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Old 01-02-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
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Ran out of propane

Need ideas. Should get to 28 tonite it's (378xl) I have artic pacs on and a lamp on outside of fridge should I put a lamp in the compartment where the hose connections are ,it is in a very sealed metal building


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Old 01-02-2015, 04:22 PM   #2
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Need ideas. Should get to 28 tonite it's (378xl) I have artic pacs on and a lamp on outside of fridge should I put a lamp in the compartment where the hose connections are ,it is in a very sealed metal building


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Old 01-02-2015, 04:36 PM   #3
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It's not insulated think I,ll go head and put a lite in compartment


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Old 01-02-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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Are you saying that when you have propane the TT furnace runs & exhausts inside the sealed metal building? IMO you are better-off having a couple small electric heaters that you keep on low...
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Old 01-02-2015, 05:52 PM   #5
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Not sealed that good and no one is in it just don,t want anything to freeze


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Old 01-02-2015, 06:01 PM   #6
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Since you have electricity as mentioned for your light electric heaters would help.
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:10 PM   #7
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Thanks I just put some heat lamps in certain spots


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Old 01-02-2015, 08:22 PM   #8
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If you just getting down to 28 degrees - I wouldn't worry much. I believe your 378 and our 351 have mostly PEX plumbing. PEX is way more resistant to burst that standard PVC or copper tubing. The biggest worry (if you've got your Arctic Pack turned on) is you're probably gonna need a hose that is not frozen in the morning. I believe your unit has heat strips - so turn 'em on and take a good chilly sleep.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:07 PM   #9
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Buy yourself a couple of these and put them fore & Aft in your MH and you will be good to go!

Amazon.com - DeLonghi EW7707CB Safeheat 1500W ComforTemp Portable Oil-Filled Radiator - Black - Heaters

The nice thing about this model is DeLonghi has a "Freeze" setting: the heater will turn on automagically when the temp drops below 44
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:38 PM   #10
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I have been staying in my Cherokee 284 BH for several months while I work away from home. I have a radiator style heater (oil filled) that does a good job of keeping my camper 68-70 degrees inside. My gas heat (thermostat set on 67) comes on about once a night when the temps get in the low 30's. I have the winter package which has the underneath sealed and insulated. I still open the cabinets where the water is located at night. I have my electric heater on a timer. it comes on at 5:30 PM and cuts off at 10AM. I have a light also attached to the timer so I can check at a glance to see if the timer is working. It took a while to find a timer with three prong outlets. Depending on the size of your camper, I think an electric heater would be a good solution. I got mine at Walmart for under $50. Its basically the same heater that HSVBamaBob listed except it doesn't have the thermostat.
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