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Old 12-09-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Heated Basement?

When I bought my 2005 35' Georgetown MH the salesman said the basement was heated. During the walk around, the technician said none of the basements are heated. Georgetown owners, what do you say?

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The basement compartments may not be heated but the area where the fresh and holding tanks are located is usually heated enough to prevent freezing when the coaches heating system is in use.

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In addition to what RV Wizard said, even though our compartments aren't heated (except for the utility bay, which does have a heat duct running directly to it), our storage bays do tend to pick up some heat from the living space above and from heat ducts running through them to be 5 to 10 warmer than the outside in cold weather.

We have a weather station that mounts on a pole on our ladder. I usually don't bother putting it up for a 1-night stop. Right now it's sitting in our storage bay, and I can see from the remote display it's reading 47. Our other outdoor thermometer with the sensor that is exposed directly to the outside air is reading 40.

Storage compartments that extend with a slide and are separated from the basement will not pick up heat.
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Were the salesman's lips moving? (You know the rest ...)

On my 2008 Georgetown (previous coach), the basement wasn't heated, but we had the "Arctic Pac" tank heaters. These are electric resistance pads stuck to the tanks themselves, running on 12 volts. The switch was on a small panel in the kitchen, where the tank level lights were (I think).
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