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buc1980

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Posted: 11/09/18 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At what temp I got to be worry that the pipe will freeze.


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Posted: 11/09/18 11:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Impossible to say since it varies depending on a number of factors:

1) The actual construction of your unit
2) The temperature
3) The length of time at below freezing temps
4) Possibly the wind conditions.

But far below freezing in the teens or lower is an instant cause for concern. Mid twenties would have to stay at that temp for a longer period of time. And so on.


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In all reality, 32 degrees F. If you had no heat in your camper and it sat in 32 degree weather for a year, the pipes would be frozen. The only thing that delays the freezing process is how well insulated your camper is and much heat can be generated to offset the 32 degree temperature before that 32 degree temperature penetrates and starts freezing things up.

For each of us, it's a gamble how much into the 32 or below temps we travel. To be absolutely safe-absolutely!... Winterize when temps are 33 degrees and you'll have nothing to ever worry about.

To be comfortable, do it when temps are 55 so you won't freeze your fingers getting wet! [emoticon]


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Posted: 11/09/18 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Somwewhere in the 20s.
It was 5 at the house last night. I am going camping in the RV in a few weeks.

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I got "surprised" with a 30F temperature in Lone Pine this March. If I'd have known the prediction I would have taken precautions. Was lucky.


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I got to be worry when its in the 20z

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Posted: 11/09/18 02:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my 6th grade science class, many many decades ago, I learned that water freezes at 32 degrees. Since that was so long ago, it may have changed. I am not sure.

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Relistically,

-2.7 C or 27 F overnight is going to be ok, if day time temperatures are 5 C or 41 F.

Why?

Because of thermal mass.

I've done lots of modifications and have boondocked at -37 c (-34 f)


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I start to worry in the mid-20s. If I'm still thinking of heading out or if the cold isn't going to stick around for long I'll run a couple space heaters to keep the trailer in the mid-50 or so. The new plastic pipes are pretty durable.

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Posted: 11/09/18 10:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's going to be below 28 for more than 4 hours and the trailer is outside, winterize.


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