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Old 11-01-2021, 02:40 PM   #1
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Oasis - no heat. How do you heat wet bay?

OK, now the Oasis is totally out of commission. The heat sensor went out and all three pumps are dead. Cannot get to dealer until Wednesday to get one pump replaced and others ordered (long story) and it will be in mid-20's here tomorrow night (SE Ohio). How do you all heat the wet bay to keep anything from freezing? Is a small ceramic space heater safe?
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Old 11-01-2021, 02:57 PM   #2
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A 60w lightbulb on a trouble light would probably do it. I know those has been discussed here before. But those ceramic heaters, while safe enough, are usually around 700w on low so it would be overkill in the wet bay.

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Old 11-01-2021, 03:00 PM   #3
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But those ceramic heaters, while safe enough, are usually around 700w on low so it would be overkill in the wet bay.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f274/wet...er-365678.html
I have a 250W unit in my wet bay.
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Old 11-02-2021, 02:25 PM   #4
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75 w light bulb works

Our 2019 Ventana LE heats the cabin area just fine using some combination of the 2 propane furnaces and 2 heat pumps, but without an hydronic system there is no heat directed to the cargo/wet bay areas. Seems like an oversight, but that's the way it was produced.
So when I was looking at a forecast of several 18-20 degree nights during an early winter storm in Colorado I ran an extension cord to the wet bay and a trouble light with a 75w incandescent bulb (we want the heat here). My remote temperature sensor showed it stayed between 45 and 50 even on the coldest night.
Still would rather have some sort of heat, but this works. I try to stay away from sub-freezing temps anyway!
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Old 11-03-2021, 07:37 AM   #5
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My Oasis gave out two winters ago while dry camping in well below freezing temperatures. Living in Minnesota and spending years using motor homes in sub-freezing temperatures has taught me a few things, some the hard way.

I now carry backup heat when camping or traveling in sub-freezing temperatures.

I was able to run an extension cord from an outlet in the passenger side half bay over to the wet bay compartment and plug in a 700 watt disc heater. Inside the coach I used the floor heat on high, the fireplace and another 700 watt disc heater. This kept the coach at 63 degrees and the wet bay well above freezing while, outside temperatures dipped near zero at night. All this electric heat being used had the generator just about maxed out so, the use of a coffee machine, microwave or electric stovetop required the inside heat sources being temporarily shut down. I ran the coach like this for 3 1/2 days. Burned up a lot of diesel fuel and, was approaching 1/4 tank when we broke camp.
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Where are you all getting incandescent light bulbs? I thought they stopped making them a dozen years ago? LED bulbs get warm to the touch, but do not put out heat that will keep anything warm.
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Old 11-05-2021, 07:03 AM   #7
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Where are you all getting incandescent light bulbs? I thought they stopped making them a dozen years ago? LED bulbs get warm to the touch, but do not put out heat that will keep anything warm.
https://www.1000bulbs.com/fil/catego...gaAlkAEALw_wcB
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and theres always ebay
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Lasko MyHeat 250watt personal heater. Available at Tractor Supply and Walmart.

Better than a light bulb because they have a fan and not only help circulate the heat, but even blow it toward an area that may need it more.

https://www.lasko.com/products/my-he...ter-white-101/
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Well I'll be, I have looked for years, although it has been a few years. Some places I just don't want an LED bulb. Thanks so much.

On another note, I use a device called a Golden Rod, which is a heat rod inside my gun safes. It is a 110vAC heating rod that when placed on the bottom of the safe floor will heat the air. I was thinking that would work as well. They run from about 40 watts up to I think 60 or 70 watts. The advantage is no light to attract critters or people.
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Lasko MyHeat 250watt personal heater. Available at Tractor Supply and Walmart.

Better than a light bulb because they have a fan and not only help circulate the heat, but even blow it toward an area that may need it more.

https://www.lasko.com/products/my-he...ter-white-101/
I use the same heater connected to a Thermo Cube. On at 35 off at 45.
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I use the same heater connected to a Thermo Cube. On at 35 off at 45.
I have the same setup as a back up! Used it on my old RV worked great.
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I installed a small 50W 12v heater with fan .I bought it on amazon. My wet bay is insulated and the top of the bay is the camper floor.

My thought is if traveling in the winter I don't want to run the generator.
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Added a couple of 3/4 inch foam disks I glued up that I insert into the sewer opening after I screw in the cap. Really made a difference.
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