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macster1

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insulation
« on: November 30, 2017, 02:33:57 PM »
Hi Guys
 
  New here, I have a question,planning to semi retire into a 40"Diesel pusher,I currently live 40 Miles north of Toronto, Canada and plan on staying in the area for 9-10 months of the year and chase the sun south during winter.
  Question is the extra 2-3 months temperatures dip at night below freezing and the wife insists on staying here for christmas.How much is freezing  going to be an issue and if it is how do I fix it?

Utclmjmpr

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Re: insulation
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 02:42:17 PM »
Park it in a garage where even a little insulation makes a considerable difference.>>>Dan ( I have an 1800 SF steel garage with 4 inch insulation ceiling and walls,, makes a 15 degree difference inside to outside winter and summer).>>>Dan
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billwild

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Re: insulation
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 03:27:51 PM »
Main concerns would be water lines and propane refills. Many motorhomes have heat going to the water pump and lines inside. Ours had a small electric  heater that would come on at 32 degrees F. Where you are parking your motorhome can a propane truck have access for refilling your tank? This is assuming you will be living in your coach. We wintered in Arizona and it got cold enough many evenings that the propane furnace had to be used or an electric heater turned on. Some things to think about.



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Re: insulation
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 04:08:10 PM »
I'm in NJ right now. It hasn't gotten real cold yet, but I can only imagine where you are it's going to be ridiculously cold. What we have done here is use heat tape on the water hose with pipe insulation over that. Most everyone who will be here in January and February have skirts around th perimeter and have flood lights burning 24/7 under the rigs.
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macster1

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 05:28:18 PM »
Park it in a garage where even a little insulation makes a considerable difference.>>>Dan ( I have an 1800 SF steel garage with 4 inch insulation ceiling and walls,, makes a 15 degree difference inside to outside winter and summer).>>>Dan

House and garage will be gone ,I'll be living in the coach,so parking in a garage won't be possible

macster1

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 05:30:43 PM »
I'm in NJ right now. It hasn't gotten real cold yet, but I can only imagine where you are it's going to be ridiculously cold. What we have done here is use heat tape on the water hose with pipe insulation over that. Most everyone who will be here in January and February have skirts around th perimeter and have flood lights burning 24/7 under the rigs.



the months that are real cold I'll be down south after christmas but I want to be comfortable
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RVRAC

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 10:36:19 PM »
It would not be fun.  They are not made for those temps.
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Jim Godward

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Re: insulation
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 11:40:01 PM »
Hi Guys
 
  New here, I have a question,planning to semi retire into a 40"Diesel pusher,I currently live 40 Miles north of Toronto, Canada and plan on staying in the area for 9-10 months of the year and chase the sun south during winter.
  Question is the extra 2-3 months temperatures dip at night below freezing and the wife insists on staying here for christmas.How much is freezing  going to be an issue and if it is how do I fix it?

It makes a difference on the MH you have.  For example, my Newmar Dutch star is good to well below zero F, I had no problem at below -30F, where a friends Monaco freezes in the water bay about Zero F.  I am NOT saying it was an enjoyable time at the low temperature but that it is survivable for a short time of a day or so.  There are also steps that we took to do this but not a lot of them and nothing that cost more than a few dollars.  I can go into detail if you desire.
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Rene T

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Re: insulation
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 07:02:19 AM »
It would not be fun.  They are not made for those temps.

Another way of looking at this, It could be fun with the right partner.   ;D :D ;)
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Heli_av8tor

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2017, 09:31:21 AM »
Now Rene, I assume your are referring to the DW?   ;)
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2017, 01:21:30 PM »
Now Rene, I assume your are referring to the DW?   ;)

Of course. Your mind was in the gutter not mine.
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Rfg4retir

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Re: insulation
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2017, 06:32:21 PM »
Mac ster I have the same concerns , as I too will soon be doing the same for different reasons. I have done a ton of research thru here and on the marvelous you tube as well ,and I have to agree it depends on the motor home unfortunately I think its like everything else you get what ya pay for. so far the American Coach boast the most insulation that I can find, I'm sure if there's something better out there some one here will let us know. Please report back your experience!

malexander

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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2017, 06:52:21 PM »
Now Rene, I assume your are referring to the DW?   ;)


Or at least someone's. ;D
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Utclmjmpr

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Re: insulation
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2017, 09:04:05 PM »
  Agreed,,,I hate breaking in a new one,,,haven't had to for 55 years.>>>Dan
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JSplaine

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Re: insulation
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 10:46:36 AM »
We live in northern Washington state near Canadian border, so are familiar with below freezing. Keep furnace running continuously as most diesel pushers have heated storage below floors. Also fill water tank then use water pump in coach. Do not forget to disconnect water hose at faucet and let drain. When tank get low you can reconnect fill then disconnect again. Slides are easy place for heat loss, if you don't need any or all of them keep closed.
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Lou Schneider

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Re: insulation
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 11:15:51 AM »
Drive the motorhome south in November, then fly back in December?   ;)