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Old 02-06-2014, 10:45 PM   #21
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Wink Or you could try....

Come down to southern Florida. We're in Naples, got into the 80's today, with a low of the mid 60's. Running the air conditioner. No freezing here.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:47 PM   #22
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This discussion raises a question. We have limited experience in the world of RVing and have wondered how you keep your pipes and tanks from freezing while in transit. Dave mentioned using his generator and running a heater in the basement to help keep it warm. What if you don't have a generator? Can you use the furnace in the unit while moving to warm the pipes and tanks?
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The first year we headed South (with our Montana) it was in February and cold with approx 18 inches of snow in Western NY, so yes we ran the furnace, set around 50 to 55 while on the road as we were loaded with canned goods and other items we didn't want frozen, including a partial tank of water.
We have since eliminated that problem by heading South in October and not returning North till mid May.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:59 PM   #24
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This discussion raises a question. We have limited experience in the world of RVing and have wondered how you keep your pipes and tanks from freezing while in transit. Dave mentioned using his generator and running a heater in the basement to help keep it warm. What if you don't have a generator? Can you use the furnace in the unit while moving to warm the pipes and tanks?
Yes, you can run your furnace and the water heater while going down the road.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:06 PM   #25
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Excellent! It's been really cold here in the Lone Star State recently and wasn't sure that using the furnace while traveling was safe.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:29 PM   #26
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We have run ours when going down the road... the propane heat, not the heat pump - that is... and good thing is the woodies distribute heat thru the basement too !!!

but to help - prop and block open cabinet doors to let the heat get under them too... and open all blinds to let what little sun you see help warm the inside
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Yes, you can run your furnace and the water heater while going down the road.
I have the 31SL and I'm not sure about the other models, but my Kitchen slide covers the heater floor vent when it is in. That seems like it might be throwing a lot of heat on the underside of the slide floor?
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Rick, that shouldn't hurt anything. In the RLs the heat vent in the bedroom is covered while the slide is in.
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Rick, that shouldn't hurt anything. In the RLs the heat vent in the bedroom is covered while the slide is in.
Thanks, I don't plan on traveling in freezing conditions but ya never know!
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My husband & I have been camping together for 30+ years now & have had only one night below zero. We kept the faucets dripping which made the pump run all night, but we made it through without freezing up.That was in Arkansas in March. He tried to tell me that was unusual, so we tried again. The next time it wasn't as cold but had an ice-storm with thunder & lightening that knocked out our satellite dish & wiring in the camper, also in Arkansas in Feb & March......
This year we went further south to Texas.......I thought we would be warmer here than home. Ha, we missed a major snow storm back in the North East, but warm we are not! New Braunfels, Texas is 25 degrees......At least this year I have the nicest coach I have ever had to be out in the cold weather in!
Is there anything special we need to know?
Come out West. It was a tad chilly today in Indio/Palm Springs as it only hit 74 F
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Haven't really looked into it too closely, but on our 38gk the back floor vent seems to be bending...
Only thing I can think of is that it's the slide roller ?
need to line it up with where it rest when closed up to see if it rolls right over the vent and is denting it.

or maybe the large ottoman that came with ours settled on it when traveling ?? but it doesn't seem that heavy - dunno...

Not an issue I don't think, just an observation anyone else with a 38gk notice that ?
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My bedroom one is bent - they are not very strong so I suspect it may have just been during construction or even just walking on it. I probably will replace it with a dampered one from Home Depot, but I have bent those before too.
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