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Old 08-22-2015, 01:27 PM   #1
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it's going to be 28 tonight - do i need to worry?

forest river cardinal model 3825 - forecast is to drop to 28 tonight. rv park says we have to disconnect the fresh water line from their spigot. obviously I will put some water in the fresh tank. I will turn on the tank heaters. i'll turn the heater on low. do I need to worry about anything freezing and rupturing? what about the fresh water drain that extends below the trailer and is exposed? how can you put water in the fresh tank without water going down into the exposed fresh water drain?
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:37 PM   #2
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I would think you'll be fine with a low of 28 degrees. At most it'll be below freezing for a couple/few hours and the warmer water in the tank (warmer due to tank heaters) will keep the water above freezing. If it were going to be colder for a longer period of time, you can always open the fresh water drain so it just barely drips and the warmer water passing thru the valve will keep the exposed drain valve from freezing up.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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Where are you camping with 28 degrees tonight?
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:12 PM   #4
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west Yellowstone - rv park says 28 tonight - yahoo says 30
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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If you follow such things It is just for one night as per the weather channel forecast.
It will be above freezing for the low Sunday and next week.

6666 above sea level, yes!

As for the drains I would just wrap them with some newspaper and duct tape.
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They tell me that if you have PEX lines they can freeze and not burst. I will find out sometime when winter comes


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We've camped multiple times in the upper 20s and did nothing to prepare. If it were me, I wouldn't worry at all. 28-30 is not a hard freeze.
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They tell me that if you have PEX lines they can freeze and not burst. I will find out sometime when winter comes


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When you disconnect your hose from the CG spigot, drain it or bring it inside, as it will freeze if left outside with water in it. If it does, you won't get water right away in the morning.
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Agree with KFX. A couple of hours of outside air at 28 degrees will not bring your water temp down to freezing.
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