Originally Posted by travelernewb
My MH is in my garage. My garage is 20 foot wide by 40 foot long. Not very insulated and high ceilings. Now, i have two heaters out in the rv. Because heating the garage would be a battle. Currently at -10 it will stay at 58 in the mh. Next cpl days their talking -45. Sooo i was thinking idling it for half hour let the vent heat from dash warm up rv. Have you guys ever idled your gassers for long periods of time? Any proven problems caused by this? Exhaust is hooked up to tubes and vented out.
I would like to address your Question which has nothing to do about weatherization. J M O here;
My MH sits in the driveway yes its winterized but he is asking about idling. I have been doing odds and ends out there since Nov. I start the furnace and then a space heater then fire up the 454 and let her run for 45 -60 minutes. Gets up to 70-75 in no time with dash heat, shut down the 454 and use furnace and space heater to maintain. When I am ready to go in I shut everything off. She has started everyday I have gone out there which has almost been daily, I didn't go out Monday or Tuesday because it was -30 to-35.
I did go out yesterday (only -5)
and did the same thing I had to use all 3 Batteries to start her but she started and helped to warm up the MH to 70-75 degrees. I have also started up the Gennie maybe 4 times in this time period and put on a load while running. Before they laid downed the salt a inch thick I took her out to refill the gas tanks and added Stabil again.
If she is staying around 58 degrees I don't think you will have any problems.
Speaking of frozen water they had on the news the other night a gal went off a overpass 50 feet down and landed on a frozen pond and the ice didn't break. The Ford Ranger was totaled and she was okay but bruised up a bit so they said.
The days are getting longer and it won't be long,