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Old 02-24-2021, 01:08 PM   #21
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Forced air heater

We were completely frozen. Set up a forced air kerosene heater blowing at dock and grey/black hookup. 30 minutes later, everything thawed and functioning normally.
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Old 02-24-2021, 03:22 PM   #22
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SloPoke, i couldn't get either link to open.
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:20 PM   #24
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More links are broken since moving threads to Super C

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I wanted to check these out, but got a bad page error with both.
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SloPoke, i couldn't get either link to open.
yea... I know the feeling too... Most of the links I posted back to JOF are acting this way...

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Old 02-25-2021, 09:14 AM   #25
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Definately need to keep furnace on and cycling often enough to provide sufficient heat to underbelly. In other words, unfortunately, t-stat at 65 min. or more degrees. So propane usage will be high. Camped in Yellowstone last fall overnight low of 15 degrees and woke up at 500 a.m. to hear my water pump running. I had frozen pipes and pump was trying to maintain water pressure. I turned up furnace from lowest setting, 50?, to 70 and 15 minutes later water was flowing freely. Supplemental heat is nice down to freezing then it needs to be added to docking station and storage areas or furnace needs to be used as primary source which requires more aggressive setting and unfortunately more propane!
I was outside of Yellowstone last fall as temps got to low teens during the night. I keep a electric heater in the basement so when I am where there are hook ups I don't have to crank the furnace so high. However during this night the sail switch failed on the furnace and then the electric heater died also. I did have a small back up electric heater that I moved from the house to the basement for a couple hours until the hardware store opened in town @6am. The next day traveled to Dubois, WY and fortunately at the RV park a mobile tech was staying there and helped me free up the sail switch on furnace. I now travel with 3 electric heaters at all times. Also will be getting one of the small bottle propane heaters just in case. If there ain't no power I'll run my generator all night regardless of where I am.
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Hint: most furnaces are close to the water-pane & pump area. Expand a furnace duct to this are with a damper installed so you can shut off or regulate the heat to this area.
Frost always comes as a surprise (weatherman usual thinks ahead and is mostly wrong - as an RVer you constantly have to stay ahead of the game)
A couple of years ago in AB-Canada we had an early September freeze, had to replace a few toilet valves and filter-housings.
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:53 AM   #27
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Most rvs have a 110v plug in the docking station, add a 100w light bulb to the area and you will never have to worry
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:14 AM   #28
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We had a similar problem with our 361 REQS, low teen temps would result in the shower lines freezing up. We placed a portable heater in the storage compartment, opened the access door to the water pump to allow better air flow and place a wireless thermometer in the area to determine where to set the heater thermostat at. This was a move to save on the propane bill, electricity is cheap in my neck of the woods. Yes, one vent and a heater hose directed at the water pump seems skimpy. Im sure for their test Jayco ran the furnace at 70 plus degrees to keep the lines from freezing. Did you heat tape your drain line?
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I am currently camping in Colorado....during the day temps are just above freezing but as soon as the sun goes down temps are well below freezing. This is what I have done with success....

I put 1 gallon rv antifreeze in both grey tanks and black tank.
Keep fresh water tank near full (~80 gallons)
I put a very small heater in where the water pump is up front since don't think it gets any heat there. I run it on low.

I run my fireplace on low all night and furnace is set at 58.

So far this has worked great, no issues.
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