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RE: Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

Hi, What communities do you expect to be in? What you wish to do is possible--but much easier if there is a reliable source of electricity. There is a thread on winter camping in the full time forum. pianotuna - None decided on yet, though I would like to be at or north of ~67-68 degrees latitude (the further north, the better). If there were some way to power an overland RV for an extended period in the arctic winter, I would locate as far north as possible without regard to available hookup. But, if this isn’t possible, I have to determine the furthest north location where I can hookup. That said, I don’t plan on “glamping”. I will likely depend on food that requires minimal to no cooking, have arctic expedition gear (i.e. clothing, etc.) with me (for both emergencies and for short to medium-distance treks), take a minimal number of showers over the period, etc. In essence, my focus will be on conserving power and water unless I have a very reliable hookup.
peter-hs 10/20/19 09:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

You can't be serious trying to over winter in the Yukon or Northwest Territories in a RV. Keeping warm, keeping pipes from freezing, and keeping the absorption refrigerator operating will be a challenge for even the most experienced. One snafu could be life threatening. You asked how to power. Only two ways from the grid or a full time generator with am limitless fuel source. Power consumption will be excessive! DownTheAvenue - I'm serious, though I realize I might find you are right. Still, without consideration, without asking for thoughts and suggestions, without investigating, and without hope, this and thousands of other "adventures" could and would never happen. If at the end of the day I determine there is no realistic way to do this without major funding (think multimillion-dollar sponsorship) or something along the lines of a miracle, then I know I will have at least tried. But, if I never put any effort into asking questions and doing some investigation, I won’t be able to even say that.
peter-hs 10/20/19 08:46pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

Even during a short day solar can provide a noticeable amount of amps per 100 watt panel...10-15 if positioned well with a clear sky. No fuel to replace, no noise. Don’t blow it off. Lwiddis - Good points. But, going months with either complete darkness or only a few hours per day of sunshine at most and the likelihood that many of those days might be cloudy might make it difficult to rely on solar power for what is effectively life support (i.e. heat to make the inside of the RV liveable and to maintain the vehicle--keep parts from breaking, bursting, etc.). That's not to say it wouldn't be of any help. But, probably not as a primary means for providing power. That said, since I don't know how best to power the RV in this scenario, I could be wrong and am open to all suggestions.
peter-hs 10/20/19 08:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

Try contacting tourism NWT and Yukon and see if they can help you. They have websites and probably toll free numbers to speak with people who could advise you about the feasibility of such a project. If there are year round sources of fuel, or year round camping, they should be able to tell you more about them. MDKMDK - Thank you for this suggestion. So far, I've looked at the tourism sites for both provinces to see if any of the parks/RV sites are open during the winter and provide hookups. Unfortunately, the information on the sites indicates all parks are closed during this period. But, I'll take your suggestion and contact the tourism offices for both provinces to get information, such as feasibility, from them directly.
peter-hs 10/20/19 07:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

I am looking for ways to power an RV for several weeks/months during the winter in the northern half of the Northwest Territories or Yukon. Assuming the RV is parked most of this period, most of the power will be needed for heating, LED lights, and infrequent bathing. Note the RV will have only one person. Does anyone know of any places on or off-road that provide a hookup during the November-March period? If none are available, are there any alternative sources of power that could be used? Given the number of hours of darkness, solar power might be of little use, so the only other options I know of are either wind energy or very large fuel tanks. I've read wind turbines, such as the Airdolphin Wind Turbine Mark Zero 24V, might work, though I don't know how well, how durable they are, etc. I haven't encountered any information about very large auxiliary fuel tanks or fuel trailers, though I thought this could be an option, at least in theory.
peter-hs 10/19/19 04:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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