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Old 01-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #41
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Continuing my winter camping story. Got snowed in in SC in my mothers yard. A week stay ended up 12 days and we left this am and are now relaxing in Opilaka ALA at a campsite with full hookups, cable and wireless. all for 32. per night.Supposed to be 17 deg tonight. Leave in am for Ft walton beach Fla.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:38 PM   #42
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Hello y'all,

We are back from our trip of "winter camping" in north Florida and west Georgia. We did pretty well, but the learning curve was great.

Only one night did our water hose freeze. Had to use the hair dry to defrost. We had turned off the water...but the water in the hose froze. So we would just disconnect the hose and put it the bath tub at night. Reconnect in the morning...problem solved.

We did discovery that the compartment under the bed where the water heater is, would radiate cold throught the air bed. So we are going to add some insulation.

Do you think a water heater blanket like you use at home would do the job? Do ya see any problems with this? figured that we would also insulate the water pump as well. In the the bottom half of a bath cabinet on the floor. Will also help deaden noise.

We are also thinking of adding some foam board to the under bed compartment and cargo storage compartment, assessable from outside.

The electric space heater would really well. Some times is got TOOO warm! Had to turn it down...keep it turned to 60-65 degrees and was toasty in the trailer.

Like to hear what y'all have to say. Suggestions welcome!
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:29 AM   #43
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We finally made it to florida last friday and are enjoying it very much after all the snow and freezing weather. Will leave here friday to start our journey home. No other problems just loving it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:46 PM   #44
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Hey Bill & Theresa

Hope you have a great trip while in Florida!
When we were there it was ccccoooollllldddddd!
Hope the weather is better for y'all!
Have a safe and uneventful trip home.
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Speaking of heating the coach, is a heat strip worth the investment for my a/c unit or would I be better off just continuing to use my two electric heaters (one for each side)?
Kenn: I had a previous camper with heat strips in the AC, and it worked very well. We used it all the time, reserving the furnace for times when we wanted a quick blast of heat when we first set up. I don't know what adding the strips would cost, but after we tried a cube heater we ended up getting almost identical results, except it was much quieter than the strips in the AC. The only down side, in our view, is that the cube heaters take up extra space, whereas the strips in the AC do not.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:11 PM   #46
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Kenn: I had a previous camper with heat strips in the AC, and it worked very well. We used it all the time, reserving the furnace for times when we wanted a quick blast of heat when we first set up. I don't know what adding the strips would cost, but after we tried a cube heater we ended up getting almost identical results, except it was much quieter than the strips in the AC. The only down side, in our view, is that the cube heaters take up extra space, whereas the strips in the AC do not.
Can someone explain and post a link o these strips in the AC? I'm not familiar with them.

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Old 01-18-2011, 11:21 PM   #47
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im not familiar with them either.
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heh. so pretty much my fireplace is my heat strip without the noise :P
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:20 PM   #50
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We returned home from Florida today. Weather in Florida was great. 60s day and 30s night. Trip home was uneventful. One night in Lake Hartwell State park on SC and Ga line, nice park. Overall good trip one month away from home. Problems include furnace problems and kitchen faucet leaked so I replaced it with a real kitchen faucet with spray. No more leaks.
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