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Old 11-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #15
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True, gasman.

Folks burn out their brains and work way too hard to save a bit of propane. A space heater in the coach and a trouble light in the wet bay and a Makers Mark in my hand. Issue solved, unless you go where there is tundra, permafrost, or other places where you should be in a stick house, that does not move, so....
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #16
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As for the term "heated bays"- Most manuf. mean that there is NO heat registers in the bays. The bays are heated by running the heat ducts thru the bays and they are heated by the "lost" heat radiating from the ducts themselves.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:50 PM   #17
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As for the term "heated bays"- Most manuf. mean that there is NO heat registers in the bays. The bays are heated by running the heat ducts thru the bays and they are heated by the "lost" heat radiating from the ducts themselves.
It's been my experience that it's just the opposite, when they say "heated bays" there is an outlet for heat in the bays, that's they way every Newmar that I know of is made too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:13 PM   #18
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OK guys, I must have had too many Makers Mark when I was last in the basement. The sub floor does have insulation and the "liner" has the reflective material on it. Also there is a heat outlet in the basement so I should be good for whatever mom nature throughs at us in Monroe NC.
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At the end of January we will head west from St. Louis. It's our first time to drive during Winter time. Some RV friends recommended buying a small ceramic heater and putting in the basement. But I also have a question: when driving in low temperatures is it legal to have the furnace running at 55 degrees?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #20
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At the end of January we will head west from St. Louis. It's our first time to drive during Winter time. Some RV friends recommended buying a small ceramic heater and putting in the basement. But I also have a question: when driving in low temperatures is it legal to have the furnace running at 55 degrees?
Can't see where having the furnace on will hurt a thing.
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The heater will have tip over protection. It is also 110VAC. and I wouldn't do that while driving. and at 55, why?
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Think he was talking about 55 on the furnace 'stat, not outside temps...
I have traveled a lot in freezing temps with the furnace set on 40 in my fiver, tand that works well.
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No need to turn the heat to 55, just having the heat on @ anything above freezing should do the trick !

and yes, in most states,
you can run your propane heater while running down the road....
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #24
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No need to turn the heat to 55, just having the heat on @ anything above freezing should do the trick !

and yes, in most states,
you can run your propane heater while running down the road....
Thanks! We think 55 degrees will keep our kitties warm
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Oh, kitties ride back there ?!?!

WOW, are they not wildcats by the time you stop ?

And some states may put you directly in jail if PETA has their way
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Our cat rode in the fiver for many years until she passed away peacefully at age 18 last year. We rigged up a rear license plate camera in the rv so we could keep an eye on things, and ran the furnace at 60 degrees in cold weather. Our cat was perfectly content to curl up and sleep on the bed while traveling down the road. She probably travelled at least 70,000 miles over the years.
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Oh, kitties ride back there ?!?!

WOW, are they not wildcats by the time you stop ?

And some states may put you directly in jail if PETA has their way
Please don't tell PETA. BTW, tho, it is legal in Missouri for a human to ride in the 5ver while it's being towed, so I did that a few months ago for about an hour. As soon as we started up, the cats went to their "cubby holes" on either side of the bed and seemed content. When we get settled at a campground, they're ready to eat.
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Our cat rode in the fiver for many years until she passed away peacefully at age 18 last year. We rigged up a rear license plate camera in the rv so we could keep an eye on things, and ran the furnace at 60 degrees in cold weather. Our cat was perfectly content to curl up and sleep on the bed while traveling down the road. She probably travelled at least 70,000 miles over the years.
Thanks, D & D! I'm sorry you lost her. Wow, 18. A camera is a great idea.
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