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Old 11-18-2003, 02:00 PM   #1
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winterizing WINDOWS

Living in the pacific northwest means lots of damp, cool weather in the winter. I have been full-timing in my AS now for 4 months. I noticed that there was a noticable draft coming in around the windows in the evenings, so I put the heat shrinked tranparent window film on the windows in the back of the trailer. I have stopped the cool air from coming in, but seem to have reduced the amount of airflow thru the AS cuz it appears condensation is now building up on the inside of the rest of the glass. WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP THIS??? The previous owner installed a catalytic propane heater (The Cat) which is vented to the ouside. It works really well when I sitting in the evening in the front, but does little to heat the reat of the trailer. (It radiates heat rather than heat the air, if that makes any sense) I bought an electric heating pad for the bed (it goes under the bed linen and makes sleeping very comfortable) But WHAT to do about the condensation? The temps rarely go below 32 here. Thanks
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Old 11-18-2003, 08:07 PM   #2
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greetings lux,
i had the same problem when i was out in your part of the woods a few weeks ago...one of those bedsize heating pads is one of the things ill be asking santa for.....my suggestion is add that window film to the front as well...that will help with drafts....as far as condensation goes....use your exhaust fan til bedtime.....if you have a strip heater in your air conditioner use it(i am assuming you have shore power)....if you dont your unit should be wired so its just an add on in your a/c....also use your furnace in tandem with the strip heater....you definitely dont have to worry about the air getting too dry.....with a little experimentation youll find your happy medium.....good luck....
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greetings luxter
i woke this morning with this in my cabeza...why dont you trip on over to lacey...they have a airstream only park there....im sure that you could find a seasoned full timer there that might let you in on a trick or two....im just a novice myself....
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THERE'S A AIRSTREAM ONLY PARK IN LACY???



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