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Old 11-30-2017, 11:13 AM   #1201
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I went outside, looked up, and couldn’t see any fluffy things....
So you're saying Tony is lying about those "fluffy things".....
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:36 AM   #1202
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So you're saying Tony is lying about those "fluffy things".....
I am not saying he is lying... I've seen them.... lots of them, in the past.... I'm just saying that there are none here.....
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:33 PM   #1203
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Ok, thanks to Mr Miller, he reminded me of an earlier discussion about installing an inline coolant heater. These used to be so common, Ive used them on old Chevys and they worked great. WTH! Ive looked online and just went to four different stores and no one sells an "inline coolant heater WITH integral pump". We installed them in the coolant line going to the heater core, plugged them in at night and instant defroster in the morning.
There are some available for installation on the lower radiator hose, I can't do that because there is no room there on the diesels. There are some available that use thermosyphoning but I don't really trust those....I want one with a built in pump. 5/8" in and out. Years ago you could go to any auto parts store or tractor supply and buy one off the shelf. Apparently no mas.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:10 PM   #1204
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What about this?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BIDRX4I...detail_5?psc=1
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:23 PM   #1205
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Not sure if this qualifys or not, Zerostart Temro 3308003 Circulation Heater.

These Temro heaters seem to be geared for off road use but appear to be pump style. Isn't your Isuzu an industrial engine?

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Old 11-30-2017, 02:27 PM   #1206
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:15 PM   #1207
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Thanks Steve, that one looks good but a bit over my budget, no, A LOT over my budget
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:18 PM   #1208
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Brad Ill look into that Titan, the ones shown are euro plug type. Ill take a look and see if they have US. That's what I'm looking for.......

I guess I could put a different plug on it too, it says 110/220
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I know.... but I bet its a good one!
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:06 PM   #1210
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Found a few of these on Amazon under the name of Simate. They didn't show up when I was searching for coolant heater with pump. They ping when I search for "engine preheater"...they have a couple different styles and wattages. With the US plug configuration.

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I find this very interesting... but for reference, Mike...

Does your MH have the coolant powered aux heater under the coach?
Do you have the "Motor Assist" hot water heater?
When you are camping out at these places, do you have 120v power and how much would these things draw?
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We don't have either Steve. I'm not sure if they were offered in '82 on the 310. When on the road in the cold months we don't boondock (on purpose anyway). But being this time of year, the parks are nearly empty so no problems finding a spot enroute. We've been able to find some really nice little city parks that have surprisingly awesome facilities open year round. Some small town places that have blown us away with nice shower facilities, water year round with frost proof spigots, etc etc. Usually very inexpensive too. Most with the honor system with a drop box. We really like traveling on US roads on our way west, Rt 36 is our favorite. It gets windy through Ks but the road is in excellent condition and lots of small towns that have campgrounds. Rt 36 was once known as "The fastest Rt from Indianapolis to Denver" and part of it follows the Pony Express trail. Once we hit the front range in CO then I pay attention to how full the campgrounds might be. But other than a few days before and after Christmas they are usually pretty empty. I like to stay on the safe side and make sure we have shore power for heat wherever we stay. This trip Ive made reservations for the days around Christmas but that's it. No other reservations for two months. We absolutely love winter camping. The solitude in the state parks is amazing, literally having the entire park to ourselves. Night time walks are a trip!!! Glad we have our trusty pooch.

Sooooo no, we don't have the motor assist heating for anything, and yes we try to make sure we have shore power wherever we land.
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https://www.amazon.com/Simate-Engine.../dp/B015U67F7E

One of the coolant heaters with pump on Amazon. Can't get it shipped before we leave. I may have one shipped to CO and install it there.
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Thanks for the response... It'll be an interesting project!

In my wackadoodle brain I was thinking plumb that heater into the auxiliary heater and have it circulate warm coolant with the aux fan on low, to provide a bit of warmth.
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We don't have either Steve. I'm not sure if they were offered in '82 on the 310.
Mike, you don't have the aux heater and motor assist water heater? Gee, I do......maybe your original PO blew the wad on Allison.

As for solutions to your ice and fogging issue.

Rain-X makes an anti fogging interior windshield wipe down.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rain-X-An...ottle/16889024

Get the inline water heater.

I'm going to custom make a canvas blind that can be manually raised up for my radiator like my Landcruiser BJ-60 had; or borrow a movable shutter grill unit off a car or truck; adapt it for the front of our rad and plumb it into the thermostat.



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Awesome Tony, I haven't seen that Rainx product. Ill get some for sure. Thanks
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Hey Mike....give me a shout when you are out this way...would love to come see you guys. If you need a workplace or somewhere to park, you know the driveway is yours. Hope to see you and Lynn
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We were just talking about you two yesterday Steve!!!! Wondering how you're doing. We will try to get by to say hi. Just yesterday your names came up in conversation, how funny.
Would love to see you guys! We'll be out at Cherry Creek over Christmas.
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Ordered the heater/pump this morning. We shall see. It says to install on the outflow side of the heater core. Not sure if it would make any difference though, inlet or outlet side.

https://www.amazon.com/Simate-Engine.../dp/B015U67F7E

I'm hoping there is enough room behind the hood to install it there, you know how tight that is Tony.
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