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Old 02-22-2015, 09:10 PM   #15
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Duct tape the drains and faucet handles, use paper plates, cups, and bowels, wear more aftershave/perfume. Send repeated letters to Airstream asking why is the tub drain not 12" off the floor and grey tanks on the floor under cabinets with free air space on 4 sides under a shelf made of woven wire cloth (and a cabinet door which can be left open). Also ask what genius did the engineering on water line and water tank location. Pray for warmer weather for a thaw or go south. Outside water supply comes from a pipe with shut off below frost level and a gland at the bottom surrounded by gravel to empty back after water shut off. Pipes benefit from some flow and ground which is not yet frozen. I'll also bet the operators' manual is mute. All other answers are better than mine. Laugh or cry. ( hint: tears waste bodily fluids.)

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Old 02-24-2015, 08:02 AM   #16
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Interesting thread, since these are some of the questions we're asking, too.

We have two furnaces in our MH. The rear furnace provides heat to the bathroom, bedroom, and wet bay. I have a small electric heater in the wet bay for supplemental heat there. We keep the bedroom door closed during the day since the thermostat is there and use electric heat for the rest of the coach. These hints don't work well on an Airstream unless the thermostat is in a place where it can be kept cooler and an electric heater supplementing the heat in the salon.

One tip I heard is to make sure that there is an air return from the wet bay to the furnace.

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