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Old 12-04-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Winter and keeping things from freezing in the basement of the CLASS A

RV Mechs: I am on a mission to keep my 1996 34H Fleetwood Bounder user ready all year round. I am wiring some electric to the bays that service water in my Bounder, that I can place either quartz lamps or mini 200watt ceramic heaters in those compartments. My goal is to keep the MH ready for use by the gal and I as we use it for weekend cycling adventures year round. Our bikes are racked inside. Does anyone have any additional tips or better ideas than the direction I have selected?

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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I have found that it has to get down below 20 degrees at night for my freshwater line at my pump to freeze. 100 watt bulb and foam wrapping in the compartment works.

A lot of Class A heaters are ducted to the basement compartments to keep them from freezing. Maybe yours does too.

As long as it gets above freezing during the day I don't do any problems.

I have heard of people putting a small amount of RV anti freeze in the gray and black tanks. But I have never had any problems dumping in the winter.

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If shore powered and using electric heat inside then your plan in the basement sounds great.
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