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Old 01-06-2005, 07:41 AM   #1
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I have a DS 3666 puller and want to travel north into NC, SC and Georgia during the winter. What do I need to do to winterize the water and piping while I am in that climate?

I plan on only a 10 day period so would appreciate any advice and experiences you may have.
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I have a DS 3666 puller and want to travel north into NC, SC and Georgia during the winter. What do I need to do to winterize the water and piping while I am in that climate?

I plan on only a 10 day period so would appreciate any advice and experiences you may have.
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Old 01-06-2005, 08:56 AM   #3
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You have a coach that will serve you very well in the areas you intend to travel. Before you leave Fla. have your propane tank filled an have your heater an hw on when you hit the cold weather area. There is also a switch in your water bay to put on to move the heat thru out your holding tank areas. I have traveled around N.E. in the winter never had a problem. If you have trouble with water hose freezing while in a camp ground use a heat tape or fill water tank if not in camp grounds. -----"007"
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Thanks 007 for the reply. I will pick up a heat tape before I go. Will find the switch for the holding tank bay.
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We have a 2004 Kountry Star gas (KSCA 3740) . I don't recall seeing a switch to direct heat into the lower compartments. Is it only on the diesal models?
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YES you have a switch in your water compartment, I beleive its marked heat fan, its snowing outside right now an cold so I really don't want to check right now.I have had one on my other Newmar's also 98,99,03, its next to your water hose connections. By the way how did you make out with your air-intake cap? ---"007"
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We placed the rubber strip you described, and have the air intake scoop partly covered...I'm still concerned that will limit air intake. The MPG seemed to drop (after initially going up with the Banks system) after the air intake was modified We are still waiting for a hard rain to test out your idea. If it works well, I plan on removing the half moon shaped cover in front of the air intake. I will let you know. I don't recall the switch you describe, but it is cold and the KS is stored 2 miles away. Thanks for your assistance. I also added the Bilsteins. They clearly make a difference.
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Feel free to remove the cap the fix will work, I have already been thru a driving rain storm, air-tube was dry as a bone, no problems. Driver, who feels the same way that I do, the more air the better, thats the reason for the Banks sys, was going to check out info about the caps that Newmar& Fleetwood are putting on with WH. Haven't heard back from him yet.---"007" P.S. The fan we have been talking about cycles with the furnace, as it cycles on an off.
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Sailor, we spent the last 2 weeks of December 45 miles NW of Boston parked in our son's driveway. Other than using bunches of propane all workrd well with several nights in the teens and with wind chill posibly even single digits. When we were in coach and not sleeping we ran a portable electric heater to augment furnace. If you get concerned with fresh water freezing you could leave 1 faucet on drip at night. I would not leave gray tank open as some do in summer, in fact I disconnected 3" slinky when not actually using it to keep cold air outside compartment as much as possible. Good luck and have fun, Ken Roberts, Crossville, TN, '04 DSDP...
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007 IT is cold outside but I had to know, my MH a KSCA 3560, 04 does not have a switch in water comp. except for water pump.the heat from furnace blows into the comp. any tine it is on. Have been out in teen cold with no problem
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It maybe that Newmar has discontinued putting in the blower on the 04 an up MH's, my 03 has it and the older ones I had, someone else had said they didn't see it on their 04. It was reassuring that it was there but as long as your compartments are warm you should be ok. You could install one but not sure how you could control with cycle, off an on, of the furnace. Oh by the way Welcome to irv2 DALE---"007"
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OO7 : is it possible yours has an optional "artic pack" or similar cold weather package?? My 03 ksca3740 w-22 has no such switch. I seem to remember water tank heat pads as an option, but I did not get that either.
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Its possible ED, I purchased off a dealers lot, the coach has every option on it, never did get a ordering list from dealer. My other two Newmars had the same switch also, one of them did have the cold weather package, because I had the order list from that dealer. SORRY if I have misled people,will check mine further.---"007"
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PairoDocs:
We have a 2004 Kountry Star gas (KSCA 3740) . I don't recall seeing a switch to direct heat into the lower compartments. Is it only on the diesal models? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

They eliminated the switches in 2004. I had a 2003 Scottsdale with the switch, and now I have a 2004 Scottsdale that doesn't have a switch.
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