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    DaveNancy
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    Artic Package concerns

    We are seriously looking at the 313rlts and are concerned about how true is the artic package , concerned more about the cold weather , keeping it warm any input would be appreciated thanks

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    Hi DaveNancy,

    You don't say where you are thinking of using this trailer . . .
    "Arctic Package" is obviously "marketing speak". The walls are less than 2" thick. The ceiling something like 4" max. The windows are usually single pane, sometimes double pane . . . but never thermopane.
    The propane furnace does have the capability to crank a lot of heat into this relatively uninsulated box . . . but, it won't stay there. Don't get me wrong, we love out Reflection and it is probably as good as or better than any similar competitor . . . but this is not a house.

    Just a perspective from Canada . . . .

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    DaveNancy
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    Will be in upstate NY , read the R factor they are advertising R9 in the walls R30 in the floor and R40 in the ceiling , found the ceiling and floor rating hard to believe

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    I would recommend getting the dual pane windows if they are available as an option on the model you want. They will help some.

    Tank heaters also, but they may be available only on the Solitudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNancy View Post
    Will be in upstate NY , read the R factor they are advertising R9 in the walls R30 in the floor and R40 in the ceiling , found the ceiling and floor rating hard to believe
    Upstate NY is close to home for us .

    As far as I know, the ceiling and floor insulation is fibreglass batts. R40 needs nearly a foot . . . tough to fit this into 4". I have heard some discussion about using reflective materials to boost R value . . . but I can't see how this would work, inside a wall or ceiling. The fibreglass batts inside the underbelly are 2" thick . . . with lots of air gaps.

    I would not hesitate to call Grand Design directly to ask them how they do this insulation calculation. They are really responsive to customer inquiries like this.

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    GD uses layers of astro-foil insulation in the roof and floor to achieve those R-values as do other manufacturers. We've spent many nights in ours in near freezing weather using only the fireplace and a ceramic heater...no furnace. It's definitely better insulated than our previous campers.

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    You'd be just fine in a Reflection trailer. I'm in the North GA Mountains, and I have yet to even use the furnace. We get by with a couple of 1500 watt ceramic heaters with fans. I also will use the electric fireplace in the mornings.

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    We were in the Adirondack Park last week. Furnace wouldn't work. We used a heater buddy and covered the windows with reflectix. Not a house, as was said, but warm enough. I would get double pane glass, if available.


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    What about skirting? We didn't have and we had a frozen line in the bathroom. GD says when it gets below zero, skirting is a must on any model.

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