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Old 07-29-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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I am looking for different methods for insulating the Kingston. We do not have dual pane windows so I know that will be a concern, even though we have the upgraded insulation. In the front storage we have two plastic water lines coming through, I think from the washer and dryer set up??? they run to the front cap and make a turn to outsidewall on the door entry side, looking at the hole that the plastic water goes through I only see a small amount of insulation. Has anyone added any insulation to both of these areas?

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Old 07-29-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly Hunter (Keith has added insulation to his PP do a search. For it. I do not have the insulated window either. What we do for the winter is spray the windows with water and place bubble wrap over the damp water. Works like a charm. when you want it off just pull it off no mess and quick to do

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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fhenn, thanks the bubble wrap sounds like a good idea, how cold is the weather you camp in?
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:15 PM   #4
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If it gets to 25 degrees here were in a cold snap our average winter day is in the 30's. We do not really winterize the unit, as we camp one to two times a month. I will drain the lines, open the faucets, and let her go. I carry two ceramic heaters one for the Bed room, and one for the living area that with the furnace on just to keep the tanks warm works for us. I learned of the Bubble trick from my son who has a house that was built in the 20's it was in some magazine, and he tired it, and it worked well. Last winter we tried it and it made a big difference. It eleminated to water forming on the inside of the windows, did not seem to be as breeze thru the unit. The other thing, is to go to Lowe and get floor registers that can close. This will help heat different parts of the unit, by adjusting them. If I recall Keith (Hunter11) insulated his basement with a styrofoam board. I have not done this yet, but will try yo do this in the early fall. Boy this is sick neat weather only in the 90 degree area, and I am talking about winter. Where in Mo do you live?? Janet and and I are going to Ashdown Ark in September

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I would think that after a few days the water in the water filter would freeze in Mo even though I drained all the lines and tank(it may not get cold enough in Ms)?

Bubble wrapping the windowssounds like a good idea, where did you get the bubble wrap?

I will look atadding styrofoamto the basement. It does seem a little early to talk about winter but some planning ahead seems to help. We go at Thanksgiving to my father in laws in IL. and stay several day and it can get down into the teens and this unit is not insulated as well as the last one and at times I thought the water was going to freeze.

We live in Columbia Mo. and make it to branson Mo. about four times a year, where is Ashdown Ark and how close is to Mo?
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You can buy the foil bubble wrap at Home Depot or Lowes. That is also whereI bought the 1" styrofoam sheets to insulate the basement area then I added the foil bubble wrap over that to finish it off. It not only helps in the Winter but in the Summer to keep the floor area in the bedroom and bath from heating up.
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You can get the bubble wrap, from a UPS store or any store that does shipping. Ashdown, is in the southwest corner of Ark.In the Cruiser we do not have a water filter that came from the factory. I have a add on one that I some times use. So the filter is not an issue with us. I Will blow out the water lines if it is going to be longer than two weeks before we go out again. This only take a little bit of time.
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fhenn, Ashtown is some distance from Branson were we visit. We will to Branson and attend the Silver Dollar Christmas Show probably in Nov.



Hunter11, adding the (foil)? bubble wrap over styrofoamhow did you secure the bubble wrap to the styrofoam?
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I used self tapping sheet metal screws with roofing washers and secured it to the bottom on the aluminum floor joist. I then used alumunim AC/Heating tape on all the seams. Edited by: Hunter11
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Hunter11, did you remove the water lines and place them above thestyrofoam sheets of insulation board?
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