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Old 12-18-2014, 11:38 PM   #15
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So here's a variation of the original question -- if you are boondocking or otherwise without shore power in cold temps, what do you do? My thought has always been to get the generator fired up, let it warm up, then start the engine block heater and let it warm from there.

My thinking being that if I have to cold start an engine, I'd rather it be the generator than my ISC...

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Thanks for all the imput guys. Think I have it now. Leaving in a couple hours.
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I know this is off topic but Spritz be careful putting Isopropyl in 10% ethanol gas, it already has alcohol in the gas, go to this site it can explane it better.Test fuel for ethanol to protect engines from contaminated E10 gasoline.

Thanks for the info. I was unaware of this, times are a changing disadvantage of being retired, not in the loop.
I did add 4 bottles to 70 Gallons says it treats 10 gallons so it was a weak mixture.
So any suggestions to get the same results with out using the additives?
I don't want to end up on the side of the HWY with frozen fuel lines this winter?
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So here's a variation of the original question -- if you are boondocking or otherwise without shore power in cold temps, what do you do? My thought has always been to get the generator fired up, let it warm up, then start the engine block heater and let it warm from there.

My thinking being that if I have to cold start an engine, I'd rather it be the generator than my ISC...

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That is what I did with our last coach that did not have Aqua-Hot, start the genset in order to use the 110 VAC block heater.

In our current coach I just turn the engine heat on from the Aqua-Hot as it is already running off the diesel fired unit so circulating coolant through the engine from a system that is already running makes more sense, this would be the same recommendation to the original poster as his coach should have the Aqua-Hot system.

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I used a anti-freeze for Diesel Fuel when I drove over the road. I even had heater lines in the tanks. Just a precaution. @ A 60 below wind chill, will zap any fuel line. I use heat or Iso-propoline (sp) in my gasser. Better safe than sitting on the side of the HWY for a .99 cent-$1.19 fix
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Wind Chill is the term used to describe the rate of heat loss on the human body resulting from the combined effect of low temperature and wind. As winds increase, heat is carried away from the body at a faster rate, driving down both the skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature. While exposure to low wind chills can be life threatening to both humans and animals alike, the only effect that wind chill has on inanimate objects, such as vehicles, is that it shortens the time that it takes the object to cool to the actual air temperature (it cannot cool the object down below that temperature).
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