Fulltimers keeping warm?

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  1. Bulletguy

    Bulletguy Read Only Funster

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    Just wondering what outdoor temps fulltimers are experiencing in various locations of the world?

    Here in the Midlands area i recorded -5.5c at 0900hr today from my weather station.

    UK is NOT the best place to be for anyone in a m/h at the moment.....no matter how good your heating is!

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  2. dylan

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    -10.3 here in Cynghordy this morning and we still have snow from sunday ! We have one motorhome in and lady says she is warm as toast so her heating is working.
     
  3. scotjimland

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    We are fine too thanks.. only using the leccy heating , LPG is for back up if there is a power failure..

    1 x 800 w oil filled heater in lounge
    1 x 700 w oil filled heather in kitchen
    1 x 200 w heater in toilet
    1 x 800 w oil filled heater in bedroom
    1 x 200 w heater in basement to keep pipes from freezing

    total = 2.7 kw

    18:55 hrs
    Indoor temp 18c
    outdoor - 1c

    how many houses can stay comfy using less than 3kw ?

    The two LPG warm air heating furnaces can chuck out about 6 kw and drink LPG like it's going out of fashion :RollEyes:
     
  4. Road Runner

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    Bet your meter is too!:Doh::RollEyes:

    Don't let Mark read this:Wink:

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  5. moandick

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    Like Scotjimland, we have a 2.5Kw oil-filled radiator in the lounge - full on - and a 500 watt oil-filled radiator bar in the bedroom - a combination of both keeps our 36ft RV at around 66 or 67 degrees. True we also have a de-humidifier going full time - and we limit the times that we open the main door - and we wear warm woolly sweaters.
    We have the tank heaters on (they only operate when the belly locker drops below zero) and we have the two furnaces set to come on should the temperature fall below 60 inside the RV (which it hasn't yet).

    Sorry Bulletguy - even with my wife being unable to move around like most people - and the temperature here at around -3, we are as happy as bugs in a rug.
     
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  6. Bulletguy

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    Few if any i imagine Jim!

    Ever given a diesel heater (Eberspacher or Webasto) a go?
    My campervan has a Webasto blown air diesel heater and at these kind of temps i switch it on for 15 or 20 minutes before setting off for work. Chucks a fair bit of heat out and uses very little fuel though attracts some odd looks from folk as it sounds like a jet engine powering up!
     
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    Don't apologise!!
    This is exactly what i want to hear!!
     
  8. Sundowners

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    We fitted a new c/h furnace at the start of the winter, maybe thats one of my better ideas!?!?
    It has been below 0c all day and we still have snow on the ground, NO MUD!!
    Last night it was -8 at Lakenheath, a stones-throw from us.
    Nigel & Pamala
    19.20---------------- -3 outside 20 inside
     
  9. MicknPat

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    Might be as cold as 76f tonight and 81f during the day :sin:

    Oh I forgot to add.........Here in Florida.:Blush:
     
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    Oh, "baby-does" - Mick N Pat - hope the ice melts before you can get it into your drinks glasses!

    Yiou'll pay for that when you get back - I promise. I've started work on the VooDoo doll already :Eeek:
     
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    South Morocco - down to 3C at night, high teens in day with cold breeze and plenty of sunlight
     
  12. Munchie

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    Had to take van to Skipton today for a couple af small jobs. Knowing the forecast bought a new can of de icer. Opened it up this morning ... no button:Eeek: Took us 40 mins to clear the windscreen on tickover. :Blush:
     
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    Sods Law!!

    The header says it all!! Bloody Murphy strikes again!!

    The Battery on my "toad" gave up this morning, (-1) still I think its as old as the car (1998) so it`s not done toooo bad! New Battery £22-89 from local Motor factors!!.

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    We lived with a Eberspacher for 4 years when we lived on a boat, never again I found it unreleiable noisy and dammed expensive to repair.

    I use gas now and on the whole counting initial cost plus maintainence plust fuel cost to be the cheapest option.


    Doug
     
  15. maxx

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    morning it got down to minus 5 in southsea jim can i ask what locker do you put heater as my pipes are starting to freeze plus if i want to change my coolant where do i drain it from hope you had a good christmas thanx
     
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    Hi

    I installed the heater in the sewage locker, under the black and grey tanks ..

    see this thread http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/american-rv/9305-frozen-pipes-bargain-heater.html

    I've not drained my coolant so can't say, but I'll have a look in the Cummins manual and get back to you

    Jim

    Heater in locker :

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    Hi Maxx

    Just read the Cummins manual..

    Drain the system by opening the drain valve on the radiator and removing the plug in the bottom of the water inlet .. capacity is around 20 litre

    Filling

    Fill slowly to prevent air locks, air must be vented from engine cooling passages, be sure to open the petcock on the after cooler ( if fitted )

    There is a lot more info on flushing etc .. if I get time I'll scan and send to you..

    Jim
     
  18. maxx

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    frozen pipes

    thanks i shall go to b&q an get 1 my locker layout is slightly different and so dont have as much room as you but will fit it in some how :thumb:
     
  19. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Based in Shropshire, average temp at night about -4, so water tank frozen up so no showers etc. however the inside is whatever you want it and water is heated via the kettle for strip washes etc. The views are fantastic where i am, TV available (digital) and books everywhere ! 25£ on its way for a wrinkly (me) because the temp has been below 0 for 7 days !.....who cares !!!!:Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     

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