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We have a 2003 Tradewinds diesel motorhome. We live in

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Good afternoon. We have a 2003 Tradewinds diesel motorhome. We live in Glenwood Springs CO at 6000ft. I would like to know how much of a problem will I have and what all will I have to do to stay in it all winter while we build a new house. I know about the heat tape on the water line going into the side of the motorhome but don't know about all the other issues. Is there any written material out on this problem? Are there any safe supplimental heaters that would work good for this. Thanks for your help, Craig Westley(###) ###-####
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

You will want a heated water line to the RV.

You will want to enclose the undercarriage and radiator opening with some sort of insulation like foam board.

You will want to heat the underbelly to prevent the tanks and lines from freezing, which will also transfer heat to the RV through the floor. A ceramic disc heater like the Pelonis 5000 watt will do this effectively.

I would also use the foam board to seal off skylights and roof vents.

I would also use a dehumidifier.

Here is some cold RV living info.

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris