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Old 12-13-2008, 08:36 AM   #1
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So any input on an oil filled heater for fifth wheel storage?

I plan to use a 550W one for storage in our driveway, it is a 1989 18.5 foot Prowler Lynx.

Figured it would be enough to keep it from freezing and keep moisture from forming.

Anyone use one?
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So any input on an oil filled heater for fifth wheel storage?

I plan to use a 550W one for storage in our driveway, it is a 1989 18.5 foot Prowler Lynx.

Figured it would be enough to keep it from freezing and keep moisture from forming.

Anyone use one?
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:58 AM   #3
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Sounds like a big waste of money to me. Why not simply winterize it and install a dehumidifier! One time purchase of the dehumidifier and about an hour of your time to winterize it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:15 AM   #4
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Well I should have added it only cost 24.99CDN on sale and I have it winterised, but up here on the wet coast it gets very damp, lots of moisture, so seemed to be a good way to keep a little warmth in it to keep out moisture and the heat would make the air circulate.

I already toasted a ceramic heater I used to use, it did not stand up to the use.
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I know your area well. Used to have a customer there. Portland area is no different. I bought a 40 pint dehumidifier from Sears about three years ago and up till last year it did an excellent job of keeping the interior of my 35 foot fiver dry. Cost me all of 85 dollars to get a new fan motor in it for this season. It will do the job down to around 35 degrees before shutting down. In fact it is about 38 out right now and I was just outside and it was working fine. Drain it about once a week is all that is needed.
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Instead of an electric de-humidifier I use Damp-Rid. It comes in several forms, I use a coat-hanger type in the closets, and the bucket type sitting in the sinks. They last all winter. They do not freeze because the active ingredient is calcium chloride,yup, same stuff used by road crews to keep the highways clear of ice.
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