So nice of you to reply! I've read dozens of your posts--perhaps some day we will bump into each other.
My next RV trip is in one week from Regina, SK to Invermere, BC. I have the RV outside my house in preparation for the trip. It is currently -24 F (-31c). I don't have water in the tanks--and won't until the day I leave. I'll not use the hot water heater--but will have access in Invermere to a bathroom.
I will blow the lines and rewinterize when I get back--in the mean time I have a 750 watt heater in the "basement" near the grey and black water tanks--and a 1500 heater for inside. (switchable to 750) I'll carry a third 1500 only heater as well. My generator is a Kipor TI 3500 so can handle up to 2800 watts. That lets me run one heater at 1500 and one at 750 (block heater is 750 too I think).
Today I was able to get the RV up to 72F (22C) by running 3 1500 watt heaters. (I love to play with cords--as I don't have a 30 amp outlet anywhere in the house.)
For the trip I'll leave the furnace at it's lowest setting when I'm not "in residence" and will plug in at every available opportunity to cut down on propane use.
I have a rack at the back for the generator--and can run it while traveling if needs be, so even if I ran out of propane I'd have a "cushion" of about 7 hours before I'd have no heat other than from the engine.
I've also discovered that the defrost setting on my Citation 25' Diesel is quite effective at warming the living quarters. I'm not quite sure why it works better than the "floor" setting--but I've measured the difference more than once.
QUOTE(Cheryl Fuller @ Feb 2 2007, 02:15 PM)
I wish we could RV in the winter - somewhere warm, as it reached -18 degrees here this morning. Hubby winterizes the motorhome sometime in Oct. We have had busted lines in it before because not all of the water was removed, even though the lines were blown out. It won't come out of winter storage until the end of April....