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    Posted: 17 Nov 2016 at 12:37pm
Thanks John in Idaho for the response.  Someone had recommended that we use light weight sleeping bags with a sheet and pillow.  Perhaps we are cold weather wimps because we needed the heater, it was 34 degrees outside.  I think our sleep will be better if we replace the mattress and also get something that will creates "white noise" to help drown out the heater or AC.     
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2016 at 8:38pm
When we camp in weather that cold our furnace does come on a fair amount.  I think a lot of it is due to the fact of having a couple windows open about 1/4 to 1/2 inch and then having one of our 2 overhead vents open a wee bit to cut down on the moisture buildup.  When we leave everything closed the furnace doesn't run near as much but we end up in the morning having very wet walls, windows, and our sheets wet around the perimeter due to excessive moisture.  Never tried running a small fan, that is a good idea.  We normally get 3 good days out of a battery before switching it over to the other one (we boondock a lot).  Will have to see how much running a fan will cut down the longevity of the battery.  Can't complain about our 12v deep cycle group 24's though.  Purchased March 2011, will normally take them to 1/3 soc before changing to the other.  Still performing well, even after 5 and 1/2 years.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2016 at 9:06pm
The fan I purchased can be run on 8 D cells or plugged into 12V. While I have used it on batteries, for the most part, I use the 12V connector I installed. It is a RoadPro RP8000 fan. It isn't the cheapest or the quietest fan and the output is adeequate for our purposes. However, if one wants to use it to stay cool, one of the ones with more than three blades might work better. Most of the time, we have it set to the low speed where it is adequate and not too loud. High speed moves more air, but is louder. However, for our use, the sound of the fan is a plus as it helps cover the off and on of the heater.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2016 at 4:28pm
Have to agree on the power awning. I think this would really help. Also how about mounting the black water flush inlet connection on the back side instead of the area under the canopy where you sit eliminating a ugly hose around on the step and awning side.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2016 at 5:32pm
I can understand the logic of the black water flush location on the door side of the 179. The vacuum breaker needs a place to be mounted so that if it leaks, it will not harm anything. The location on the wall of the shower is the most logical place. Unfortunately, it would be hard to find a suitable location on the slide side.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2016 at 5:45pm
Jayco's Hummingbird rear kitchen model mounts the black water flush right next to all the other connections on the back side where all of the connections should be
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2016 at 6:30pm
I don't like that. Black water connections should never be anywhere near the drinking water connections. That is a good reason not to consider a Jayco product.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2016 at 6:40pm
Agree with not having black water connections in the vicinity of drinking water connections.  Before the purchase of our pod in 2011 we did enjoy our Jayco 1160 popup of 18 years.  Realize it was basically a tent off the ground with a stove and furnace inside but our family of 5 had many great memories with that unit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2016 at 6:46pm
I will retract the Jayco statement and say instead, that I would not consider any RV where any connection to the black water system is in close proximity to the drinking water connections.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2016 at 6:54pm
That being said, Jayco has a lot more issues with their hummingbird than just the black/fresh water proximity connections.  
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