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Winter Heating for Your RV - 2011 Edition

Every year about this time I re-visit the subject of winter heating for your recreational vehicle. This post from 2009 explores how we stay warm in the Old Girl through a moderate Texas winter.   I am thankful we don’t try to winter over farther north in an RV.  They are just not made to endure day after day of extreme cold.  I do have one reader that I know of, Coal, who winters over in a Fiver In Canada so it can be done. I am not that tough by a long shot.   Boondocking during a mild Texas winter is

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The Temperatures Drop in SE Texas

Friday was a raw day outside. The high temp of the day was suppoosed to be 34 degrees and the wind was ripping out of the north at a steady 10-15mph.  I took advantage of the frozen ground to get out and do some prep work for the upcoming cold temperatures before the sun turned it all to mud again.  I had several things to get done on both the recreational vehicle (aka Old Girl aka Fish Bus) and the equipment on site.

First order of business was to fire up all the diesels and let them run for awhile.  Most

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An Explosive Situation

a gust of wind brought a strong gas odor to us – I mean really strong. I immediately went over to check the bottle and found out it was almost empty!!! after only 8 days. Something was definitely wrong here and I shut the propane bottle off immediately. The next day I got out my spray bottle filled with soapy water and started looking for leaks. As soon as I cracked the valve open on the external bottle, I could smell gas. In the past, I had some minor leaks around the fittings where the Extend A Stay is plumbed into the lines and I was confident that was going to be the case this time. I figured it would be a quick easy

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Extend A Stay extends your options

Deluxe Extend A Stay with 2 hoses

The Deluxe Extend A Stay
propane hose kit from Marshall Brass should be a must have for any coach owner that parks in one location for an extended period. It provides you the ability to hook an external tank to your onboard tank. That means no more breaking down your camp when you run out of propane. The Deluxe Extend A Stay
comes with two hoses.  One hose is for the external tank hookup and the other hose allows you to hook up your grill or lantern to your onboard RV propane tank. 

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