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Old 10-20-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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first cold weather camping

We had our first high 20's low 30's camp weekend with some wind and the Rushmore did fairly well. Some observations:
1. The heat pump is good to just about 40-degrees then it starts to slowly lose the rig.
2. The furnace does a good job of a quick recovery, but tends to cycle a bunch....even during the 20-minute test run.
3. A small electric heater in the kitchen seemed to be enough to help maintain during the day and overnight.
4. Did run fireplace during the day off and on, but did not think to run on low overnight to help offset the load.

One more weekend of camping and then time to winterize....any tips on how to winterize ice maker??

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Old 10-21-2015, 08:36 AM   #2
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I tried to follow the owner's manual that says to "drain" the lines going to/from the solenoid-controlled inlet valve. I disconnected both lines and used the air compressor to blow out the input hose. Then I just sucked the water out of the small plastic output-side line. The wife also used a rag to soak up the water in the ice-maker tray itself, but that was to prevent mold rather than freezing which wouldn't have been a problem.

Hope that was sufficient.

Note: We have a 12 cu ft Norcold refrigerator.
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