Originally Posted by InsideOut
I always like to refer to this thread
when I get the urge to do any serious
Good luck if you decide to try it ~
Thanks to you and Canoe Stream for the great links and John HD for his comments on propane in both this thread and the earlier ones too.
What I've learned:
1. It appears that if we have a spot with electicity we'll be OK with electric oil or ceramic type heaters and that the electic heaters maybe all we need to stay warm.
2. Insulate the water supply and consider electic heat tape.
3. A large, additional propane tank is a good plan (although this may be more a backup plan if you have an electric hookup).
4. There are three approaches to keeping the black and grey water tanks from freezing. One approach is a skirt (hay, styrofoam and quited material have been discussed) perhaps with a light bulb added for heat. A second approach is the addition of RV antifreeze to the black and grey tanks added directly (a quart or two) or indirectly via RV antifreeze added to the white water tank. The third approach is to add aftermarket electric tank, elbow and pipe heaters and I'm looking into this one combined with direct addition of RV antifreeze. The majority opinion is to empty the tanks only when full because an ongoing drain system risks valve and drain pipe freezing.
5. Add insulation where one can -- focus on windows.
6. Have a plan for ventilation to manage condensation.
7. Finally, Have a plan to flee to a hotel or motel if it gets too cold and/or power is lost. The plan must include a quick winterization of the plumbing system. I'm thinking that a combination of the air tank for the tag axle of our 325 AS MH and a blowout adapter might work.
Thank you all for your input.