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Old 08-25-2016, 07:20 AM   #1
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Have 261BHXL

Need advise on how to get it ready for living in it in cold weather. Moving to pomeroy wa next month.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:21 AM   #2
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Its 2015 model.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:38 AM   #3
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1. 25' Heated water hose with thermostat (good one not cheapie)
2. Skirting to go around outside of trailer
3. 100 lb propane tank or make deal with local company for bigger installed tank
4. reflex for windows and vents that aren't going to be used in the winter
5 back up heater electric or propane

all this assumes you will be living in your trailer
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:13 PM   #4
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I have two propane bottles. Is the heated hose better than the heated tape? I was thinking of using combination of plywood frame with star foam insulation around bottom.
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We found the heated hose much easier than the tape. But with either you still need to insulate both ends and the hose bib at the park. We used mainly electric heaters (ceramic with thermostat) but on really cold nights be sure to run the camper heater some for the under the floor hoses and such.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:42 PM   #6
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Would the two bottles be enough? Can a 100 lb propane tank be rented from a dealer? Do I need a different hose other than the one on the trailer?
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Your 30lb bottles will work you just have to change them out more often. I don't know about renting however many folks that stay the winter around here rent a large tank from the propane company.
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So they aren't permanent tanks and can be removed
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So they aren't permanent tanks and can be removed
Yep. They sit on the ground outside your RV. And usually whoever you rent them from will hook it up for you and come by and refill on a schedule.
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Kewl I will look into that when I get there. Cheaper I bet than refilling my tanks a lot
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