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Old 12-28-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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Heating while stored

I have my motorhome parked in an enclosed unheated garage. Normal temps in the winter range from the teens into the 40's. Seems like most of my friends who own RV's keep a small space heater going in the winter if they have a source of electricity. I have never done that before and just wondering if I should. What are the pro's and con's? Hate to add to my electric bill.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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Drive by any RV dealer today. I doubt any of their RVs are being heated. Same for any U-store-it lot. I know mine isn't. My Pup was unheated for 20 years. My Roo19's been unheated for one and is unheated now.

It might be nice, but I figure it's unnecessary.

(Assuming you've winterized it, of course!)
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The only reason we run an electric oil filled heater (set to keep the inside above freezing) is because we didn't want to mess with winterizing the refrigerator. We have a pad on the side of our house with a 30 amp outlet so it was easier to use a heater and at the same time the batteries are maintained.

Nothing will be damaged if you winterize it and set some mouse traps.
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I am winterized and plugged in to 30 amp. Think I'll forego the heat. Heading to AZ end of the month anyway!
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I keep a heater going in my TT, but that's because I occasionally sneak out there for "quiet time" and like to be comfortable.
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I keep a heater going in my TT, but that's because I occasionally sneak out there for "quiet time" and like to be comfortable.
Ah, the dog house!
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because we didn't want to mess with winterizing the refrigerator
?? I've never heard of winterizing a refrigerator.
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?? I've never heard of winterizing a refrigerator.
You have to if you have an ice maker and water dispenser.
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?? I've never heard of winterizing a refrigerator.
The fridge probably has an ice maker.
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Got it.
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