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Old 03-02-2011, 06:11 PM   #15
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You can try these skirts to keep the underbelly warmer and block the wind etc.

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:33 PM   #16
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I am having the onsite skirt done next winter. It is 16 mil and snaps on. They place access zippers where you want and did an awesome job on a rig here. I got a quote for $1,500 which I think is great.

Had I known the contact prior to last week I would have done this winter, but temps are looking good now, few wimpy snow storms through April and i'm good.

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:56 PM   #17
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If you have slides, be sure you have lots of old towels, rags, etc to plug all the holes normally found around the corners that leak air.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:01 AM   #18
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If you have air intrusion due to leaks you are better off using the round foam tubes you can buy at Lowe's or Home Depot for $3 in 6' lengths. If you need to cut them you can easily. They wont absorb moisture like a rag or towel will. If your slide has old or missing insulation rubber outside and needs to be replaced in Summer, you can tuck the foam tubes under your slide floor to stop air intrusion until you do repair.

While in Fountain Colorado we had some 60 mph winds that ripped half my black insulation liner from my 16' slide off and wind was letting freezing air in under the slide floor. I had extra foam tubes and just tucked them under slide floor to stop cold air till I could make repair.

Cotton towels or rags would have been popsicles, stopping air but remaining very cold themselves.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:34 AM   #19
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Do you use your slide-outs during freezing period? I think, there are thermal bridges to bring cold air into your living room, right?

We bring in the slides in cold temps to help save on LP, less area to heat. We spend most of our time off gird so we have learned to conserve. I our case thats 350 cubic feet less area to heat.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:18 AM   #20
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I did not have any list of states prohibiting open flame devices while traveling. My bad. I believe it is an issue of safety. So as to follow up on this. I have been checking with authorities in Montana to see if in fact this is an issue of legality, or not. I will post what I am able to find out. In the mean time I would encourage others to check with their state's DOT, State Patrol, Fire Marshals Office, and at least check with manufacture's recommendation in their owner/operator manuals. This way we can do away with the myths, one way or the other. We will then keep rigs warm, refrigerators cold , and every one safe and happy, eh.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:04 PM   #21
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Some folks spend the entire winter in sub freezing temps, such as myself. Bringing in slide is not practicle. But I have shore power and everthing runs on gas or electric with my option other than the furnace and stove.
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We have a 100lb propane external tank provided by the campground at a fee of course, (but only for the gas). we set the temp to 60 if we are gone for the day & 50 if we are gone several days. We set it to 68 when we are home. We turn on the hot water heater when temps drop below freezing. We also have noticed that there is a cold draft from the under dashboard area. We have placed our down sleeping bags in this area & it helps a lot. we have placed our self inflating sleeping pads against the walls & drivers door. Along with the cold sometimes comes high winds. We also put down our antenna if the winds are high or snow is predicted just in case. We use a heated water hose and also put a trouble light in the water hookup bay with a 40watt incandesant light bulb, but be careful to place it where it will not rest on anything & cause excessive heat build up on that surface. I also layed covered insulation blankets in the water service bay.

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