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Snomas

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Posted: 10/27/19 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I moved from CO to AZ and don't worry about cold weather any more.


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Posted: 10/27/19 01:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Snomas wrote:

I moved from CO to AZ and don't worry about cold weather any more.
It can happen in AZ. We have seen 9 below near Sonoita in January.


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Posted: 10/28/19 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Snomas wrote:

I moved from CO to AZ and don't worry about cold weather any more.


Those of us who camp in the cold don't worry about it, we embrace and look forward to it [emoticon]

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South-central PA here, we woke up one late October Saturday a few years back to 6" of snow. My trailer isn't optimized for cold, but temps hovered around 32 all day so I wasn't too concerned. We did go through some propane. We left Saturday afternoon only because the campground lost power and then lost water pressure. Kids had a blast of course.

Check your forecast that week. If temps go below freezing only overnight then I would go for it. We're headed out for the last trip of the year this weekend. It may dip down to freezing Saturday night. I would consider wrapping exposed water lines if temps dropped into the low 20's for an extended period.

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OK, I will lift my wipers when needed. I see now that at times it can be beneficial.

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ajriding, is that the temp?? Yikes.

At least it's not minus 7.

Not yet.


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pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

You may start to have serious problems at about 23 F. YMMV


WOW! I thought water froze at 32 F. I guess I was mistaken!

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DownTheAvenue wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

You may start to have serious problems at about 23 F. YMMV


WOW! I thought water froze at 32 F. I guess I was mistaken!
You are misunderstanding.
Water does freeze at 32. But your TT water lines etc. will not get to that temp if you are living in it running the heater, cooking etc.
So you can go somewhat lower safely. How low depends on your unit, and your usage.

Quite a few here, try to save on propane and do not use the heater much.... They will freeze up quite a bit easier than my TT, as I keep it comfortable inside.... If I gotta use the bathroom in the middle of the night, I do not want to have to get dressed to do it.
So my TT even in stock form was good into the single digits.... But I did use a LOT of propane.


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Actually, Huntingdog, our real reason for not using the furnace much is not about saving propane. It is more about electricity -- the furnace draws four amps! And it is noisy.

But you are absolutely right -- the water lines usually won't freeze in the high 20s, especially if they are all inside the trailer and if you keep your trailer warm.

The real problem is the outflow tube from the water tank, which is thin and is often not inside the trailer. It will usually freeze in the low 20s, unless you have installed a heat cable.

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