I'm a single woman, age 36, with 11 cats and 1 bird, in a 1975 Dodge F40 Class C. I've been homeless since the hurrican/flood of 2006, and bought the motorhome as a way to have a roof over my head again, after 6 long years of living in a tent and a car.
I have a few questions first off:
For starters the motorhome did not come with a generator, it did come with a furnace but at some point that blew up and needs to be replaced, and the water tanks are all full of anti-freeze seeing as it's the dead of winter in Maine, and I just bought her this week, from a family who only used her a couple of weeks out of the year. So on to the questions:
#1) What size/brand generator do you recommend I get, if I plan to run a computer, TV, and a couple of kitchen appliances (Magic Bullet, toaster oven, and waffle iron)?
#2) A new furnace is going to cost $800 to $1,000, which I don't have. Do I really need a furnace (I live in a region that gets 8 months of snow, has 3 months in a row of -20F temps, and rarely goes above 60F in the summer) or can I buy a Mr Heater Big Buddy (or a similar portable LP heater) and put that in the compartment where the furnace is instead? (which costs about $100). Is this a good heater to use, have you used it in place of a furnace, or is there another brand you recommend instead?
#3) How the heck do I flush the water tanks and put water in them again? I have no access to hose hook ups or a septic tank, and the only dump station I know of in the area doesn't open until April. Does this mean I'm stuck with out use of my sinks, shower, and toilet until April when the dump station opens? Or do I have other options I'm over looking?