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Old 04-12-2018, 07:37 PM   #1
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After spending the winter in the southern states we had to come back to the Midwest to take care of some business. Well, itís April and we had a few cold nights. 14 degrees one night! Not a problem! I was impressed that just running the furnace a little would prevent it from freezing! It works, until you run out of LP. Of course that was on a Saturday night and no place to get LP anywhere close at all. I looked at the water system in the basement and the damage was done. The waterpur filter housing and the prescreen housing appeared to be all that froze and broke. I did have the shower handle break as well but that is all that burst so I consider myself lucky lucky lucky! I guess I was shocked that I went through so much LP so fast. Lesson learned.

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Old 04-12-2018, 07:42 PM   #2
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If you're connected to shore power, you might consider using a small 1500watt heater. You'd be amazed how much propane can be saved by running one of those on the floor of the coach and using leaving the propane furnace to kick on for what the space heater can't do.

Glad nothing major happened.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:16 PM   #3
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If you're connected to shore power, you might consider using a small 1500watt heater. You'd be amazed how much propane can be saved by running one of those on the floor of the coach and using leaving the propane furnace to kick on for what the space heater can't do.

Glad nothing major happened.


I am glad as well. Thanks! I did have an electric heater inside but I needed warm air down to the water area by way of the ducting hence the reason I ran the furnace. I had it set at 48 so I was impressed at how it worked so well! It could have been much worse!
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You are lucky. You might want to consider an “extend a stay” adapter on your propane tank fitting. That would have enabled you to hook up a 20# bottle that you can get at the corner convienient store.
Reference: Installing a Camco 59123 4 port brass tee (Extend-A-Stay).
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:40 AM   #5
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Wow! I've not heard of this! It would have been a great back up plan. Not only that I've been wanting to hook my grill up to the tank as we normally don't use a lot of LP and I don't want to carry a large tank and the little tanks don't last long. Thank you very much for this! Much appreciated.

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We also have the 2300. The electric heater we use is off of ama$on. It store nicely in the water filter bay. Just my 2 cents...
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:44 PM   #7
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We also have the 2300. The electric heater we use is off of ama$on. It store nicely in the water filter bay. Just my 2 cents...


The fact of the matter is I was too lazy to check the LP level. I have a big electric heater for inside cabin but I donít have one for the water bay. That will be nice addition in the future. I rarely am out when the temps are below freezing but this spring has just been ridiculous! Supposed to get snow this weekend and we are back to freezing temps again! 77 Friday! Enough winter already!! Lol!

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We have a 3010DS with an extend a stay. We leave Vermont in January to head down south. Usually we take a day or two to get the RV ready for travel. One night at 0 deg can blow through a 20lb tank so you have to keep your eye on it and have some spares on hand. We use a quilt to separate the cab area, insulation pads in all the vents & draw down the window shades. Even with all that in the teens or lower you will use lots of propane. You do need to run the furnace to get the warm air circulating in the basement.
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:52 PM   #9
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We have a 3010DS with an extend a stay. We leave Vermont in January to head down south. Usually we take a day or two to get the RV ready for travel. One night at 0 deg can blow through a 20lb tank so you have to keep your eye on it and have some spares on hand. We use a quilt to separate the cab area, insulation pads in all the vents & draw down the window shades. Even with all that in the teens or lower you will use lots of propane. You do need to run the furnace to get the warm air circulating in the basement.


If I had had any idea that we were going to be below freezing for weeks I would have just winterized it. This spring has just been unreal!
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Take a look at my albums. I bought a duct switch from Homdep. I rarley winterize btw our winter trips and with brooder lamp the water bay stays well in the 40s....
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