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Old 10-23-2013, 08:43 AM   #15
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The best way to winterize an Airstream is hook it to a TV and move 1,000 miles to the south.
That would put me just south of Key West, so I would have to stop a little short of 1,000. But, I could not agree more with your theory!
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:59 PM   #16
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Personally, I don't understand why you feel a need to make it so complex. I would just set the thermostat to come on at 55 degrees during the time you aren't there, and whatever you like when you are there.

The gas system will make sure nothing freezes, day or night. Check that issue 'done' and go on to the next.

Oh, and the fan noise? You get used to it surprisingly quickly. Yes, really.
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Check that issue 'done' and go on to the next.
Done! Moving on.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:25 PM   #18
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One small note about running the fan without flame from the burner, you are then sucking cold outside air over the heat exchanger in the combustion chamber and cooling the cabin air in the heat exchanger. So the air you heat with the electric heater is being cooled going through the furnace......Phil.
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I have done exactly what you are asking. If the inside of the camper is 70 degrees and the fan is running...it's sucking in 70 degree air from inside the camper and swirling it thru the unlit furnace and out to the tanks. VOLIA! 70 degree air to the tanks with out burning propane...
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I have done exactly what you are asking. If the inside of the camper is 70 degrees and the fan is running...it's sucking in 70 degree air from inside the camper and swirling it thru the unlit furnace and out to the tanks. VOLIA! 70 degree air to the tanks with out burning propane...
Exactly.
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