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Old 11-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #61
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I opened up the basement door one morning and it was about 15* warmer down there than it was up in the bedroon-- looked at duct work and noticed the end at the front wall was WIDE open and most of the heat was going right into the basement. I went to Menards and got a roll of heating duct tape and sealed up the end- now I get airflow in bedroom vent and a lot warmer up there and more reasonable in the basement..................
I put this on a list of things to get done to the ES next year. Right now it is at the dealer getting some warranty work done and the dreaded pink juice!!!!! Looking forward to 2013 Camping Season..... I wonder where it will take us!!!
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:55 AM   #62
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Pics of our winter set up. Under the rig we insulated all the dump lines and have 3 lights set up for heat, plus a little propane heater for emergent frozen lines. And I insulated those pesky low point drains.

Outside the rig is lined with extruded poly panels and covered with plastic to knock down the wind. We flushed the rear black tank, filled it, and added 2 gallons of rv antifreeze to shut it down for the winter. We did this to try to remove one source of freezing for the winter. again I wish I could bypass, drain, and winterize the aft bathroom all together, but I don't think I can.

Anyway this is our set up for now, we'll see how long it lasts. given it's going to be 50deg F today and close to 60 next week, we may need to uncover the ACs!

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:57 AM   #63
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:59 AM   #64
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Our power consumption...and inside the wub club (Ice Castle).
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:11 PM   #65
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I don't think the guys on the Red Green show could even do that good of a job. Have fun up there and mother nature IS being nice to MN this weekend.
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What is the Ice Castle rated at for COLD? Youroo!!
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:52 PM   #67
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Now we just need a good winter with plenty of snow!
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:48 AM   #68
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What is the Ice Castle rated at for COLD? Youroo!!
One of the guys I work with takes his every year out and leaves it on the lake. Said he was in his in 2008 when it was -35 before wind chill and it was 60 deg inside the ice castle.

They are MUCH warmer than anything else we've ever been in. We'll be selling it in 2016 when we head back to Colorado, because Colorado doesn't get cold enough...

In the summer it's a sweat box though. we're getting an AC for it and that should help.
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I don't think the guys on the Red Green show could even do that good of a job. Have fun up there and mother nature IS being nice to MN this weekend.
That's high praise. Red Green was my hero growing up!
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Now we just need a good winter with plenty of snow!
I'll take the snow, but I'd prefer to keep it above -10 this year...
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