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Old 12-30-2017, 05:01 PM   #15
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Insulate the windows. Reflectix (brand name) can be bought at Home Depot and Lowes, so can foam sheets that can be cut to fit into the windows sills.

There are "pillows" that are made to fit in the hole where the ceiling vents are. They pay for themselves IMO. I got mine on sale at Camping World for $10 each.

If you will be dealing with a lot of sub-freezing weather, a heated fresh water hose is a good investment.

With a family in an RV, you will have condensation problems. There is no way to stop this as you have to breathe, so you can only try to remove the humidity with a dehumidifier. I'm not talking about a bucket of Damp-Rid from Walmart. Wait to see how bad the condensation gets before you think about making this purchase, and in the case of a dehumidifier, bigger is usually better. You may find that you decide you aren't worried about it though.

In Idaho Falls last winter, I had ice frosting the windows inside and out. I had an electric heated fresh water hose. I ran the furnace for heat. I still froze up the plumbing a half dozen times on the nights that dipped below zero, and hat to apply a heat gun directly to the knife valves to dump sewage twice.

Since you didn't say where you were, more specific advice that might better match your situation could be given to help you get through winter better might not be given, and some of this advice might be overkill.
Thank you for the advice. We are going to get the tape tomorrow. I'm working on doing a tarp skit to help with keeping the heat in when we run a heater under the RV. We're in North West Louisiana, so not sub zero weather.
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As mentioned, dump both waste tanks late afternoon and pour 1/2 gallon of RV antifreeze down toilet and basin so the left-over slug of water next to the dump valves doesn't freeze. Try to limit the amount of water you add overnight, but the antifreeze should help and make the difference between busted valve bodies, and no damage
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Just a few hours over night; for 2 nights in a row.
This being the case you're not in much danger of freezing any pipes. I would disconnect the fresh water hose, drain it, and put it away overnight. Use the water in your fresh tank overnight.

You might also make sure the drain hose is empty; that there's not standing water in it.
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This being the case you're not in much danger of freezing any pipes. I would disconnect the fresh water hose, drain it, and put it away overnight. Use the water in your fresh tank overnight.

You might also make sure the drain hose is empty; that there's not standing water in it.
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As mentioned, dump both waste tanks late afternoon and pour 1/2 gallon of RV antifreeze down toilet and basin so the left-over slug of water next to the dump valves doesn't freeze. Try to limit the amount of water you add overnight, but the antifreeze should help and make the difference between busted valve bodies, and no damage
Got the antifreeze yesterday. I'll do that.
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I agree with affreeman and am currently parked in St. Bernard State Park. Not cold long enough to worry about, except for the intake hose. We have a small ceramic heater that heats the bedroom, or living area, just fine and keep the LP furnace thermostat to 60 overnight.
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I agree with affreeman and am currently parked in St. Bernard State Park. Not cold long enough to worry about, except for the intake hose. We have a small ceramic heater that heats the bedroom, or living area, just fine and keep the LP furnace thermostat to 60 overnight.
Thanks. We skirted the back part of our RV, then used the heater inside.
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Here is a great video link They have a lot of how to's on RV living.
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