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Old 10-07-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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Things to do to keep heat in for winter

Hi All I have a older mh and want ideas that you use to conserve heat Thanks you are all great information !

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I use foil/bubble insulation on the windows at night to keep cold out an heat in... the opposite in summer, insulate during the day to keep cool in and heat out. Also bring in any slides on particularly cold and windy nights.

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Cover windows and windshield with something like Reflectiz, Cover the roof vents. Seal any leaks around doors or windows.

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Block off your cockpit area, it constitutes the greatest loss of heat in the coach. Pull all your blinds at night. use a small disc type heater to augment your gas furnace.
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Reflectix or 1/2 inch foam board insulation on the windows. We use a heated mattress pad on the bed (the kind you sleep on top of not under). We use a sleeping bag in a duvet cover for a quilt... over the quilt. And I cook more inside, soups & stews either on top of the stove or in the oven. Even the crockpot generates heat.
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We made insulated window shades for all the windows, including one we hang over the entire entry door.
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Me and Willa bought two of those ''fuzzy pillows'' thingies that stuff into the bottom of your ''roof vents'' to conserve heat. We also close the living room slide and the bedroom slide if it is really cold and sometimes we will use an electric blanket. And we sleep all cuddled up together real close for body heat conservation which is very nice even in the summer time when we have the a.c. going too...... oops ... I almost got off subject. We also supplement our heat with an electric heater but we are very careful where we place it. Also,,,,,, ALWAYS BE SURE YOU HAVE CLOSED ALL YOUR WINDOWS TIGHT.... Lock them to be sure they are fully closed. We have double pane windows in the Pace Arrow but the windshield is the greatest heat loss item in the coach. We always pull the windshield shade also.... Also, If it absolutely necessary because of the ''cold'',,,,,,,,, we will sleep in ''po-jammies'' but we still cuddle........ also Willa will lay on the sofa watchin' t.v. wearing one of those ''Snuggle'' thingies but she will wear it the wrong way around and she really looks good.....One time out in Carlsbad, New Mexico we got caught in a snow storm with high winds. The wind would actually rock the camper from side to side. We closed off the partition door, hung the electric heater on the handle of the shower door for safety, brought the puppies in our bed with us, closed the slide tight and slept as warm as two bugs in a rug. The next morning there was 6 inches of snow on the ground and it was cold as whizz. Willa made me a very nice ''offer'' if I would get up and make coffee for her......... By check out time the snow had evaporated. The ground was not even wet..... Amazing......

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