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Old 11-17-2014, 04:28 PM   #1
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Temperature in wet bay

we are on the road in overnighting in Lowes parking lot and the tempature is suppose to get to around 22 or 23 tonight. My wet bay is not heated will it be ok in those temps.?Or should I run the Genny and put an electric heater down there? really didn't want to have to run genny all night.

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Old 11-17-2014, 04:52 PM   #2
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Go into Lowes and buy a wireless thermometer. Put the remote sender in the wet bay....and the receiver inside the coach....that way you can see what the temperatures are. If they look like they are dropping less than 40F then you start the generator. You can stop the generator if temps go above 40. Buy the small electric heater if you don't have one......its way less expensive than fixing broken water pipes.

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Old 11-17-2014, 04:56 PM   #3
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If you have water on board, run the gen set with a heater.
I know this is a pain in the ... , but consider the alternative.
You , MAY be ok for a four hour shut down, but ,( after running the gen set and heater)but if it was me , I'd error on the side of caution, and run all night.
If you do shut down , set an alarm , fire up the gen set and turn on the engine block heater as soon as you do; for ease of starting.
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Basement lights?

Turn them on every once in awhile....just enough heat
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:07 PM   #5
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You will probably run you propane furnace, do you know if it provides heat to the basement. If it does you should be OK, if not running the generator is your best option.

Putting a remote temp monitor, as per previous post, is something I do.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:22 PM   #6
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It's probably too late now but if your fresh water tank is full it helps some. All that water acts as a big heat sink and radiates some of the heat out into the wet bay.

My wet bay temp gauge takes a long time to drop below 40 degrees, even with no heat going in there.

Conversely, once all that water gets cold, it takes a long time to warm back up.
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I always run my generator all night in below freezing temps. It's cheaper than busting pipes. I also have a wireless thermometer in the wet bay. Gives a lot of comfort of knowing what's going on.
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When it gets cold here I put a 200 watt heater in the wet bay and use a thermostat plug in. I also use a wireless thermometer to keep tabs on it. Supposed to be 22 here tonight.

Problem now is that I put the thermostat plug in away where I would know where it is. Wish I could remember where that is! Right now the heater is running 24/7 till I can find it.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:47 PM   #9
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Thanks for the reply's I got it setup with a small heater.I did put my wireless thermometer in the wet bay. I will monitor the temp and start the genny if it gets to cold down there. Thanks again.
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mlh 2013 Hope you made it ok thru the night I have one Q are you allowed to stay overnight at Lowes Parking Lot????
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