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SteveAE

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Posted: 08/01/13 08:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those window covering should help a lot as long as they stay dry.
Though I wonder if they would get damp due to the proximity of the cold windows?

Steve

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Posted: 08/01/13 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Steve,

I'll let you know--but R.H. will be low.


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Full Time in a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, 556 amp hours of AGM in two battery banks 12 volt batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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Posted: 08/01/13 09:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Then you should be just fine.
Have fun with the project.

Steve

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This may be a stupid question but is there a certain brand of heated water hose that is more popular to use in the winter than others? I am searching and need to purchase one soon with our first winter in Colorado coming up soon. However, the RV places are having trouble with distributors and I just figured if I got and answer here then I could purchase one online. We are scheduled to be skirted in a week and have done a ton of other preps for the winter. Just really would rather have a heated hose than a heat taped and insulated hose. Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 10/28/13 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am considering taking a job in North Carolina. Temporarily (~6 months) I will be living in my new Alpine FW. it is a '4 season' rated trailer.. (I know, depending on what Keystone means by that!).
it does not have dual pane windows.

we live in Texas now.

the yearly weather stats show Dec/Jan/Feb avg lows to be below freezing
and they do get snow that sticks around.
historical lows are below 0F.

so at least I will need a heated water hose. The water center has a big 4 inch hole when u need to pass a hose thru it. Shouldn't there be a cover with a flex hole in the center?

of course the back/grey outlet pipe is below the under belly panel.

I saw the storm door mod, and read about the window covers, heater elements in the storage bays, protection for the fridge.

anything else jump to mind? Just purchased FW, and now this!..


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camperpaul

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camperpaul wrote:

SteveAE wrote:

The refrigerator in my trailer is a Norcold.
I called Norcold and discussed this with them.
They said that below 32 degrees (F), the refrigerator would not operate correctly, and that at temps of ~ zero (F), damage “could” occur. (I have used my trailer in below zero temperatures and, so far, the refrigerator still works)
However, they now make (and install on all new Norcold refrigerators), a "Cold Weather Kit" (Norcold part number 634913) that will allow the refrigerator to safely operate down to zero degrees. I am still unclear as to exactly what it does; however I will probably get it just for piece of mind when operating in cold temps. The price is about $80.00. If I do get it, I will post my feedback here.

Steve
A "Thermocube" and a 40 Watt appliance bulb do the job for me.
Updated:
Here is the Thermocube® and the 60 Watt lamp I had to use last winter when the outside temperature went down to -15°F.

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I also had to block off 2/3 of the vent louvers to keep the wind from blowing away the heat from the lamp.


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Hi,

Has anyone seen or used this material?

Iceloc

It apparently prevents pipes from bursting!

pianotuna

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Hi all,

I've added electrically heated carpets to my class C. The comfort level has sharply improved with this latest addition to my RV.

I got mine from Tempurtech

They can be cut as they do not have wires. I chose to get the indoor/outdoor version as they can be pressure washed.

I have an insulated "basement" but sadly no way to heat it. The under side of the carpets is getting to 47C and that is warming up the unheated cavity. Floor areas, which were below freezing before, even though the RV was at 20 c, are now at 7 or 8 C.

It should also help with the last pipes that there was no way to heat.

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pianotuna

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Posted: 02/11/14 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi SteveAE,

Not a hint of wetness--R.H. in the RV is running 25%. Testing was to -34 c (it did not get colder than that this year).

SteveAE wrote:

Those window covering should help a lot as long as they stay dry.
Though I wonder if they would get damp due to the proximity of the cold windows?

Steve


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