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Old 12-01-2017, 05:38 PM   #1221
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Mike, I would mount it in the doghouse area around a bulkhead. It will be easier to wire it in to your existing AC wiring there, Regards, Bob
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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.

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I'm hoping there is enough room behind the hood to install it there, you know how tight that is Tony.
It shouldn't be a problem mounting it, as they are pretty small units, (had one as a block heater on my Toyota Tercel). Getting power to it wouldn't be that hard either, (from the outside receptacle to the grill).

May I also suggest a small ceramic heater with a fan, placed on the dash towards the windows to at least get them warm and dry before you set off.

Also using a Rain-X anti fog conditioner on the inside of the windshield would be inexpensive and easy to do.

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Old 12-01-2017, 05:54 PM   #1223
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It shouldn't be a problem mounting it, as they are pretty small units, (had one as a block heater on my Toyota Tercel). Getting power to it wouldn't be that hard either, (from the outside receptacle to the grill).

May I also suggest a small ceramic heater with a fan, placed on the dash towards the windows to at least get them warm and dry before you set off.

Also using a Rain-X anti fog conditioner on the inside of the windshield would be inexpensive and easy to do.

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Got the Rain x purchased along with some super dooper glass cleaner today. Did the cab side windows. Yes Tony we put a small ceramic heater up on the dash to get it started, sometimes two. Thanks for the tip on the defogger, wasn't aware of that product.

I was planning on just using the cord it comes with for power Bob, and plug it in to an extension cord. But you bring up an interesting idea. I could hard wire it into the coach's 120ac and activate it with a switch, hadn't even considered that idea. Hmmmmmm interesting idea. I think I like that.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:08 PM   #1224
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If you run it to the existing wiring, it will be one less thing to fool with in the winter....you are really going to like it once it's installed.....I suffered for about 7 years outside before I installed mine, Regards, Bob
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:42 AM   #1225
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So when I go to install this inline heater I was thinking that I would use a couple soft jaw clamps on either side of the section of hose where it will live. This may be a stupid question but....are the heater hoses, before and after the heater core, full of coolant when the motor isn't running? I assume they are but just wondering. So I'll use clamps to isolate the small section of hose to install the pump. Anything else I should be thinking of?
I think there is a flow direction labeled on the pump. The way I understand it works is circulating the coolant through the motor and heater core but won't include the radiator due to the thermostat. Do you think it would really matter which side of the heater core it's installed on? I'm going to crawl under today and look at access to the hoses, I don't think I can squeeze it behind the grill.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:43 AM   #1226
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Mike....let me know when you will be out this way and we will work something out to get together. It will be good to see you two and catch up!
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:49 AM   #1228
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I will Steve, our schedule is still up in the air a bit. We know we'll be in Denver over Christmas though.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:53 AM   #1229
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So when I go to install this inline heater I was thinking that I would use a couple soft jaw clamps on either side of the section of hose where it will live. This may be a stupid question but....are the heater hoses, before and after the heater core, full of coolant when the motor isn't running? I assume they are but just wondering. So I'll use clamps to isolate the small section of hose to install the pump. Anything else I should be thinking of?
I think there is a flow direction labeled on the pump. The way I understand it works is circulating the coolant through the motor and heater core but won't include the radiator due to the thermostat. Do you think it would really matter which side of the heater core it's installed on? I'm going to crawl under today and look at access to the hoses, I don't think I can squeeze it behind the grill.
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The heater hoses should have coolant in them. The cooling system is pressurized to something like 15 psi but that doesn't mean the pressure is the same throughout the cooling system. But I would think even with a low pressure there would be some coolant in the lines.

If the heater manufacturer recommends it be placed in a certain location I'd tend to want to follow those directions if possible.
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Yup, good advice Brad. After looking it over some more, I think if I take the grill off or swing it down, I can install the pump a few inches from the side of the overflow tank. taking note of the heat of the pump.
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Sounds like a good plan.

Just an FYI on the front grille. The bolts holding the grille in place are a royal pain in the you know what to get out. Be prepared to bend your elbow the opposite way to get access

Once you do get them out I'd suggest replacing them with stainless equivalents. The ones I removed on Peanut were severely rusted and took forever to break free.

Oh yeah, you'll need 7/16" wrenches.

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Sounds like a good plan.

Just an FYI on the front grille. The bolts holding the grille in place are a royal pain in the you know what to get out. Be prepared to bend your elbow the opposite way to get access

Once you do get them out I'd suggest replacing them with stainless equivalents. The ones I removed on Peanut were severely rusted and took forever to break free.

Oh yeah, you'll need 7/16" wrenches.

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Old 12-02-2017, 12:41 PM   #1233
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Sounds like a good plan.

Just an FYI on the front grille. The bolts holding the grille in place are a royal pain in the you know what to get out. Be prepared to bend your elbow the opposite way to get access

Once you do get them out I'd suggest replacing them with stainless equivalents. The ones I removed on Peanut were severely rusted and took forever to break free.

Oh yeah, you'll need 7/16" wrenches.

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Yup Brad Ive been there done that. I had to take mine apart all the way back to access the harmonic balancer so Ive been in there deep.
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Yup Brad Ive been there done that. I had to take mine apart all the way back to access the harmonic balancer so Ive been in there deep.
Ahh, so you already know about the pain involved

The idea of a removeable grille is great, the implementation by Airstream does leave a lot to be desired.
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Alright fellas, headed west this morning. Please...........
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Safe travels for you, Lynn and Wriggly. Enjoy and keep us posted.
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Alright fellas, headed west this morning. Please...........
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Yeah....I'm jealous

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First stop, Longbranch State Park near Macon MO. We love this park this time of year.
No one here but us chickens, we have seen a good deal of wild life here (other than my lovely bride)
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To you and Ann also John. We are off to a late start, hoped to be on the road by the first but stuff got in the way. You keep it between the lines and hope to see you in a few weeks!
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