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Old 10-05-2014, 05:16 PM   #11
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Thanks for the research! Interesting figures.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:12 PM   #12
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Update: Last night North of Atlanta where my 338 rlts is stored it got down to 48 degrees inside the TT with two electric heaters set at 60 degrees and 28 degrees in the basement with an outside temp of 21 degrees. Nothing froze up. This is not running the furnace at all which pumps hot air into the basement. I think I'm going to rig up a 200w heater to blow hot air into the basement when it is below 40 degrees. It will be down to 21 degrees tonight as well so I anticipate it might get even colder in the basement tonight as it only got just about freezing today. We are going to use the TT over Thanksgiving up in the mountains and I am interested to see how this Eagle with an enclosed underbelly does. We took our Springdale the last to years with several night in the teens with no issues except the city water line freezing at night.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:39 PM   #13
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Why not open the underbelly and install a couple of closed light fixtures with 100 watt bulbs in them. Install them about 6 or so feet from the front/back and that should produce enough heat to keep it above freezing down there. Put them on a thermostat or switch. Switch may not be the best idea as you may forget to shut it off.

Going down to 48 tonight, down here around Clearwater FL... brrrrr

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Old 11-18-2014, 04:58 PM   #14
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Going down to 48 tonight, down here around Clearwater FL... brrrrr
It has been long established that Floridians can freeze to death at anything below room temperature.
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It has been long established that Floridians can freeze to death at anything below room temperature.
It is funny that you mention that... Coming from the Il/Wi border, the first winter down here I laughed at the locals for having a sweatshirt on at 65 degrees... well here I am (15 years later) and when the temp is at 65 I am thinking about a sweatshirt...
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:27 PM   #16
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Get one or two of these thermostats. Lowes has them as well as Ace Hardware

http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...la=pla_1779308
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:06 PM   #17
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Grumpy, that's a neat plug in = added it to my favorites.

I though this might be an option as well (also in my favorites).

http://www.rvcomfortsystems.com/#
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:27 PM   #18
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Walmart sells a small electric heater with a built in manual thermostat for about $15. I am planning on buying one and installing it between the two fresh water tanks where it will also heat the water lines and connections. I am going to hard wire it into the breaker panel which is close.
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:57 AM   #19
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Good thread!

We're currently camping in the Smokey Mountains. Last night it was 25 with a slight breeze blowing. Using a combination of electric heat and the furnace when the electric needed help, it was 47 in our basement this morning and a nice 74 inside.
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