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Old 02-10-2016, 02:26 PM   #11
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If I drain the lines under the camper, will it also drain the water heater, probably not, it's only the cold lines hanging low, right?
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Old 02-10-2016, 02:31 PM   #12
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Ok, sounds good. How much amp draw for the electric space heater? Similar to a/c?
I have no idea I think they are 1000watts each but I don't really understand all that stuff.

We have a 30 amp trailer and we run two of them. If we plug them into outlets that are on the same breaker, they will cause the breaker to trip. BUt, if we use outlets that are on a separate breaker- there's no problem.
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:00 PM   #13
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Laurajean,
Just a few comments.

#1 - If the temps are only going to be in the high 20's for 4-5 hours, you should not have freezing pipes. Remember, the water in the pipes are going to hold the temps from the day time temps for a bit as well. So, it will take a few hours for the water to even try to freeze.

#2 - If your site has AC and Water hookup. You can use the "dripping" tap suggestion and some space heaters.

#3 - You should have a blue and red low point drain near your front steps and your FW drain on the other side of the camper. You can drain your lines via these if you are really worried about the lines freezing.

These are just suggestions, so please take what ever steps you feel comfortable with... :-)
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:18 PM   #14
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I don't think freezing going to be an issue if your camping in unit

But staying warm might be 😁Hopefully you will be hooked up to AC at your campsite/ them just buy 1 -2 AC heaters at any Walmart - Home Depot - ect - if you get cold easy - you will be thankful for the AC Heaters

If no AC hookups then - I would remove front cover on furnace like other have to get more heat out of the furnace- and close off garage
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:10 PM   #15
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We camped in single digits over night with a high of 35 the next day. We simply filled up the fresh water tank and camped as normal. Didn't have any issues. I did have an electric heater going to help supplement the propane.
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I don't worry about my camper when the temps dip down into the mid/upper 20's overnight, even when I'm not camping. Now if it's going to be like that for a couple days, then I'll take measures, but if daytime highs are 40-50, I don't worry.
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:06 AM   #17
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Thanks for all the comments. Luckily the forecast doesn't show Sanannah as cold as it did earlier. I will get a small space heater to supplement the furnace.
I think I have a project this year to insulate the floor and pipes for a little added protection.


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Old 02-15-2016, 10:32 PM   #18
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Thanks for the comments. We just came back and only one night went to 30 degrees. The furnace ran well but the need for a small space heater was a great suggestion, the back of the camper was cold. One thing that I was surprised was the sweating or moisture that was observed. The walls cannot be that well insulated. I will have to continue to use trays of cat litter and damp rid to keep mold away when stored.
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Cracking a vent or window will help reduce the amount of condensation formed inside.


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