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Buford T B

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Posted: 10/30/20 09:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New TT, two nights temp in the 20s coming up but we want to go camping next week and winterize after that. Plan to hook up hose water, keep propane heater on low, trickle faucets, and put light bulb at water entry fixure in storage bay. This sound OK?

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Might want to run propane furnace on low setting as it throws some heat to the underbelly area of the trailer. If it gets well above freezing during the day you probably can get by without doing much at all.


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Posted: 10/30/20 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No. Why would you hook up water hose? Or trickle faucets?

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Water hose is a danger point.


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Hooked up to electricity? Put a small heater inside to keep warm and yes, put 60W or more lightbulbs in your wet bay. Don't forget behind fridge, too, if you have an icemaker being fed by RV water line. We did just fine doing this in one night of zero degrees F.


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Posted: 10/30/20 11:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fill your onboard water tank and disconnect the hose. If you trickle the faucets the grey water tank will fill up within a few hours and flood the camper.
Everything else sounds fine.


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Posted: 10/30/20 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Other option is to drain the fresh water tank and water heater. Then open the low point drains to get most of the water out of the system. Heat the camper as you planed to do. Then when it warms up hook up the hose and refill the water heater. After closing the low point drains of course.

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Posted: 10/30/20 01:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are done,, all water blown out, water heater empty, antifreeze added to all drains..

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Are you at a full hookup site?

If yes, fill the fresh water tank. Drain and leave the gray & black open.

Then run the furnace and leave the water heater on and it should be OK.

Without a sewer hookup, the lines leaving the gray & black tanks are a problem as they often are outside the enclosed underbelly and at 20F, they can freeze.


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my experience is that if your underbelly is covered the nightime temps are in the 20's but daytime temps get into the high 30's or so, freezing won't be a problem.

It's when the freezing temps exist for more than 12 hours or so or get below 20 or so for much time. It takes a fair amount of energy to freeze water.


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