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Old 04-15-2018, 08:20 AM   #11
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We are having the same temps here in Missouri. We just bought ours, and my dealership thought it was a good idea to dewinterize it before we left...without asking. I put one of the oil space heaters on high in our camper. Just enough to keep it from a hard freeze. We are getting maybe an hour or two below freezing a night (about once a week). It takes more than that to get a hard freeze, and Id probably be fine without a space heater, but Id rather be safe.
Space heaters inside the trailer won't help your plumbing.

You have to run the RV's furnace to get heat down in the underbelly.

By the by...

I have two of those oil-filled radiator type heaters ($35 at Walmart) and love them!

I have one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom and I set them on low and have each one over a register and they keep it pretty warm in here.

And when the furnace runs it blows the heat off of them into the rooms!

Helps cut down on the propane bill in the winter.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:31 AM   #12
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I've got 48 hrs or more of night time lows in the low 20's. I'm not even touching my trailer for another week or two. 3" of new snow piled on top of it right now.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:25 PM   #13
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It sounds as if you had winterized and after dewinterizing have not filled with
water yet. Wait until you are ready to leave before filling and you should be fine even if the night time temps go below freezing for a few hours. You will be in the camper and the heat will be on. We have camped in temps as low as 15 degrees and had no problems. Just kept the tank heaters on.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:15 PM   #14
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Since I got back from TX, we've had 4 nights of below 32*. I drain tanks, add punk stuff to holding tanks and all traps, turn off pump, open faucets, run an electric heater inside and a trouble light focused right on the pump. Never any problem as long as it is above freezing in the daytime.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:16 PM   #15
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84 on Friday, 78 yesterday and a high of 32 on Tuesday . We took the cover off, adjusted the breaks, installed the batteries, put the anode in the water tank, mounted the new fire extinguisher and took a look around/ cleaned up a bit inside.
Were taking a trip the weekend of the 27th, probably wait until we hook up to flush the water lines.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:24 AM   #16
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I'm talking 25 to 32 degrees...

It happened to me, so yes...it can happen!

I'm not trying to freak him out...I'm talking reality, not fiction!
why is it on this form we have people who live in realville (like me )and speak in reality terms others freak out ?

In our area weather men are not always right with the temps, if they say it may be a low of 32 it just could get a lot colder so to me its cheaper just to winterize and its cheaper then having any problems and move on. I always wait in the spring getting the camper ready to go out and DE winterizing is the very last thing I do when others that's the first thing they do
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:54 AM   #17
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I agree with Witchdoctor. We dewinterized in early March in Ohio. I use an electric heater in the bath to keep the pipes warm inside and the tank heaters on in the underbelly. We had several days (weeks!) below freezing and no problem with frozen pipes. If the day is 40 and sunny, and only a few hours below freezing I don't even start the heater. All good in the WJ this weekend with our first overnight trip.
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For some reason this question sounds familiar ???

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Old 04-16-2018, 09:51 AM   #19
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why is it on this form we have people who live in realville (like me ) ?
Yeah...right...
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I agree with Witchdoctor. We dewinterized in early March in Ohio. I use an electric heater in the bath to keep the pipes warm inside and the tank heaters on in the underbelly. We had several days (weeks!) below freezing and no problem with frozen pipes. If the day is 40 and sunny, and only a few hours below freezing I don't even start the heater. All good in the WJ this weekend with our first overnight trip.
Early March hey ???
Sounds like big trouble to me !!!
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