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Old 11-12-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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23 here tonite

what do you think,,we have a fully inclosed rv building NOT insulated I am thinking of just turning the heater to 60 degrees ,I have no water in the tanks but what about the water valve on the back of refridgerator,and is there a vent in the basement area that needs to be opened? I can set a small electric heater on a barrel at the fridge vent "just not to close" what do you think?

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Old 11-12-2013, 05:59 AM   #2
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opps, it is a 2013 378 xl

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Old 11-12-2013, 06:24 AM   #3
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Are you talking about the RV's propane heater?

If so, I do not recommend running it in an enclosed RV garage. The exhaust is poisonous and will fill the garage with odorless poison gas (Carbon Monoxide). Additionally, inside the RV, interior water vapor can condense on the windows and walls, run down, and ruin the wall paper.

Better to use an electric heater or a couple of 100 watt incandescent (not CFL) light bulbs strategically located to provide some heat to the plumbing.

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Old 11-12-2013, 07:00 AM   #4
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I was planning on opening the roll up door a couple inches and I also have roof vents on building and it is located by itself
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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rwehba, I also keep mine in a uninsulated barn. It is by no means airtight. I turn the artic pac on, set the thermostat on the rear heater to its lowest setting. The rear heater puts warm air to the tanks and keeps the interior warm enough to prevent freezing. I sometimes turn the fridge on on propane, which generates enough heat to keep the water line from freezing. This may not work for everyone, but it has for me in temps down to the mid to high teens.

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:14 PM   #6
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Around 30 last night here, projected 28 tonight.

We have the electric fireplace in our RV, and we have shore power. So we set the fireplace at 55 degrees, removed the outdoor shower hose and wrapped the low point drains.

Everything went well last night, and temps were in the 60s today. DH checked it around 6 PM this evening and it was 65 inside.

We didn't want to drain we're making at least one more trip before buttoning 'er up for the winter...which isn't that bad here in NE LA.

After our final trip we'll drain everything, but leave 'er on shore power with electric heat.

(DH got up in the middle of the night last night, went out and checked on 'er...we're like new parents, lots to do to take care of our new "baby"!)

BTW, I had PMs *smoking* last evening with wmtire...thanks for your help and advice, friend!

Y'all he even offered to come over and help DH if he needed 'im.

I'm thinkin he must *might* deserve a tater pie!

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Old 11-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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We have a 2012 378 XL, we already winterized the coach but now decided to take a trip to Florida this weekend. I'm going to drain the antifreeze out of the lines but leave in the ice maker and drink dispenser. Will this damage the refrigerator? I don't need to use the ice maker or drink dispenser on this trip. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:38 PM   #8
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I found out during factory tour that the Georgetown propane furnace has vents in the basement on both sides. The thermostat goes down to 40, on cold nights I use it and it burns very little propane. Winterization is better but I use my unit several times during the winter

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