Hi all. Hope everyone enjoyed their summer in their Redwoods.
With our house on the verge of selling, it looks like we will be spending the winter in Montana where many days are sub-zero - average is probably around 15-20 degrees F. (still planning a Oregon move asap._
I've looked around the underbelly and frame and see that there are several holes (slide rams, hydraulic lines) that prob. need to be sealed (I will have to figure out a way to use foam in a way that doesn't interfere with the ram movement).
While I was in the utility area at the back of the basement (where the water filter/fresh water tank is) I noticed that I could see a large gap under the pantry/closet area. Does anyone know if this a functional gap (fresh air for the furnace?) or would it be safe to plug that area to reduce drafts?
Also, has anyone successfully spent time in similar climates without adding additional insulation around tanks and/or underbelly? Looks like a lot of work but would rather do that than have frozen tanks/pex lines.
Another also, we are planning to skirt the sides of the entire 5er with R9 rigid insulation. Is the rigid insulation worthwhile for the R9 value or is something that just blocks wind just as effective?