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Old 04-24-2015, 02:28 PM   #11
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As a seasonal camper in NE ohio.., spring weather is a concern. We opened up last weekend, did all the necessary flushing etc... When we left, I turned off the water at the source and opened the faucets. But then again, I do this every time we leave even in July. I do not run the heater when I am not there; electric or propane. Thus far no issues. Most folks don't turn off the water and I have not heard of anything going wrong. Good Luck happy camping!

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Old 04-25-2015, 07:49 AM   #12
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Hi All,

We dewinterized two weekends ago but last night we had a frost warning. So I went to spend the night at our 5er which is permanently set up on a campsite. When i left this morning, I left the furnace on but really low (40degrees).

Is this ok to do? We will be going back to the campground on Saturday? What do others do in this situation, we can't be the first people to run into this problem.

We've never permanently camped before... i thought i should turn off the electric hot water heater, the propane and the water but maybe this isn't right?

thanks and best regards,

I live in west Michigan and the weather here can change in the blink of an eye. Basically as long as it's not below freezing for more than 12 hours, and if your tanks, hot water, fresh, gray and black are empty, you should be ok. It got down to 25 degrees two nights ago here, but it was only below freezing for about 6hours.

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Old 04-25-2015, 08:06 AM   #13
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A frost warning or even mild freeze warning should not be a problem. Freeze damage is caused when the ice expands after freezing. It really needs to stay below 32 for some time before you will have damage. I would shut off water ( just in case), open faucets and low point drains and you should be OK. Don't forget to shut off water heater if you drain water. It is always a good idea to shut off water when you are away. Protects against leaking plumbing should something fail or public water pressure spike.


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