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Old 09-15-2014, 06:16 PM   #11
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We were on the water tank supply and did not have a water hose attached but your comment about a heated water line is a good suggestion. As for the newspaper I am lost. Do you mean to fill the wetbay with newspaper, see below.
Wadded up newspaper is a good insulation.
How ever given the size of yours perhaps some ridged foam cut to fit to insulate it would be a better idea.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:10 AM   #12
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We run on our on board water --set thermostat at 72 and leave coach closed up. (Slides in). Have run at low as 3 degree a couple times. Never had a freeze issue??

Russell.
Do you have a heated basement?
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Wet bay heater for Encounter

On the RV I had last year I had a 2" hole that blew heat into the basement. The new RV has heated tanks I think. Haven't looked into that yet as I don't plan on being in cold weather this winter.

I believe the big thing is to heat as little space as possible. So we keep slides closed. With your slides extended you will be exposing more water lines to the elements.

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"Slides in" is an excellent idea for when temps drop below freezing. It didn't occur to me to pull them in when we were in Huntsville, but I will do so the next time we get caught out in cold temps.

Still does not solve my wet bay issue. I think I'll look into what might be available in a small 12v heater that I can install in that area.

Not to sound like a broken record but our coach does not have a heated basement, meaning our tanks are not heated nor is there any heat provided to any areas below the floor.

I can't tell from the many responses if the suggestions are coming from folks that do have heated basements or like the DW and I, do not have heat to the basement area.

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