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The Green Life: Green Your RV: Keeping it Warm

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February 28, 2011

Green Your RV: Keeping it Warm

Winter RV Driving an RV is never really green (all that fuel), but for those who do have a home on wheels, this week’s tips are about how to minimize its impact.

Tip: Reduce heat waste.

Prepare for chilly winter nights by installing a propane catalytic heater. Unlike your typical RV furnace, it uses no electricity and saves battery power. Make the most of your heat and minimize drafts by checking your RV’s slides, windows, and door seals. At night, an electric blanket can also help you keep the chills down to a minimum.

Tell us: How do you keep warm in your RV?

Correction: It has been brought to our attention that propane catalytic heaters can pose safety hazards in RVs. Any space in which these heaters are used must be properly ventilated, and under no circumstances should propane catalytic heaters be left on at night. Their use should be supervised and the propane should be shut off at the source when the heater is not in use.

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