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Old 01-07-2015, 01:14 PM   #1
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Portable Heater

They are expecting a low of 15 tonight in Montgomery...I drained and added the pink stuff....should I use a portable heater also?


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Old 01-07-2015, 01:35 PM   #2
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I just put a light bulb in the water bay and set the heater on 40-45*.

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Old 01-07-2015, 02:36 PM   #3
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Are you camping in your rig or is it in storage.

If living in it, if you are running the propane furnace you may be OK depending on how your water lines are routed and the construction of you rig. I would open up the base cabinets where your faucets are to let heat in.

If stored you will have to winterize, either using the pink stuff in all the water lines and/or using compressed air to blow lines.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:51 PM   #4
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We are here in Montgomery too. Mine is parked but not winterized. Here is what I do when we get these cold spells like this. I have low point drained the water heater and holding tanks. I put a trouble light in the wet bay. I turned on propane heaters to 45, the lowest setting on mine. I put a small ceramic heater up in the front pointed toward the windshield and door area and set it to 60. I want the rear heater to run more because it also heats the wet bay. I put vent pillows in all the roof vents. I opened the cabinet doors under all sinks and opened the shower door so they are exposed to heat from the heaters. This has worked for me for several years on this coach and no issues.
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I bought a 200 watt personal heater at Wal*Mart a couple years ago and put it in the wet bay in the winter, plug it into the engine heater socket and turn it on and off as needed. I did have a plug in that was also thermostatically controlled so I could just leave the switch on all the time. Now I can't find it and keep forgetting to buy another one.
We have Fantastic Vents and they make a double walled cover for them which we have so I don't bother with the vent pillows anymore.
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