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Scott Bennett
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« Reply #90 on: January 07, 2014, 05:00:11 AM »

Aaaaand...our water lines just froze in the luggage bays... * grumbling while i pull on my carhartts *
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« Reply #91 on: January 07, 2014, 06:31:16 AM »

15 F when I got up this morning outside of Muldoon Tx. Ain't suppose be be this cold here. I feel your pain.  I can't get my head around all that snow and minus temps you boys and girls are putting up with. . When it thawed out I'd be on the first bus south!  Mine! Stay safe.
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« Reply #92 on: January 07, 2014, 07:06:43 AM »

   15 F when I got up this morning outside of Muldoon Tx. Ain't suppose be be this cold here. ... 

    Yeah, almost exactly the same on the southern NC coast here.  I had a friend in Burlington VT (what's that 30-40 miles from the Quebec border) complaining about 9 degrees; that's only 6 degrees colder than here!

    And "Weather Underground" says that there's a break in the Greenland upper-level High that usually sits out there during the winter and this cold air will blow off soon.

    But you all are making me cold with these snow pictures!
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« Reply #93 on: January 07, 2014, 08:13:24 AM »

It's been in the 60's and even 70's in this area.  I'm willing to send you guys some of the heat if you'll pay the packing and shipping.
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« Reply #94 on: January 07, 2014, 08:19:11 PM »

I have really enjoyed this thread. Thanks, everybody!
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I wonder if you might try taking some old carpet sections and laying them on the outside of your windshields, rubber backing against the glass, at least for night time when your view may not be that great anyway. I bet you might be surprised at the improvement in inside temps. And it won't have an energy cost for you, either.

Though we are located in central old Mexico, we are at 6,300 feet above sea level (1,000 feet less than Mexico City), so it is getting pretty chili here. Our homes have no central heating or A/C, of course. The last few days it has been so cold a man would snuggle up to his ex mother-in law.
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« Reply #95 on: January 08, 2014, 01:02:04 PM »

I have really enjoyed this thread. Thanks, everybody!
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Scott:

I wonder if you might try taking some old carpet sections and laying them on the outside of your windshields, rubber backing against the glass, at least for night time when your view may not be that great anyway. I bet you might be surprised at the improvement in inside temps. And it won't have an energy cost for you, either.

Though we are located in central old Mexico, we are at 6,300 feet above sea level (1,000 feet less than Mexico City), so it is getting pretty chili here. Our homes have no central heating or A/C, of course. The last few days it has been so cold a man would snuggle up to his ex mother-in law.
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http://weather.yahoo.com/mexico/queretaro-de-arteaga/san-juan-del-r%C3%ADo-143928/


blankets hung on the inside of the windshield help for sure...but the coach interior has been fine...74 degrees is comfy...it's the luggage bays that are the issue. I just froze a water line because the brass pex elbow was laying on the floor of the luggage bay in direct contact with the cold aluminum...this caused the elbow to slush up. I flamed it a little with my torch and then directed the heat right on it...also, stuck some rubber underneath it so it wouldn't contact the metal anymore. Problem solved.
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« Reply #96 on: January 10, 2014, 05:44:35 PM »

I use a Kat's 2500 watt heater in my heated bay along with a low voltage draw 3.5 amp 24v Webasto water pump.  It is isolated to the bus interior, but if I want I can open the engine circulating valves and heat the engine up for an easy start up.  If interested in a low cost hydronic system I have two more 2500 watt, 120v heaters for sale in the Spare Tire section of this board.

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