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Old 11-25-2019, 07:58 AM   #1
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Hi! My husband and I have been living in our travel trailer for about a month and a half, almost two months. We have a Venture Sporttrek 33VRE and we are visiting friends for the week of thanksgiving. We would be bringing our camper, however my husbands truck has been in the shop for a while and still is. We need to leave it where it is for just about a week. We are currently in Northern Florida.

My husband wants to leave a small space heater turned on the whole week, but i cant abide by this fire hazard.

The temperatures for the week wont get any lower than 46 degrees, what do we need to do, if anything?

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If 46f I would just leave it.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:04 AM   #3
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Hi! My husband and I have been living in our travel trailer for about a month and a half, almost two months. We have a Venture Sporttrek 33VRE and we are visiting friends for the week of thanksgiving. We would be bringing our camper, however my husbands truck has been in the shop for a while and still is. We need to leave it where it is for just about a week. We are currently in Northern Florida.

My husband wants to leave a small space heater turned on the whole week, but i cant abide by this fire hazard.

The temperatures for the week wont get any lower than 46 degrees, what do we need to do, if anything?

Thank You!
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If 46f I would just leave it.
Correct answer - BUT - if needed get one of these - https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Innovato...4694189&sr=8-2

It will turn on the space heater if it gets close to freezing and turn it back off when warmer

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Old 11-25-2019, 08:09 AM   #4
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I'm in northern Florida also, we're totally clear of freezing weather for the length of time you're going to be gone. Even if they're off by 10 degrees we're still good. Around here you don't even need to start THINKING about worrying until it's below 30. Typically we're at or below freezing for such a short period of time that there's nothing to worry about. I haven't winterized a boat or RV since I moved to Florida 16 years ago. On 'cold' nights (below 30) I do put a space heater in the wet bay. But I know that's really just for me and how I'll sleep that night, because the plumbing doesn't really need it.

In my opinion, if they're predicting mid 20s it's time to REALLY start thinking about heat in the RV and the wet bay. Some small bit COULD freeze and crack in that kind of weather.
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If your not below freezing for multipal days - Just close everything up, maybe drain your water lines (if you have that option). Make sure everything is disconnected, including city water connections. Drain holding tanks - good to go.
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It is a 36ft.
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For the trailer or for your comfort? Down comforters for you. Ive spent much colder nights in my RV than 46 and never had any issues with it. Nothing will freeze so no worries there.
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