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Old 09-15-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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2011 Newmar Canyon Star 3642 - winter camping

Hi, we are brand new first time owners and this is my first post. Anticipating spending the holidays in colder climes. How can I tell if my key bays have warm air ducted to them from the furnace? And if I find that they don't, any must-do's we need to do to compensate?

Any help would be most appreciated.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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Do you have a switch in your wet bay to turn the blower on? It only runs when your furnace runs and there should be a duct from "upstairs" into the wet bay.
Or you could call Newmar and ask them, be sure and have your build number or VIN.
If you don't have it you will need to get some heat in there UNLESS you have the heater pads under the tanks. I didn't think we would need the pads so I didn't order them, wish we had now as we aren't able to retire as soon as we wanted.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:41 PM   #3
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Welcome bankswj to the Newmar forum & irv2.
Within the Quick Tips thread there is information about winter camping and winterizing if need be.
Not sure what Newmar did for the newer year coach's but as MR_D described is found in most Newmars.
I have never had problems in real cold weather without the heat pads under tanks, plenty of heat from furnace in -1* weather.
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I have the same coach I have not had it a winter yet but mine has the heat pads for the tanks there is a switch above the bathroom sink that turns them on
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Hi bankswj- Welcome to the forum and the ranks of Canyon Star owners. I have a 2010 3647 model without heating pads and as far as I can tell, there are no heat ducts directed down into my wet bay. I have used the coach in winter weather with no problems so assume some heat gets down there. I do line the bottom of the wet bay with insulating material in cold weather but that is the only precaution I've taken. In extremely cold weather,say below zero, I wouldn't fill my fresh water tank but use a jerry jug for washing and flushing. The worst I've been in was 9* above zero and nothing froze up.
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Thank you!

Thank you all very much! Most appreciative!
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As a follow-up to this thread, as I was curious, I contacted Newmar cust. service (Brian) to see if my Canyon Star had heat in my wet bay. He stated Newmar installed a 1-1/2” hole in the heat run just above the tanks to provide heat to the area. Learn something new every day !
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Good news to hear!

Wow. Thanks for checking and posting! That's great news. Really appreciate it!
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As a follow-up to this thread, as I was curious, I contacted Newmar cust. service (Brian) to see if my Canyon Star had heat in my wet bay. He stated Newmar installed a 1-1/2 hole in the heat run just above the tanks to provide heat to the area. Learn something new every day !
Your right Dave its been that way since I started on this forum.
Owning a older coach sometimes difficult to get it alright at times.
Thanks for your inquiry and safe travels.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:48 PM   #10
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Your right Dave its been that way since I started on this forum.
Owning a older coach sometimes difficult to get it alright at times.
Thanks for your inquiry and safe travels.
Those Newmar guys think of durn near everything!
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