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Old 10-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Winter is coming

They are calling for record breaking cold tonite, below freezing here in central Pennsylvania. I figure if there is still baseball on tv it can not be too bad. Anyway I'm not ready to winterize as we still have trips planned this month and next with Thanksgiving being a camping event up by Rochester, New York. So I got out my little 400 watt heater which I use when we have hookups (I have electric here at home) and my dehumidifier which is only 70 watts but it also puts out some heat and plugged them inside Quahog. I have an indoor/outdoor thermometer in the house with the remote in the trailer. I can monitor the temperature inside. Last night it was 40 outside and 58 inside Quahog. I got the little oil filled unit for under the dinette here http://www.air-n-water.com/product/ah-400.html, and the dehumidifier from amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Davis-Instrume...gy_auto_img_y.
I leave the heater under dinette and the other one on top of stove cover. I'm hoping for 15-20 degree differential using these small units.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Re: Winter is coming

Its funny Jim on the coast you need dehumidifiers and here in the prairies we all have humidifiers becuse it is too dry. Just funny how different regions have different issues.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Its funny Jim on the coast you need dehumidifiers and here in the prairies we all have humidifiers becuse it is too dry. Just funny how different regions have different issues.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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Its funny Jim on the coast you need dehumidifiers and here in the prairies we all have humidifiers becuse it is too dry. Just funny how different regions have different issues.
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Jim, you may not be so eager to trade when it is -35°C here in northern Alberta and the wind is howling.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Re: Winter is coming

Jim I gre up in Nova Scotia by the ocean and after 14 years out here my I still miss the ocean air. Although I don't miss hot humid summers .
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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Yes, I hear you.
As I look out at the Escape, I think how nice and sleek it would look without that a/c sitting on the top. Real nice. But then I remember trying to sleep in 80% humidity and 80 degree nights, like a steam bath. The a/c, although it looks clunky and you only use it 2 months out of the year, is still a "gotta have item" here on the east coast.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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It could be worse Jim you could have one of those big rock star buses with three gigantic a/c units on the roof. At least ours are as low profile as they get.
we were in montana this summer and it was 38 C and not much cooler at night. the ac unit could have been three feet high and I would still have loved it that night.
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....I just can't help it...but what cold ??..
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Sure I guess all us cold weather living folks had some of that coming. Its probably just getting nice outside in the south
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....I just can't help it...but what cold ??..
As once told by a thermodynamics instructor, "There is no such thing as cold, just an absence of heat".

Now that Thanksgiving weekend has passed, I will be winterizing my trailer and putting it up for the winter on Sunday.
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