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Old 10-16-2016, 08:03 PM   #11
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When plugged in, we use two electric heaters, one in the bedroom and one in the living area, and our bathroom is cold unless we keep the door open. I am thinking about installing a louvered door vent or a through wall vent so the the temp will be more equalized. Or, add a heat strip to the roof air unit which would end the hassel of using the two heaters.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:48 AM   #12
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REALLLY cold

It wasn't a Forest River product, but in an earlier life, we had to stay in Colorado one winter in our Dutch Star motorhome. It got to minus 18 one night, and didn't get up to zero for seven days. We used a lot of propane and a lot of electricity, but were comfortable in the motorhome. None of our pipes froze, but I kept an electric heater going in the basement. My son's 40 year old house had a pipe freeze and break that had never frozen before. The worst problem was that I had to pull out of the rv park and get more propane and the ice was very bad on the roads. That wasn't any fun, driving a 40' motorhome on rutted ice roads. But we survived.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:57 AM   #13
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Depends where your pipes and such run.

I have low drain points under the camper that have water in them regardless of tank or city source. They are below the belly cover. They will be the coldest.

Running water won't freeze, so if you let a faucet drip that should help.

Water expands as it freezes - it depends where it freezes whether you will have damage or hot - some ice in a holding tank should be an issue - it can expand upward.

In the flexible pipes I'd imagine it would be OK. In faucets, the pump and a full water heater tank I'm thinking you'd have issues.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:41 PM   #14
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Cold is determined by the facial expressions of a male brass monkey!
now that is funny. Thank u
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:17 PM   #15
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We've never had a MH where the bathroom stayed warm. Usually just keep the door open. Never had tubes freeze either and one time we were in -19 in Denver for 3 days. Just kept the furnace at 68 and crossed my fingers.


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Old 10-20-2016, 08:22 PM   #16
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I have the same situation with my 28QB. I hang a tarp behind the rear axle then toward the rear as far back as the drain line. I use bungee cords to hold it up front, rear, and sides to keep wind from blowing through. An incandescent trouble light hung inside tarp provides enough heat to keep tanks from freezing. Light on generally only at night.
Fresh water line outside has pipe insulation around it with a heat tape inside the insulation and on the supply riser.
We use a small electric heater to keep inside warm and rarely need the gas heater.
I have removed a cabinet panel to let warm air get to the water heater and supply lines more easily when in the teens or twenties.
Have not had any issues doing this even with snow and ice in the morning.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:50 AM   #17
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Our bathroom stay warm or cool what ever the coach thermostat dictates. Funny threads. I spent 23 yrs above the artic circle.
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:00 AM   #18
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What do y'all do when it rains? Sorry
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Thumbs up Thanks

Thanks for all the comments, suggestions and answers. I guess I made a basic mistake in thinking that FR would meke improvements when designing a newer and more expensive version of the same coach. i.e. 21QB > 23QB

They had some nice functional features in the low cost entry level 21QB such as heat duct in the bathroom and external suction line for winterizing.

I guess the "race to the bottom" is just too strong for an RV company to consider continuous improvement as better than continuous cost cutting.

I know this has taught me to never recommend any FR product to friends. Have already steered a close friend away from FR for his purchase this fall as I do not want to be blamed for suggesting he buy an RV from a company with such a poor track record on quality and functionality.
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In mid September we were at Coachmen for warranty work on our Freelander 20CB Micro.

During a factory tour of the build of class C Freelanders, the tour guide, Dave Miller, mentioned that Coachmen builds their products with the temperature range of +20 degrees to +90 degrees as an average.

I bet if they built their products here in Minnesota, that +20 would be a bit lower!! Or not...
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