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Old 10-25-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Southern Illinois camping in late November - Furnace

I did my homework and found out the average low for the time we will be in Southern Illinois will be 31 degrees at night. It could end up being warmer or colder. My suburban furnace has never worked and I am not going to fix it anytime soon. I will be using a 4000 watt generator and I will have my fresh water tank filled every day. I use two 6 gallon containers to fill it.

Do you airstreamers have any suggestions for staying warm at night, and do you think I need to worry about my water and pipes freezing. I plan on taking a plub in oil radiator heater with me.

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Having spent a winter in Southern Illinois, I feel qualified to answer this one. You can keep reasonably warm with the oil heaters, additionally think about getting a gas space heater or maybe a little buddy heater (get the attachment for the refillable tanks). Also think about getting some bubble wrap for the overhead vents, some of that hairdryer activated stuff to put on the windows, and some extra insulation above the wheel wells. You will be quite comfy with this setup. Oh yeah, a nice set of wool socks to keep your feet toasty is a great investment.
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Wheels was on area I did not think about insulation. Thanks for the ideas. I think your ideas are great.

I checked out your pictures and they look great. You do great work.

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Thanks for the kind words. You would have figured out the wheel wells the first time you opened the closet and the northern gust hit you.
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