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Old 10-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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heating during storage?

I was wondering what might be the best way to provide some heating to my motor home while I store it for the winter? I have it parked on a pad next to my garage with a cover on it and I have it winterized. But I've gone into it a couple of times and found it pretty cold inside. I know a lot of people keep their RV plug in during storage and I was wondering if anyone puts a small electric heater in to warm things up a little? Or what might I do about this?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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Plug it in and buy one or two of the oil filled. Heaters to place in side
This is just to spread some heat in your MH

You have it winterized through out ?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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Sounds like it's covered, meaning all slides are in...what would be the purpose of heating it?

Our camper sits in the driveway all year plugged in, no heat. I've plugged in a ceramic heater to warm it up if I'm doing work in it in the early spring.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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Sounds like it's covered, meaning all slides are in...what would be the purpose of heating it?

Our camper sits in the driveway all year plugged in, no heat. I've plugged in a ceramic heater to warm it up if I'm doing work in it in the early spring.

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x2. We don't heat ours during the winter unless we're working on a mod, fix, etc.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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Don't see any need to heat, winterize, cover and forget about it
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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I don't see any reason to heat your mh.


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Old 10-03-2012, 02:42 PM   #7
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When the temperatures get down into the lower teens or lower, I will either the furnace of a small electric heater so the vinyl floor doesn't crack.....I have read that that can be a problem sometimes.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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If I haven't winterized yet and a coldspell comes in I use 2 electric heaters set on 600 watts. I plug one into the standard receptacle circuit up front and the other into the GFIC circuit in the rear bathroom with the door open. That way I can turn them up to 1500 watts if I go out to watch football and not trip a breaker. I also leave the cabinet doors open so the heat gets to the water lines. I'll turn on the Artic Pack as well. So far in 6 years I've done this twice.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #9
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Sounds like I don't need to worry about it, I have been told to run the generator once in a while to reduce problems with it. I figure on running the diesel engine at lease once a week after the real cold weather starts. any other suggestions? or ideas?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #10
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I use a small (750 watt) oil filled heater. I set it on low, just enough to keep it from going to freezing temps inside the trailer. what that does is it sets up convection currents in the trailer to move the air so the dessicant traps can do a better job of keeping things dry inside. Kind of important living here in Vancouver.
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