix in this winter while in Alaska! 

Jesse Coach 582 2001
#2
Good report.


Thanks
Custodian of #484. A 1998 2 slide. 
 
#3
Those are good tips to know in known icing areas!
Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
#4
Good information. Keep us posted on your stay. I've been curious, but not courageous enough to try a winter stay like this. We can all learn from you.
Dave, Karen and buddy. 
06 Newell #784
towing a 05' Featherlight enclosed  trailer for toys and tools, 
or a 18' Ford Raptor Big Grin w KTM 250 and MTB in the back


Carpe Diem. Have Fun
Tomorrow is not guaranteed.
#5
I had the same problem with the front bay getting cold.  My solution was to build a padded cover made out the same sunbrella material as on the awnings.  It was attached with four snaps in the corners.   My future plan was to add a space heater like the one that is in the Aquahot bay.

Bill


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Bill Johnson
Birmingham, Alabama
#6
Jesse
Thanks for your report and good luck while in Alaska. Please keep us posted on your progress as well as any other issues with your Newell while in cold country. We have coach #581 
Dario and Andrea Perini
#581   2001 45'8"
#7
Alaska is one of my first trips to make once I get the free time. My coach came with a multitude of small space heaters scattered about the lower end. Seems the previous owners were in colder climates before their trek to Arizona
--Simon
1993 8v92TA #312
#8
Ill let you all know of any additional modifications that have to be done but so far so good. Its getting to -20 at night now and all is well, except that even with a space heater and blanket covering the 110 compressor compartment - its frozen up. The 12 volt compressors are doing a good job though.

Jesse
#9
Hmmmmmm. If you are planning on routine winters in that climate you might consider adding a second 120 compressor to the aquahot bay
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )


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