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Old 08-15-2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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We bought our first MH in March of this year and have been enjoying it quite a bit. But in thinking about it, I don't want to winterize it and put it away for the season. When the weather is decent and just cold there is no reason why we shouldn't pack it up and take it on short trips and even day trips.

So, here's the question. I've been searching out ways to not have to winterize the MH. We live in central Kansas so winters here can be cold not are generally not terribly severe. I've found a system called Ultraheat. You can check it out www.ultraheat.com.
I'm wondering if anyone has heard of them, knows anyone who has used the product, or best, is there anyone out there who is currently using it and can tell me how you like it and how it has worked (or not worked) for you.

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Old 08-15-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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We bought our first MH in March of this year and have been enjoying it quite a bit. But in thinking about it, I don't want to winterize it and put it away for the season. When the weather is decent and just cold there is no reason why we shouldn't pack it up and take it on short trips and even day trips.

So, here's the question. I've been searching out ways to not have to winterize the MH. We live in central Kansas so winters here can be cold not are generally not terribly severe. I've found a system called Ultraheat. You can check it out www.ultraheat.com.
I'm wondering if anyone has heard of them, knows anyone who has used the product, or best, is there anyone out there who is currently using it and can tell me how you like it and how it has worked (or not worked) for you.

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Old 08-16-2007, 03:35 AM   #3
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It seems like it might be a good alternative, but...

You mentioned you have a MH (motorhome) which we also have. The problem I see with this setup is most motorhomes have all their tanks located in basement areas. Meaning you can't easily gain access to the tanks to attach such a device, especially the underside.

So it would appear this device is designed for trailers and 5th wheels, not motorhomes.

To me a better method, might be some type of electric heater, or even a good heat lamp mounted in such a way so the heat source could direct heat into the basement area.

I usually do it this way. Use a couple of low wattage heaters inside the moho, set on low just enough to keep things above freezing and a smaller heater in the water bay area to direct heat into the basement. I still drain the water, but I blow the lines with air, drain the water heater (it's not in the basement area) and put a little RV anti-freeze in the traps. Open all the cabinet doors so air can circulate there also.
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First, you should look carefully at the construction and insulation of your basement. It should be fully enclosed and heated. If it isn't enclosed forget trying to skip winterizing. One MH I have seen which is not winterized has a fully enclosed basement with a separate thermostat for the basement. Few MHs have that. Maybe my next one will if there is a next one.
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