Boondocking in the NORTH at -22C

by Eagle Valley
(Moon Lake, Alberta)

We added a Yukon Porch onto our trailer, 12 x 12 with a 8' deck. It has a Catalytic Heater, open beam metal roof, a small wood stove and solar power for lights and 12 volt accessories, backed up by a charger 1 charger at 15 amps has kept up the battery. Our Yukon porch has kind of Chalet look to it, used for entertaining, dining and mudroom/windbreak before going into our trailer.

We park near an outhouse, where we can dump grey water and our toilet is lined with bio-bags (with rv tank holding tank sol 4oz) dirty duty, carry bag to outhouse and drop in (bio degrades) or use outhouse! Cold on the butt!

We boondock this way all winter. Our RV furnace has used less than 100# of propane as we can heat the porch with wood heat, open the door and the heat transfer keeps the furnace from kicking in. Note we are experimenting with a infrared electric heater, seems to be working good, we do have power and back up generator or inverters, so far have not had to use!

We spent New years eve at our site this year! Campfire, good company and the Winter Sky opened up with stars! Ski doo, ice fish, quad, cross country ski and sit around the campfire! Moon Lake Alberta, 1 hour west of Edmonton!

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by: Beth

Thank you for sharing! We just bought a 44' Tiffin Phaeto n OH. We have the aquaheat system. We love in New Hampshire and have never gotten it very warm. We have heated floors and a fireplace and it is still cold. I heard they have pellet stoves for RV'S. I think we will check those out or stay South in the winter!

Great tips!
by: Will

Thanks for posting! I have a long way to go before my poorly insulated RV is ready for the north. Would like to check out that area, sounds beautiful!

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