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Old 12-31-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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First night in the Dolphin!!!

I know it may not seem like much but tonight we are going to stay in our 1995 Dolphin for the first time. We found a RV park about 10mi away from home.(as the crow flies) . Sort of a test run for us. Propane is full and have extra electric heaters to battle the 15 deg. temps tonight.

I was actually unaware that our MH had 2 furnaces. Fired both up earlier and they heat the inside real quick!! We are not hooking up to water for just the one night. I am bringing a couple gallons of water for flushing. When i bought my house it was from a former RVer and we have a dump station in the back yard!!!!.

Well here is to a night of fun and excitement. I wish you all a Happy and Safe New Year wherever you are!!!!
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Happy New Year!! Have fun and enjoy the new rig.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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Sounds like a great way to spend New Years Eve. Enjoy the night, it sounds like you are prepared too. Happy Holidays.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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I know it may not seem like much but tonight we are going to stay in our 1995 Dolphin for the first time. We found a RV park about 10mi away from home.(as the crow flies) . Sort of a test run for us. Propane is full and have extra electric heaters to battle the 15 deg. temps tonight.

I was actually unaware that our MH had 2 furnaces. Fired both up earlier and they heat the inside real quick!! We are not hooking up to water for just the one night. I am bringing a couple gallons of water for flushing. When i bought my house it was from a former RVer and we have a dump station in the back yard!!!!.

Well here is to a night of fun and excitement. I wish you all a Happy and Safe New Year wherever you are!!!!
Don't down play the experience, the first night out is always exciting, as they say "..a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

You are on your way, enjoy!!
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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Good luck and happy New Year! Set the thermostat to about 65 degrees for both heaters or cooler in the rear if you prefer, and you will sleep like a baby.......that is if you have a quite campsite. Rook
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:21 PM   #6
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Oh......it's important to keep your propane heaters on and above 60 degrees temp on the thermostat because they also distribute heat to all your basement bays, holding tanks, water tank and your water connection bay.
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What a way to spend your inaugural campout. You at Cross Creek? Other than the 2 state parks, that'd be the only place 'round here open. Think about combining your flush water with some RV anti-freeze to keep that water from freezing & blocking the exit hole to the tank.

Enjoy & stay warm!

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Old 12-31-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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We are staying at the Alton RV park. It's a small and quiet campground this time or year. And the antifreeze is already in the tank!!!!
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You should have a great time. We go out to the "country" at some friends for a crab feed tonight and a New Years horse ride tomorrow. I agree with the last post, flush with a jug of RV antifreeze. It makes everything a little safer. Last year our temps were about zero. We were fine in the MH, but I felt better with RV antifreeze in the tank.
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2 furnaces.....Our Dolphin is a 99, one furnace. CAR is under our side by side fridge. Is your 2nd jjust for the bedroom, located under sink in bathroom? That's a nice bonus.
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One is under the fridge and heats the stairwell and the hallway. The other is between the bedroom and bathroom and heats them. The bathroom is like a sauna right now. LOL
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434 Ohio, Happy New Years and be safe and have fun. Best of luck to you
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How was your first night "camping" tell us about it?
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