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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:37 pm 
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Our oldest daughter is considering fulltiming because its cheaper than a apartment. We have found a couple older TT's 08-09 in her price range but they do not have covered under bellies. How much harder is it to keep the trailer warm in the winter if it has a open under belly. I don't want her to buy something that she ends up not being able to stay in because its to cold. Keep in mind Virginia is not as cold as places up north but it does get in the low teens and single didgets sometimes.

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The biggest concern is without a covered belly there is no way to keep it warm around the plumbing like it in our OR's. Just depends on the weather if it would be an issue.Dave

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The biggest concern is without a covered belly there is no way to keep it warm around the plumbing like it in our OR's. Just depends on the weather if it would be an issue.Dave


I thought about that. What if I wrapped the plumbing with heat tape? I know that nothing is gona be 100%, just trying to weigh her options.

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Jordan, spent 17 years in Norfolk and I'd wait til I could find something with an enclosed basement It can and does get down right cold there. You could of course enclose the basement if you wanted to but not sure how effective it would be.

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Agreed you could enclose the bottom but you would still need some kind of heat source to keep it warm as ours have heat directed there. Maybe you could find a used Open Range. Dave

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Living through a VA (anywhere in the mid Atlantic) can be done But it will require a bit a prep.Constant monitoring of the weather and most importantly a well insulated RV. Any old RV will not do. Open non covered , non heated underbelly will pose a major challenge.
Mid Atlantic winters are typically not that severe. However the mid-Atlantic has the potential to be the hottest place in the country or the coldest place in the country. You need to be prepared for the extremes when they occur.

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Yeah yall have confirmed everything I have thought about. Guess I will start looking for a newer used on for her. Just don't know if I can find a OR for under 20k and that is her top dollar. Thank for all the info guys.

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We have a 2014 MR310BHS for sale. We're asking $25k. It has the 4 season and would work great. We fulltime in it and love it. Were selling because we want to move up to a 5er. If your interested, give us a holler. :cfire


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We have a 2014 MR310BHS for sale. We're asking $25k. It has the 4 season and would work great. We fulltime in it and love it. Were selling because we want to move up to a 5er. If your interested, give us a holler. :cfire


I really appreciate the offer but she can't afford anymore than $20k. I really think I am going to be hard pressed to find a used OR for that amount but I will look.

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It seems to me that if this will be for fulltime living, you will likely want to skirt around it anyway. If you have skirting, then is an enclosed underbelly really necessary?

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It seems to me that if this will be for fulltime living, you will likely want to skirt around it anyway. If you have skirting, then is an enclosed underbelly really necessary?


I have thought about that. I just have to find out if the campground she will be staying at will allow me to do skirting.

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