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Old 10-14-2014, 08:17 PM   #21
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We fulltime..maybe down to -10 for a week. Keeping a remote heater in the basement behind the wall, where the black tank valves are. Installed a remote temperature readout to monitor. We had a black valve freeze up. Not good. Also stuffed foam pipe wrap in bottom of slide gap.
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All my tanks have heat pads and forced air from furnace so im hoping that will be enough. All my slides are enclosed in skirting and with deisel heater under unit shouldnt have any issues there. If you can think of anything else i appreciate any good idea. I also pt trouble light where my valve bank is so nothing freezes off there.

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Old 10-14-2014, 08:22 PM   #22
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Do you any ideas on bedroom slide out and front closet only thing i havent figured out how to keep warm
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:39 PM   #23
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Another issue we had was mildew under the mattress. Cold coming in from slide & warm body heat. We went to Home Depot bought three large furnace filters. Their green wire like filters. It should let enough air flow between the plywood and mattress.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:56 PM   #24
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I thought about the clear plastic on inside of windows do you think it will.cause condesation between window and plastic?
The only condensation will be from whatever moisture is trapped or leaks into the air space, so if outside air and inside are are both very dry, then condensation should be minimal. Also, if you only have single pane windows, then they have weep holes at the bottom that let cold and moisture in. They should probably be sealed at some point since they will freeze solid anyway.

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i was gonna use reflective insulation around slides i put steel wool in any hole i could find to keep mice out. I used aluminum foil tape against trailer less reidue then used red tuct tape over that for sealing all windows and same for slides. What do u think about using clear plastic as ground sheet under rv? I thought it might help i was just worried it might be giant swimming pool in spring lol.
Reflective insulation is NOT really insulation, it stops IR rays, but doesn't stop thermal conduction. Neither is steel wool and you shouldn't have mice during winter. So, use real insulation, then plastic sheeting. I agree, don't use duct tape, but either clear packing tape or aluminum foil tape will be better. Not sure which will withstand low temps better.

Not sure about the value of plastic ground sheet, your heater should deal with ground moisture and cold ground temps. I agree moisture trapped under the plastic might be a spring time issue.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:09 PM   #25
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Do you any ideas on bedroom slide out and front closet only thing i havent figured out how to keep warm
In most cases, the front closet floor is not connected to the closet wall. There is a gap, hidden by the carpet and air will leak in, so stuff some insulation in the gap. Also, the pin box mount is open, don't you have a skirt covering the gooseneck overhang? Some fiberglas batt insulation is available with full plastic wrap, since the bedroom slide out has a lower flange, tape the batt insulation to the underside of the slide out. I agree with others that body moisture will condense on the underside of the mattress, another option might be to use an electric blanket under the mattress, turn it on only at night.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:19 PM   #26
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Thanxs fir ur idea i will definitely do something about slide that isnt in skirting. I think the tanks will be fine i have heat pads and forced air from furnace and the heater i put underneath should put a lot of heat into basement. Anyrhing else you can think of ill definitely try. I just got other idea that was one i never thought of but we have a actual bed frame think its because its a king size so airflow shouldnt be a problem. Thanks for your input.

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:31 PM   #27
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Oh mice are definitely a problem trying to find any place warm to winter the steel wool is to keep them out they wont chew through it. This is a little different aluminum insulation its made for the north has r value of 8 have to remember not really about the cold but about keeping the cold winds that come with bad storms. I do have full bundle of batton insulation ill use once skirting is on to fill any holes. The only tape that will stay stuck in cold weather is the foil tape and tuct not duct tape seals the best onto the foil tape. Well it started to snow yesterday so hope my winter site is ready before it get cold hate putting stuff up in 20 below im not as young as i used to be. Thanx you guys have some great ideas

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:38 PM   #28
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I do have tripple pane windows with a low e rating they cost me a dollar or to more actually think i could put windows in a house cheaper than that extra lol. The holes i stuffed with steel wool u have to remember are inside skirting so once heater is underneath dont have to worry about heat loss actually the hole will help let the heat go into the basment
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:55 PM   #29
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In most cases, the front closet floor is not connected to the closet wall. There is a gap, hidden by the carpet and air will leak in, so stuff some insulation in the gap. Also, the pin box mount is open, don't you have a skirt covering the gooseneck overhang? Some fiberglas batt insulation is available with full plastic wrap, since the bedroom slide out has a lower flange, tape the batt insulation to the underside of the slide out. I agree with others that body moisture will condense on the underside of the mattress, another option might be to use an electric blanket under the mattress, turn it on only at night.
I was wondering how do i put anything in front gap if its under carpet have any ideas i really dont want to pull carpet up. Im hoping there will be enough heat inside skirting wont have issue with any part of floor im more worried about wall in front closet
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I was wondering how do i put anything in front gap if its under carpet have any ideas i really dont want to pull carpet up. Im hoping there will be enough heat inside skirting wont have issue with any part of floor im more worried about wall in front closet
The carpet pile hides the gap, but compressible foam can easily be stuffed into the gap. The interior closet wall is totally separate from the fiberglas front cap, but I'm not sure how you can improve the insulation. But then the R value is no better and no worse than any other wall. On the other hand, the biggest problem area is the steel frame on the sides of the bedroom. On the exterior it has just the fiberglas skin and lauan plywood, on the interior it is just carpet.

Excellent that you have triple pane windows.
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