Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > General Discussion > Feedback

Feedback Have an idea or suggestion to make this forum better? Put it out there in the open so the Blue Bird community can talk about it.

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 12-03-2015
Randy Dupree's Avatar
Randy Dupree Randy Dupree is offline
Forum owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port St Joe,Fl
Posts: 36,977
Default

Tom stacked hay bails around his coach to keep the cold air from blowing under it,i remember that.
__________________
DO NOT SEND PM
email me at randy@randydupree.com only.

Randy Dupree
2000 LXI 43
Bainbridge,Ga.
Port St Joe Fl.
www.buybyebluebird.com

randy@randydupree.com
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-03-2015
June Bug June Bug is offline
Alice in Wanderlodge
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 30
Default

Winter bird living indeed! I know its not for everybody, but I'm a brave lady who can be resourceful and I absolutely love the four seasons. I got to thinking after spending too much time internet researching on the topic, that something more concise for winter preparing the systems wanderlodges have, could be an enhancement here. !?!
I'm not encouraging folks to winter bird, safety first, though I'm sure some already do! If not a sub-forum, perhaps a check list with related resource links to help folks troubleshoot and inspire for winter adventures. This is just my two cents and something I think would be nice to work on here with other wander folks.
__________________
Elizabeth Floyd
Cincinnati, Ohio
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-03-2015
JayM JayM is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Franklinville
Posts: 221
Default

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ad.php?t=15246
Elizabeth, check out this thread. Mark spent the winter in his 'bird in NJ. I think he has sold his place in NJ and headed south - that should tell you something. I remember some who stayed in the cold who built an airlock outside the door so they didn't let all the heat out and drag all the snow and mud in. Just something to think about if you're not planning on moving all winter. You're going to need a big gas bottle, too!
__________________
Jay Mayhew
Franklinville, NJ
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-04-2015
ejallison1 ejallison1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 670
Default GFCI Outlets for Heat Tape

I know it has been advised to not use the heat tape installed on our coaches as it is getting old and is prone to shorting out and causing FIRES.... but I like to use the bus in the winter from time to time. I also do not want a busted pipe so I have used them occasionally. A guy by the name of Christian who used to be active on the forum, an electrician, recommended using a GFCI outlet to plug the heat tape into. If you don't want to change out the electrical outlet to s GFCI you can buy a plug in GFCI's fairly cheap.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...C15C=525480268

It is not fool proof but it takes some of the risk out. My vintage coach does not have bay heating and there is an outside water spigot next to the propane tank that needs heat tape on it. Not a bad idea on the dump valves either but I usually get by with rock salt in the tanks.
__________________
Ed Allison
1986 PT 40
"Gypsy Rose"
Kansas, Il
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cold, freezing, snow, winter

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snow Birds Don't Go Home isp2952 Under The Awning 10 03-10-2014 05:54 PM
Dashing through the Snow Who Moved my Stuff ? Tell Us Where You're At 45 02-18-2011 10:01 PM
Snow tense gcyeaw Under The Awning 13 01-27-2011 07:48 PM
stuck in the snow Mike Hohnstein Under The Awning 13 12-14-2010 05:33 PM
Snow in the Air Cleaner jyclegg Engine 7 02-04-2008 09:31 AM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.