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Old 12-08-2016, 08:45 PM   #1
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The Adventures of Newbee - But baby it's cold outside

Since I am using a phase from a Christmas song, let me first wish everyone a merry Christmas ( Or a joyful holiday of your faith or lack there of ). If that doesn't cover everyone, I admit defeat

I have noted the good insulation of Newmars in hot temps before. Here is our latest experience in cold weather. For reference we did get the "polar pack" option that amounts to R19 in the roof.

Overnight in Selina Kansas. DW wakes and informs me it is 11 degrees F outside in the morning. We are happy that the Oasis kept the coach at 70 degrees all night. Seemed to run a bit more than normal but we were snug.

Ready to leave. Run the departure checklist. Shower door locked, check; kitchen counters clear, check; vent closed... oops.

Seems I had left the kitchen vent open from supper cooking the night before. Well I am a senior so I had a "moment".

So there you go. 11 degrees, vent open, comfy and happy campers. 13 Degrees F right now tonight at our current camp site. Vent is closed and it's nice and warm. Heater is happily working less.

We bought a Newmar because of it's advertised insulation. We are happy . If you are looking for "cold weather" coach this might be a good coach.

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Glad all is going well with you and Louene. Merry Christmas to you too!

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Old 12-09-2016, 10:24 AM   #3
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I agree, Mark. We have been in 100 degree weather in Florida this summer, and in the teens in Tennessee and North Carolina so far this winter. We have been comfortable inside our Newmar in both extremes. Yes, the more extreme the temperature the harder the equipment has to work to keep it comfortable, but that's what it is made for. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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Old 12-09-2016, 03:29 PM   #4
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Cold air from the dash vents

Lows in the 40s this morning in the FL Panhandle (Topsail Hill Preserve State Park) and I noticed cold air coming out of the AC vents in the dash. I turned the ignition key to the first click, hit the "recirculate" button on the dash AC and the cold air stopped. I guess when using the "fresh air" option, it leaves the outside air intake open and the wind will blow in the cold (or hot) air. Something else to add to the checklist...
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That's been mentioned before make sure dash heater controls are off and if you ever go to Newmar factory in Jan 1 * temps wind blowing snow off lake for weekend you will still be warm and your tanks will be happy also, may want to invest in a insulated blanket for floor of water bay if you do hit that cold to help out the furnace heat in bays and keep exposed plumbing good and warm also.
Here is a thread about winter camping you may find of interest.
I will also say a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year and colder weather is coming but you will be warm for sure.
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:11 PM   #6
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Update to our on going adventure.

Visiting inlaws in Wichita. Back to the coach and there is a "zone fault" light on the oasis panel. Troubleshoot to a "zone 2 loop fault". Replaced the 10amp fuse that had blown and... fuse blows again. Phone call to Newmar, it's 2200 (10pm). Have to call ITR in morning.

Troubleshoot with ITR. End result, loop 2 pump is bad, need to replace. Tech says that their new batch of pumps "aren't holding up like the old ones". Just a heads up for those of you with 2016 and on oasis systems.

What we have found is one zone will keep the coach warm down to 18 degrees.

Moved on to Tulsa. It's getting down to 9 degrees tonight. Bought a small space heater for the bedroom. Will see how this works out. My only concern is I think zone 2 also heats the wet bay so will have to watch for freezing.

Newmar told us that we don't have the record for system failures, but I think we are catching up

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Newbee the last VTDP 3725, watching the snow starting to fall in tulsa. And baby it's still cold out side
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Moved on to Tulsa. It's getting down to 9 degrees tonight. Bought a small space heater for the bedroom. Will see how this works out. My only concern is I think zone 2 also heats the wet bay so will have to watch for freezing.
There is another thread that mentions this device in conjunction with a small space heater for the bay area.
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That looks like a good idea. The only problem is some of the newer heaters is if you loose power at the plug it won't turn back on. This was on a digital thermostat. I'm sure that there are others that work. Just be sure once it cycles that it will come back on.

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