Winter and a 5th wheel are not always used in the same sentence and especially winter in the negative range. Yet, with our Redwood it has been nothing but complete comfort. Winter in the Four Corners area of Colorado can be mild or can be brutal and this year our first year in our Redwood it has been brutal. We have seen quite a significant amount of snow and just this past week we have been in negative digits.
We chose the Redwood because it was rated as four season and I am pretty certain the four season they were talking about was not in the negatives. I can only tell you that that it lives up to its claim in every aspect.
We made the required adjustments and prepped it for winter. We heat traced the water and wrapped it in insulation. I should say the husband did this really as the only thing I did was help hold the insulation so he could place it on the water. This definitely helped and thus far we have had no issues. We have a small heater in the underbelly which is also insulated and heated but because of the extremes we wanted to be sure we were thoroughly prepared.
During winter especially a cold winter in Colorado our stick built home would usually have a pipe bust. At least one either outside or inside. The Redwood so far has not had an issue
It is absolutely amazing and has been completely comfortable. It is actually warmer in winter than our stick built 2500 sq foot home. We have one fireplace in the living area and one in the bedroom and both run off electricity. These have kept the Redwood completely warm. Only when it has been in the single digits has the propane heater even come on. We set it at 65 and this has been more than warm enough.
I really have to say testing it out has been pleasant and we have yet to encounter any significant issues. The Redwood maintains its heat well and the two fireplaces hold up to the most frigid temperatures. It does have a few little drafts mostly in the lower areas of the floors but nothing that is a game changer. It would be interesting to figure out where the drafts are actually coming from.Overall we are happy with its performance in winter with really nothing to complain about. It will now be interesting at the opposite of the spectrum and see how it holds up in the summer months maybe in some place like Lake Havasu. I am pretty confident that if it does this well in winter we won’t be disappointed in summer. Only time will tell.A
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