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Old 01-27-2014, 05:18 PM   #31
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Edit from what I understand about heat pumps ( which is not much) do you not need water from below ground to make your heat pump work.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:25 PM   #32
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Edit from what I understand about heat pumps ( which is not much) do you not need water from below ground to make your heat pump work.

You do not need water to run a heatpump. Your thinking geothermal and these RV ones are just air to air heatpump. They will only run down to about 30-35 degrees and prob lockout which then switches over to the propane furnace. There peak running is about 40-42. Anything below that they start to run longer and blow cooler.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:27 PM   #33
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Just got a call from our dealer and our new Cottage will be delivered to us next Friday. Yea!!! can't wait.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:13 AM   #34
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Where is your unit going to live in Virginia and getting this early you will probably have to winterize it.
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:44 AM   #35
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So I assume you winterize your unit then, just wandering how you do the dishwasher and washer if you have one. Thanks for info, I think this will help.

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I blow out all of the lines with an air compressor. I shut off the ice maker and dishwasher a couple weeks before we shut down, we'll wait and see if it worked. I had a fifth wheel and did it that way for 6yrs, my wife didn't like the antifreeze after taste.
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:34 PM   #36
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Do you pour any antifreeze into the bottom of the dishwasher, I would assume their must water in bottom. What do you guys use for propane - the 30lb tanks or do use larger for longer stays.
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:19 PM   #37
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We will be living in ours during the winter. We are having 2 100 lb propane tanks delivered so we will be toasty warm. We have been down in the teens already and have had no problems in the 5th wheel, so we will be fine.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:59 PM   #38
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Just wandering how long your 100 lb tank would last
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:05 PM   #39
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We don't have 100 lb yet, but right now we have 2 40 lb tanks and we can go 3 - 4 days on just 1 tank when the temps are 20 or below. We keep our heat set at 68 in the living room and 65 in the bedroom and no frozen pipes or tanks. In our 5th wheel (King of the Road) some of the heat goes down in the under belly. We also use a ceramic heater so everything is good.
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In the "J" traps And Dishwasher I put about 2 cups of antifreeze or windshield washer fluid for the winter, also drop some in the black tank.
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