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Old 10-20-2020, 09:54 PM   #1
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Hike172 bh reviews and 4 season use

Considering purchasing a Hike 172 bh. First trailer purchase. Anyone with first Hand knowledge or experience with this trailer? Also, I am not sure if it can be used for 4 seasons? Probably some Cole weather boondocking in the cards. Thanks.
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:59 AM   #2
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More detail on what you define "cold weather camping" would help.

Cold weather to some is camping where it get to 28 degrees for 2-4 of hours in early morning hours. Others view it as a day or more at below freezing with low temps into the teens.

In a video I just looked at, the black & gray water drain is exposed to the outside air and will freeze solid after some 6-8 hours of 25 degree weather.
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:05 PM   #3
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cold weather

I was hoping to boondock at a ski area off and on, so extended cold time. The Escape 19 and Oliver trailers seem better suited, but I like many attributes of the Hike.
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Old 10-24-2020, 05:47 PM   #4
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I use to own a CASITA and now own a Mini Drop which is basically a Hike without all the extra’s. If I was going to go camping at a sky area I would want my CASITA back.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:06 PM   #5
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We bought our Winnebago Hike this past June 2020. We are in love with it!
Our first RV and we have made great use of it. Tows easily with our QX80, not so great with GMC Acadia with FWD.
We have only done a few nights so far that were cold, but certainly not freezing (upper 50s). The heater works really well. I hooked up 2 Interstate 27DC RV batteries from Costco and even with heater cycling on/off at night, lights, water pump, etc my battery was still nearly full. I am sure on a colder night it would cycle more, but the RV is so small it heats up in minutes.

We plan to take it into snowy weather this winter, will report back.

We bought it from A&L RV Sales in Columbia, TN. The whole team there is fantastic and it was well worth the 7 hour drive to pick it up there.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:08 PM   #6
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I am new at this, what makes those other models better for cold? I assume more airtight and better insulation, but curious.
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