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Old 10-23-2018, 02:42 PM   #1521
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Took off for one of our favorite local spots here in central Illinois, Fox Ridge State Park. Really a nice park with a couple lakes, trails, and one of the nicest state park campgrounds we have ever stayed at. Just over and hours drive from home so it's super handy for a quick getaway. They did an incredible job laying out the campsites here. Most every site is a winner......big sites with heavy vegetation and trees between each one. The park is rarely crowded especially this time of year. One of our very favorite short getaways...

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Old 10-25-2018, 07:12 AM   #1522
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[QUOTE=mayco;2171552]Took off for one of our favorite local spots here in central Illinois, Fox Ridge State Park. Really a nice park with a couple lakes, trails, and one of the nicest state park campgrounds we have ever stayed at. Just over and hours drive from home so it's super handy for a quick getaway. They did an incredible job laying out the campsites here. Most every site is a winner......big sites with heavy vegetation and trees between each one. The park is rarely crowded especially this time of year. One of our very favorite short getaways...

Beautifull!

We've already had snow.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:41 AM   #1523
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:10 AM   #1524
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We are still hitting the 50s during the day, 30s at night. Really beautiful weather.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:32 PM   #1525
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Same here, 40s-50s and sunny during the day, some of my favorite weather for the year
(Except for when I run out of propane and wake up cold, )
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:11 PM   #1526
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Magnet18, If you are planning to stay aboard thru the winter and are plugged into elec. you should get one or two of these space heaters. You can keep comfortable down into the teens using these. For way less cost than using the propane furnace.

https://www.amazon.com/Lasko-755320-...s=lasko+heater

These coupled with plastic film covering the inside of your windows will make for an easier winter.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Indoor-Win...70_&dpSrc=srch
This is a good choice for covering your windows.

Get those and some good warm house slippers and your good down into the teens.

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Old 10-27-2018, 01:28 PM   #1527
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Richard, do you like the taller ceramic heaters more than the small, more compact ones? We have three of the short, 750/1500w ceramic heaters on board and use them whenever we are plugged in. They do a pretty good job but I wish the fan was a bit stronger. Again, I'm glad installed the additional shore power cord so we can run more electric heat. Wondering if there is advantages to the taller Lasko heaters?

Since we do a good deal of winter camping I ended up cutting reflectix for a good deal of our windows. I know the R value isn't much but it helps a great deal with keeping us warm. All you have to do is remove it from a window and you'll see how much cold it keeps out...and heat in the summer. Ive been leaving the reflectix in place year round for a few of our windows.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:14 PM   #1528
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And all this time I thought you were just being anti-social ! Regards, Bob
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:17 PM   #1529
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Although I havenít tried really cold weather yet, while I was in Cooperstown for the Columbus Day weekend, I used the floor heat both front and back and it worked awesome, current draw is only about 8 amps when they are both working. Regards, Bob
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:58 PM   #1530
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Although I havenít tried really cold weather yet, while I was in Cooperstown for the Columbus Day weekend, I used the floor heat both front and back and it worked awesome, current draw is only about 8 amps when they are both working. Regards, Bob

That is so neat Bob. It will be interesting to see how much, if any, supplemental heat you will need in addition to the floor system. You're the only one Ive seen that installed floor heat so no one to compare to. Very cool, luxurious!
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:23 PM   #1531
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That floor radiant heat sounds nice Bob, does it heat the air space well?

Mike, I did have another brand shorter heater. It seemed to really draw a lot of amps for not that much heat. The very small footprint of the towers work well to live around and they do well at moving the warmth around.

With the Windows, for me it's as much about blocking the wind blowing up the drain vents as the cold coming thru the glass. So sealing the total window space from the interior works well for me. Probably using both would be optimal.
I leave the leave the plastic liners up all winter, even when driving somewhere.

Fortunately winters here in the Panhandle are more mild than those in northern Az at 5,000' elevation, so less of a battle.

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Old 10-28-2018, 08:28 AM   #1532
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Thanks Richard, that one looks like a good deal, those digital control ones are nice, most cheap space heaters are impossible to set a specific temp and I'm either cold or cooking. (In college I wintered in a hundred year old house in west Lafayette, with some of the coldest temps on record, i think between the 30 guys in our house we tried every space heater on the market )

I've got a second 30 amp shore cord, and soon I'll be running new plugs off of it to make the most of it

I'm also considering:
This on the floor in front of the shower
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013...KIKX0DER&psc=1

And two of these as well under the desk
https://www.amazon.com/Cozy-Products...jAL&ref=plSrch

And maybe even this IN the shower, but this is a bit of a stretch
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01H2...KIKX0DER&psc=1



What I'm really excited for, is I've already ordered this
https://www.tinywoodstove.com/produc...the-dwarf-3kw/
I've talked with multiple people who have installed it (or other stoves of similar size) in RVs that winter some pretty cold places, and I don't expect to be disappointed

It doesn't arrive until December, which is fine, I've got plenty to keep busy until then!

I also have enough 2" fireproof rockwool insulation to do the whole underside of the rv, i need to get around to installing that. Last spring I had carpet, and the new vinyl floor is WAY colder, about like standing outside barefoot.

Slippers are great, but I don't want to be in pain when I forget them, lol
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Old 10-28-2018, 02:45 PM   #1533
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For sense of scale on that stove, it's about 10 inches tall

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Old 10-28-2018, 02:51 PM   #1534
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Where are you thinking of locating the little wood stove?
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:25 PM   #1535
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Re-purposing the volume currently occupied by the drivers side closet and drawers, it appears I have space to put a washer dryer combo in, and put the woodstove on top. The top of the washer dryer will be about bellybutton height on me, which will give enough space for a hearth and then the stove and still meet all the minimum clearances, and the chimney can go straight up and out

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Right above the main fuel tank refuelling hose.......your not thinking of do a 70's VW in cabin gasoline heater conversion are you?

Be careful.

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Sounds like trouble to me......a fire suppression system for sure, except on the inside.....Regards, Bob
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:14 PM   #1538
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Scardy cats!
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Sounds like trouble to me......a fire suppression system for sure, except on the inside.....Regards, Bob
Halon gas.......just need to wake up and don gas masks.
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Old 10-28-2018, 06:14 PM   #1540
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There is no doubt that wood burners put out some of the best heat there is. Ive heated small homes with a wood stove and loved it. I couldn't do it in my 310 though. Couldn't dedicate the space and wouldn't want to deal with the mess. Wood is messy going in and messy cleaning out. If we were more stationary in the use of the rig I might consider it. Plus I don't think I want more tasks to do in order to use the rig, like cutting, splitting, and finding storage to carry the wood. Sounds cool though.
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