• Ray
    732
    In this video, I continue my Winter RVing preparations by adding 3M plastic film insulation to the RV windows. Then hook up my new Camco heated freshwater hose rated for -40 Fahrenheit.



    These new additions join EZ Snap RV Skirting, an Ivation Dehumidifier, and an Outland Propane Fire Bowl in our growing winter RVing keep warm arsenal.

    See more of my Winter and Cold Weather RVing related videos
  • Mark
    1
    Hi Ray and Ann,
    Mark from Lake Country BC yes I know moved from Langley. On the smoker saw at the local Homehard/ Ace store the Treugar ranger $ 549 cnd.

    As for the windows could you put the silver bubble on 1st then add the plastic film to seal ?
    PS always enjoy your videos and info take care.
    Mark J Lake Country BC
  • Ray
    732
    Thanks, Mark, probably could but figure it's better on the inside, then I can take it off if we want to have the daylight. It's just held in place by the blind.
  • Colibabas
    39
    Another cheaper option depending on the length required for the waterline is the AHB 112 heat cable.
    https://www.emerson.com/documents/commercial-residential/brochure-easyheat-ahb-cable-en-1529578.pdf
    I just installed mine using zip ties then covering with pipe insulation.
  • Ray
    732
    Looks, like a good option, I just wasn't sure how well some of these heat tapes and pipe heaters would work with RV fresh water hoses. Seems they are more designed for plastic and metal plumbing pipes.
  • Colibabas
    39
    Ray...in 2016 we delayed going south until the end of Dec. and ended up with weeks of below normal temps -18C and snow. It worked great.
    Cheers!
  • Eddie Aileen
    174
    Howdy @Ray!
    3- below 0 last night, and the "Mobile Homestead" is holding a comfortable 72- above! We heat her with one Wave-8 cat heater in the main kitchen/Livingroom and a Wave-6 cat heater in each bedroom. The main Wave-8 was on high but the two Wave-6's where on low, so that is around 14,000 BTU's. We did not skimp on the insulating of our custom 5er, and it paid off both in the heat and the cold weather. I'm so glad we took on the project to build our custom RV the "Mobile Homestead"!
    BTW- We are still "Off-Grid" running on our solar power........
    Happy Trails!!!
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  • Dhuhn
    83
    Eddie that looks a little to cold for me...BRRRR
  • Ray
    732
    Nice! You need to start building more of those, make a mint renting them out to northern oil field workers. :)
  • Ray
    732
    We set a record a few days ago for Oct 25th hope that isn't an omen for this winter

    Campbell River Area

    New record: -6.3 C 20.6F

    Old record: -2.8C 27F set in 1978

    Records began in 1958

    A cold record also fell on Oct. 24th, when it dropped to -4.2 which is way colder than the previous record of -2.4 from 2004.
  • Eddie Aileen
    174
    Not as warm as when you came by and visited Aileen last summer!
  • Eddie Aileen
    174
    Ha!!Ha!! Good idea, we can go in on it as a construction team............
  • Eddie Aileen
    174
    Aileen swears someone in Alberta forgot to shut the gate!
  • RVsolar
    396
    [Looking good just need to put a dress on her.

    So what is the coldest that you have been in your rigs?
    Last March -28 C -18 F Lasted for a week .
  • Eddie Aileen
    174
    We will be heading south for Texas after the 3rd, so we won't need skirting.
    We had our Copper Canyon 5er skirted and heated down under. We had several weeks of around -35 below F. Even with two electric heaters we went through 100lbs of propane in a week easily. We are so glad we built our "Mobile Homestead" home on wheels!
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