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Old 09-20-2015, 02:57 PM   #11
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I have a 2015 329, stayed between Frisco and Breckenridge last feb. Got to -5 a couple of nights. I have added foam insulation cut to size to the bays and put drop lights in there as well. Water pump froze one night, i remounted it on a piece of wood and wrapped it in insulation. I had no further issues with it. We have done this trip for about 12 years in a previous motorhome, and was glad to see the Georgetown could handle it. Heated water hose also works well and if you get up at night, run a bit of water just to keep things fluid. Winter camping is great, as we travel, we find ourselves often the only people in a state park with fresh snowfall. The dogs love it and so do we. There is risk of freezing, so take every precaution you can. If you're near others in a campground you will learn more tricks to winter camping from them as well. Enjoy.
I have seen a heated hose mentioned a couple of times on this forum. I did a couple of searches to try and buy one but can not find any for sale. Can you tell me where they are available?

Or is it just a hat tape fastened to a white hose? I have an extra hos I don't normally use and could do that easily.

Jim
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:58 PM   #12
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And agree with above poster for a 2 day trip, I would just fill the fresh water tank.


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Old 09-20-2015, 03:06 PM   #13
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Oldtool2, I have one that someone made me that is about 10 years old and bought a longer hose by Pirit last season, due to distance from water source, my old hose wouldn't reach. Should be able to find them at Amazon or Camping World or other online retailers. Reviews range from love to hate, so far so good with mine. Some prefer to just fill their water tank and use that when freezing temps are are around.


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Old 09-20-2015, 03:25 PM   #14
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Arctic pack in my 329 is like a heating pad that warms what it comes in contact with, (tanks and drain lines) but doesn't really put off heat. My bays where my plumbing lines run are fairly small, so a drop light with 75 watt bulb works well. I know others with larger areas put heaters below. Hope this helps and you enjoy your trips.


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I talked to a tech about the pads on my Signature ultra lite and he told me those pads are designed to keep the tanks from freezing. He didn't give me a temperature range though. He did keep reminding me that these are not 4 season trailers though. I don't think I would trust them below degrees without adding some kind of heat to the underbelly. Especially if day temps don't get above freezing.

I am adding a 4 inch duct booster fan to blow heat into the underbelly for days when I am going to be using electric heat. Also setting the stat at about incas the electric heater can't keep up. This should keeps things good to around zero.

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Just a word of warning: Jason and Nikki of Gone with the Wynns said they tried hanging bulbs in the bays, and they had problems with the bulbs melting the plastic down there. You might be able to avoid this problem just by carefully placing your bulbs, but the Wynns prefer to use small heaters like this on the lowest setting: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003XDTWN2/

Here's their post about it: How To Prepare Your RV for a Winter Adventure
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:43 PM   #16
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Oldtool2, I have one that someone made me that is about 10 years old and bought a longer hose by Pirit last season, due to distance from water source, my old hose wouldn't reach. Should be able to find them at Amazon or Camping World or other online retailers. Reviews range from love to hate, so far so good with mine. Some prefer to just fill their water tank and use that when freezing temps are are around.


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Thank you. I had searched on Amazon and couldn't find it but it came right up using the manufacture. I am setting the 5er up so I can use the FW tank and pump in cold weather but would like to use the cg water if possible so would need a heated hose. Know got to decide if I want to make it or buy it. Looks like it is much cheaper to make! I have an extra hose, just got to get a heat tape.

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CW sells them as do others, check for heated water hose.
They are around 120+

I made one for about 35$, got a 25 hose, 25 ft of heater tape, pipe insulation and duct tape. It is slightly bulky, we have used it down to low 20s at night, it would warm up during the day.. Not a problem with it.
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Just a word of warning: Jason and Nikki of Gone with the Wynns said they tried hanging bulbs in the bays, and they had problems with the bulbs melting the plastic down there. You might be able to avoid this problem just by carefully placing your bulbs, but the Wynns prefer to use small heaters like this on the lowest setting: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003XDTWN2/

Here's their post about it: How To Prepare Your RV for a Winter Adventure
I just bought this the other day, should be here Tuesday.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

The thing I liked about this is I can set it on low, 375 watts. I am going to use it to protect my plumbing and pump that is located in my unheated storage area. That area will be about 16 sq. feet once I insulate it.

Light bulbs are cheaper but can get very hot to the touch! I have seen a rubber hose destroyed by one.

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Thanks for all the help guys , lots of great info on this site👍
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I have seen a heated hose mentioned a couple of times on this forum. I did a couple of searches to try and buy one but can not find any for sale. Can you tell me where they are available?

Or is it just a hat tape fastened to a white hose? I have an extra hos I don't normally use and could do that easily.

Jim

http://www.pirithose.com/. I have one of these. Works great as long as the faucet you connect to is protected.


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