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Old 09-26-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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winter question

Do you guys keep any tipe of heater on In the rv while Its parked in the winter? If so what is a safe heater to keep on the all time, I kept an oil filled radiator on the all winter last year but barely did anything, It can get pretty cold here In new Jersey, I was thinking about a electric base board radiator The 110volts one but Its not oil filled, Its the bar that get glowing red, do you guys think They are safe to keep on for the all winter? Thanks Joe.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:56 PM   #2
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I'm sure it doesn't get as cold here as NJ. I use a ceramic heater set real low, just to keep from freezing. I don't have any moisture problem. Haven't had any problem yet. I have been doing it for 10 years.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:36 AM   #3
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Hi All,

From 1994 -2007 I had two motorhomes lived in NJ, and never kept any type of heat on! I never had any problems at all, of course I winterized them by drainig all water and tanks as well as blowing out the lines, and put RV Antifreez in all traps! I was lucky enough to retire in 2007 and now I just go south for the winter! I also leave early enough to head south that I don't even winterize anymore!!!
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We just winterize it and park it. Why heat it?
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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I personally would not use a heater that heats up red. A ceramic will work better if you think you need one. You really don't need a heater, winterize and leave the heat off, it will save you way more than the winterizing is going to cost. Now if you use your rig in the winter time, then you might want to have heat in it so you don't have to winterize anything but the water pipes. Unless the heat can get under the floor, it will do you no good at all.
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While you're living in it or winter storage?

We lived in ours throughout the wiinter with two small 900 to 1500 watt coil heaters (On Low) (Home-Depot) to suppliment the use and reduce the use of propane. Ceramic heaters and the inverter did not like each other.

They were safe, efficient and cleaned out about once/month with the air compressor.
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In spite of what my other post sounded like, I don't use heater to prevent freezing water lines ( I drain them). I use the heater to keep moister down (we have lots of that here). I have used the moisture absorbers but they are messy and I like the heater better.
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In spite of what my other post sounded like, I don't use heater to prevent freezing water lines ( I drain them). I use the heater to keep moister down (we have lots of that here). I have used the moisture absorbers but they are messy and I like the heater better.
That would be the same reson I keep heaters on but I still winterize my RV. Joe
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Heating the RV would just make it that much more attractive to rodents!
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