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Hemlockdj

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Posted: 06/14/20 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi everyone,
We will be in Yellowstone Wed the 17th through 21st in our 2017 Thor chateaux 23u. The forecast is for 28-34 degrees in the evening. Should I worry about water lines freezing? Daytime temps are supposed to be in the 50-60s. No I do not have tank heaters.

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Posted: 06/14/20 11:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thirty concerns me. It just costs too much to fix.


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Posted: 06/14/20 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would not use water hose. Fill fresh water during day and use pump.
Other then that, I would not be too concerned.


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Posted: 06/14/20 12:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No worries.


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What Bud said.

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No. The hose may freeze though if you are connected to the camp/"municipal water" source.

Did some winter camping in Yosemite at that temperature with fresh water in my tank with no problem.

Did same in Nevada while my hose is connected to the camp water source, the hose freeze and had to wait through mid day to have it defrosted. Had to use the spare and load fresh water into the tank meanwhile.

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If hooked to water, unhook at night. Possibly your tank drain valves could freeze but no worry until it hits mid 20s or lower for several hours. Most of the Park is around 8000 feet.


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Posted: 06/14/20 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone. I will be camping at Bridge Bay, so no hook-ups. Just my onboard tank and pump. Just wanted a piece of mind.

Thanks,
Dave

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Hemlockdj wrote:

Thanks everyone. I will be camping at Bridge Bay, so no hook-ups. Just my onboard tank and pump. Just wanted a piece of mind.

Thanks,
Dave


If you have plastic valves that are exposed to the air/wind, I would wrap a rag around them with duct tape. The pex lines will be fine, it's the plastic valves that can crack.
If your bottles of water are not beginning to freeze in an unheated area then your valves should be ok.

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You have nothing to worry about.


"Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes." -Bert A.

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