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topjimmy

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Posted: 01/05/21 11:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have owned and fulltimed in 3 Monty's and have loved all 3 but I and agree with above that is a bunch of Spew the Arctic Pkg on my 2015 Legacy is just Marketing Me and my wife have to crank the Furnace when it gets in the 30's little alone getting down in the teens and twenty's and that goes for all brands in that price range I feel sorry for people that got to fulltime in 5er's in Wyoming the Dakota's etc.. in the winter you will go thru ALOT of propane


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Our 2016 Montana Legacy has done fine at 24 degrees supplementing the furnace with an electric heater and we were very comfortable. I have a temp probe mounted between the holding tanks and they never got close to freezing running the furnace maybe 10 minutes per hour. I don't have much to compare it to but it stays a lot warmer than our 2007 Laredo did in the same temp. Also our camper has over 300 nights spent in it and about 18,000 miles with no major issues and has never been back to the dealer since the day we bought it. Good quality or just luck? Who knows.


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I didn't think our Montana HC did too bad in some cold weather we encountered in September (well below freezing overnight, didn't get above 40 with no sun and super windy outside during the day, in WY). We utilized the fireplace as a space heater, and kept the heat around 62 and just wore an extra layer. But, I think part of the problem is, people expect it to be like their house in the winter. No trailer right off the lot is that well insulated. If I were stationary and living in it full time, I would spend the money on some good skirting.


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According to some of you familiar with them....it says little for the other seven!

Yep, they’re not a house.....We do use a bit more propane than I’d like when the temperatures get well below zero. Have to run the genny more than we like to keep the batteries charged....that forced air does pull on the batteries! memtb


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Arcamper wrote:

Our 2016 Montana Legacy has done fine at 24 degrees supplementing the furnace with an electric heater and we were very comfortable. I have a temp probe mounted between the holding tanks and they never got close to freezing running the furnace maybe 10 minutes per hour. I don't have much to compare it to but it stays a lot warmer than our 2007 Laredo did in the same temp. Also our camper has over 300 nights spent in it and about 18,000 miles with no major issues and has never been back to the dealer since the day we bought it. Good quality or just luck? Who knows.



That must be one heck of a electric heater to only allow 10 minutes per hour on the furnace in 24 degrees , or its sitting fairly close to the thermostat .

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We have an 07 Montana and when he gets around about 40° outside air temp we put our thermostat on 68 and throughout the night it kicks off and on about every 25 to 30 minutes. It also has an arctic package unbelievable arctic package for what an igloo ice cooler I guess. NOT IMPRESSED Ide do it differently

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Jim and Barb wrote:

We have an 07 Montana and when he gets around about 40° outside air temp we put our thermostat on 68 and throughout the night it kicks off and on about every 25 to 30 minutes. It also has an arctic package unbelievable arctic package for what an igloo ice cooler I guess. NOT IMPRESSED Ide do it differently


Having a 2008 Montana I know exactly what you are talking about.

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JAC1982 wrote:

But, I think part of the problem is, people expect it to be like their house in the winter. No trailer right off the lot is that well insulated.
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I don't know about that, early last spring we were in ours at 7 degrees F. with a 35 mph wind coming from the back/street (slide) side of our 5er and we weren't chilly at all. Yes we ate some propane, but we were very comfortable and the furnace was cycling. I didn't think we could ask for anything more from it.


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Man I can tell you are from the Dakota's you are used to that weather you are like my Dad that would walk around in a T Shirt outside in a Blizzard we use to call him The Snowman but most of us in a 5er at 7 degrees with 35MPH winds are going to freeze our Butts Off without CRANKING the Furnace and fireplace you are Hard Core dude![emoticon], the Arctic Pkg on most of these 5er's is just Thermofoil in the underbelly and heated tanks

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cummins2014 wrote:

A little write up in the RV magazine rating the Montana Fifth Wheels in the top eight for cold weather camping . I never felt my previous 2008 Montana was very good in sub freezing weather. Apparently they have improved with their Arctic package.


Having owned a Montana previously, and taking into account my brother has a 2019 Montana High Country, they have improved nothing. Its all a load of BS just the same as the spew Keystone puts in their brochures and on their website.

RV magazine is owned by Camping World, Camping World is a Keystone dealer. Not hard to figure out.


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