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Old 05-10-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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Crap....Very Worried...Got VERY Cold

Went on our first 4-day camping trip last week and a very rainy front came in...but we still enjoyed ourselves. (A rainy day camping is better than a sunny day at work!)

Anyway, the weather report was for more rain with a low (last night) of only 32. So on Saturday I was going to wash the trailer before parking her in the lot but more rain moved in. So we got the inside all cleaned out and I drained the fresh water tank and heater and let the water out of the low point drains.

Rained turned to snow around 8 last night (low-30's) and, this morning it was 22 freakin-degrees....I'm very worried about water freezing in the trailer and will have to go get her in a few days to do some checking.

Crazy Rocky Mountain weather...sometimes I really hate it...
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We picked up our 2016 Roo 21SSL on Friday. The guys at the dealership had filled the fresh water tank to test everything, and asked if we wanted them to empty it before we left. I felt bad that it was raining so hard, and told them no, we'd do it. So then it started snowing last night, and we woke up to almost a foot here in Aurora. Yikes! I turned on the water heater, tank heaters, and furnace, and let them run all night. I went out this morning and water flowed from all of the faucets, so I guess that's a good sign!

Hope yours fared as well-I was sweating it for sure, with a brand new trailer!
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What's the elevation there? Here it's nice today, and we're at 400'.
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:29 PM   #4
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Did you just let the water drain out the low point or did you blow out with air?
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I was going to blow it out with air but it started pouring so only drained both low points, fresh water, and water heater. (And opened all faucets when they were open to help drain.)

From now on, going to blow out the lines with my compressor.

Oh, my house is at 7,000 feet but the trailer is parked at the Air Force Academy which is around 6,200 feet.
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Yeah...we used to live out west - crazy is a mild way to describe the weather! I remember one memorial day in N NM .... It hailed so hard that 2" of pea-sized hail accumulated before it melted about 2 hours later
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Life in Colorado is not for the meek. We're just east of the other CO posters. On Saturday we started with a flood advisory, that graduated to a flood warning for the Platte River. Then we had a Flash Flood warning for small steams and creeks. Then we had a Severe Thunderstorm warning and a Tornado Watch. By evening we moved into a Frost Advisory and a Winter Storm Warning with snow totals expected to be 6" to 10". All we need now are the locusts and frogs to make the weekend biblical.
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You should be fine. It would have to be below freezing for quite a few hours before it would start to freeze completely solid in your lines. Some ice may have formed which I doubt but not cold enough to freeze solid expand and break a line. I wouldn't worry to much about it.


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You should be fine. It would have to be below freezing for quite a few hours before it would start to freeze completely solid in your lines. Some ice may have formed which I doubt but not cold enough to freeze solid expand and break a line. I wouldn't worry to much about it.


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Yes, I believe so....I've had to work (I work 12-hour shifts) every day but a friend didn't have his winterized or even drained and he checked it and everything was fine.....phew.
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