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Old 11-07-2019, 10:44 PM   #21
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Along the same line, we leave for Florida tomorrow - and unfortunately, just heard the temperatures will fall to 25 tonight. The motor home was bought in FLA and we moved to Oklahoma this summer. Thought we'd get back before it got too cold, but here we are.
What do you suggest. Winterize now? Keep furnace going tonight until we drive out in the morning? I do not have a bi=pass in place so what do you suggest. Only 1 night of 25 degrees tonight here in Tulsa. HELP!!!
I donít think one night where it drops to 25 will be an issue. Run your heater and as another suggested open your cabinets.

Do you have tank heaters? Turn them on if you do.

We live in Florida but have camped many times where the temp got down in the 20ís overnight but warmed back up above freezing the next day. No problems. A few years back we were caught in the polar vortex in the panhandle of FL. I-10 was closed due to ice. Several days of below,freezing overnight but above freezing during the day. Get down here...75 degrees right now on the Space Coast...
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:50 PM   #22
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Thanks for your quick response. This is helpful. I'll report back how things transpired!
You'll be fine. I also have a couple of Blink XT2 cameras inside, one on the dash and the other in the rear bath. The XT2 is nice because it has a built-in temperature monitoring function as well as a microphone.

Right now both are reporting the temps as 47 degrees, probably because they're at the far ends of the coach while the fireplace is in the center. The XT2 does have a temperature alarm but the lowest it can be set is 45 degrees so it may wake me up tonight yet.

I can see that floor heater, the one set to Low, on the front camera. It will start to rotate back and forth if it turns on. As long as it's always in the same position I know it hasn't turned on. Hmmm, it just turned on. I may have to walk out there and crank the thermostats up a bit or relocate that extra heater to the rear bath.

So yeah, I do believe in hedging my bets.

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Old 11-07-2019, 11:10 PM   #23
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Do you have tank heaters? Turn them on if you do.
But ONLY if you have some fluid in them, like a quarter to a third full. Some tank heaters will be can damaged or damage the tank walls if run with no fluid in them.

I have both my black and gray indicating 1/3'rd full so I am running the tank heaters.

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Old 11-08-2019, 12:29 AM   #24
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But ONLY if you have some fluid in them, like a quarter to a third full. Some tank heaters will be can damaged or damage the tank walls if run with no fluid in them.

I have both my black and gray indicating 1/3'rd full so I am running the tank heaters.

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Ray, Thx for the heads up. I have never even thought about having fluid in my tank. I guess if there is nothing in them then no need to turn them on. But certainly donít want to turn them on if theyíre empty..
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