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Old 11-18-2019, 04:56 PM   #1
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Getting over cold Feet and a heater solution for my wet bay

We have had or Fleetwood Discovery 40G for a year now. Last Thanksgiving we went on our first semi-cold trip. I could not keep my feet warm, Heat on full furnace mode, wool socks, Uggs, a blanket stuffed around my feet still cold feet. It was terrible.

I found to my surprise (not really a surprise) that there were several holes in the firewall from the factory. 2- 1 inch holes and a few wire holes that had net been sealed properly.

My plan, foam the big holes, silicone the small ones and add 3/4" R4 Foam board to the exterior of the firewall.


I bought I sheet of foam board, a tube of silicon, a can of foam spray, 1 box of 1 1/4" screws and a box of 1 1/2" washers.

The screws would go right through the foam without the washers.

This took me about 2 hours to complete and should be night and day difference this year. We ware about to head to VA from TX for Thanksgiving so it will test the project.

I also had a difficult time last year keeping the wet bay from freezing during the quick cold snaps before i was ready to fully winterize so I did this;

Bought a reptile cage warming pad, 2 - 12x12 ceramic tiles, put the reptile warming pad between the 2 tiles and duct taped the edges together. WA--LA
Ceramic heater that hold 86 to 100 degrees.

I put some foil backed insulation wrap in the bottoms of the compartment to help hold in the heat and it worked like a charm for 100$
Here is a link to what I used.

https://www.amazon.com/iPower-Under-...s%2C183&sr=8-9





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Great job. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:25 PM   #3
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One thing else to check. Often, when you drive in the cold, you run your dash heat, defrost or even vent to clear the windshield. When most people stop to camp at the end of the day, they leave the heater controls in the same position. On many brands of heating/cooling systems, this leaves the duct doors open to the outside. You can get a pretty god draft.

I always try to remember to turn the controls to the off position, to prevent the draft.
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Put this into your wet bay and you will never have a freezing issue there. Wire it to the house batteries.

https://www.amazon.com/RoadWorthy-Ba...4299221&sr=8-4
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