[tcb] Re: Heat in a late Bay... can it be done?

  • From: James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 08:36:36 -0800 (PST)

Yeah the window felts that are on there allow cold air in and the jalousies do 
too. What is the correct way to replace the felts? Start in the corner or at 
the vent window?
Would a bilge blower be better? Cheaper? There is a West Marine closer than a 

--- On Fri, 12/11/09, Edward Maikranz <maikranze@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Edward Maikranz <maikranze@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: Heat in a late Bay... can it be done?
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, December 11, 2009, 10:22 AM

A bilge blower from a boat mounted in the tube will really make a difference.
Also, the best thing to do to a bay to stay warm is to really work on sealing 
it up and keeping the cold air out.
Ed Maikranz

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 10:16 AM, James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

So I plan on taking the family to the Prairie Lights next weekend (should be 
about 3 hrs in the Bus) then up to Grandma's on OK for X-mas so i need a 
heating solution.

So far I have wrapped the main tube with solar bubble wrap twice, tightened the 
clasps around the heater blower motor where they attach to the tubes.
I was planning on rebuilding the accordion tubes but that involves ordering 
parts and dealing with asbestos rings. Which is no big deal but I have a another
Why not mount 2 computer fans (12v) to either end of the
 tunnel to push more air?Has anyone tried this?
When I put my hand on the dash the air is hot enough but it just doesn't seem 
to be in a hurry ya know?



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