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Old 08-26-2021, 04:55 PM   #1
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Omni / Magnitude consideration for winter

Hi there! Live in West Virginia and considering the 4x4 Magnitude or Omni XG32 as hoping to use it for a XC trip next two summers, but also to do some winter skiing. I am worried about what it would take to get it to four-season standards for some weekend fun. Would be electric only .... any advice or comments would be great.

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Old 08-26-2021, 05:55 PM   #2
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Hi there! Live in West Virginia and considering the 4x4 Magnitude or Omni XG32 as hoping to use it for a XC trip next two summers, but also to do some winter skiing. I am worried about what it would take to get it to four-season standards for some weekend fun. Would be electric only .... any advice or comments would be great.
Welcome to the forum.

Suggest you read all the posts about the slide out and cab over structural issues with the Magnitude/Omni.

If you still decide to purchase one, good luck.
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Old 08-26-2021, 07:07 PM   #3
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Thanks, I have seen some of them; but know there are a lot on the road without those issues as well. All the bad stories get overshadow all the people with no problems. If not an Omno or Magnitude, do you have other recommendations? Really think going to want to have the 4x4 and diesel.
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Old 08-26-2021, 08:14 PM   #4
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Hi there! Live in West Virginia and considering the 4x4 Magnitude or Omni XG32 as hoping to use it for a XC trip next two summers, but also to do some winter skiing. I am worried about what it would take to get it to four-season standards for some weekend fun. Would be electric only .... any advice or comments would be great.
WV 4 WV welcome to the forum

For most any four season RV, if not all, you'll have to sink some serious bucks into fixing up to meet your specific standards.

We have the 2020 XG32 Magnitude, and we knew going in that it wasn't a 4-seasons. It was the great floor plan plus 4 wheel drive that we purchased. So, for the past fifteen months we've made a bunch of mods, upgrades, and even a few renovations....in hopes to chase 50 degrees to 40 or even less degrees of cold. My husband likes it chilly and I was born and raised in Alaska. Very much we want to go home someday to show my mom our dogs and cat, and home-on-wheels, Taj.

Right now we are living full time in the rig, but we're stuck in Florida.....prob'ly thru this coming winter it looks like, sigh. But we're very happy with the way everything is going and all the money we've sunk into making "Taj" cold worthy has been worth every dime.

GMthrust can give you all the details, and answer questions that have a technical nature. I just only wanted to chime in, and encourage you ---because being cool is fun. Ha, see what I did there?
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Old 09-01-2021, 06:04 AM   #5
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If you are truly looking for a 4 season RV, this is not it. The Dynamax has a package that gets a little closer with their wilderness addition with more insulation, additional wet bay heaters and dual pane windows. The Omni/Magnitude has none of those and that would be the bare minimum for cold weather.

Plus, I was drawn in by the 4x4 on the side, and after driving it across the country in back, I don't think the 4x4 gets you much. The RV will weigh in at over 18k lbs, the tires will be lucky to get traction in ice/snow so 4x4 really doesn't do much as you would want to chain up in any conditions that is not just a light dusting. Would it do a good job getting you out of a wet grassy field, absolutely. Would I depend on the 4x4 to get me through snow / ice. Never without a good set of chains (or maybe all new tires specifically for off-road + snow).

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Old 09-01-2021, 12:09 PM   #6
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:48 PM   #7
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The explorer package for the isata5 4x4 seems to have 4 season type upgrades...

https://www.dynamaxcorp.com/class-c-motorhomes/isata-5

Explorer Package

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Optional Xplorer Package Includes:

1. Insulated Cab Curtain: closes off the cab in cold climates with zippered
access to the cab area.
2. Lithium Batteries: 400 AH of lithium batteries offer maximum off-grid
efficiency and power, while built-in heaters make sure the batteries can
be charged in cold climates.
3. Enhanced Solar: 800 watts of solar paired with a MPPT (Maximum Power
Point Tracking) controller which converts excess voltage for up to 30%
better charging efficiency.
4. Max Insulation: with higher rated foam in the walls and floor and
additional insulation in the cap, the AC or furnace work less to maintain
the perfect temps.
5. Insulated Utility Bay: Thermal-Foil reflective insulation provides better
heat retention.
6. Heated Tanks: a 4” heat duct runs from the 42,000 BTU furnace to the
holding tank area and through concealed areas containing plumbing lines.
7. Secondary Tank Heater: 12V thermostatically controlled heater is located
in the utility bay to provide auxiliary/back up heat when needed.
8. Temp Sensor: A temperature sensor is located in the utility area and
displayed on the interior multiplex panel so you never have to guess if
the heaters are working.
9. Dual-Pane Windows: Not only reduce the chance of condensation, but
also keep the coach cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Pair this with the already available 4X4 option and you have the
ultimate Off-Road, Off-Grid, Any-Season Motorhome.
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