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Old 02-10-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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I am relatively new to camping. We plan a trip to Savannah this weekend but on Sat the temp is going down to 27. My 29 XLR is factory and not winterized option. What should I worry about or need to do to make sure we are relatvely warm and pipes don't freeze.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:58 AM   #2
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The furnace might run a lot but you won't freeze. If its cold enough and you have full hookups just turn on a tap with grey open. If no hookups connect shower to FW tank and turn that tap on to a trickle back into FW tank. Or, if allowed turn on a trickle from the shower to the ground... if on CG water but no hookups. Where are you camping. I was just at Skidaway and its nice
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:04 PM   #3
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Thanks. I think I saw you awhile back going eastbound on 10. You have 29xlr, right?
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:08 PM   #4
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I do. I was on I-10 the last time taking it to Campers Inn just east if Jax a couple if months ago.
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:09 PM   #5
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My 29 is an early 2015 & Gray but without the newer graphics.
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:16 PM   #6
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It probably was....have you ever considered heating blankets? They seem to use 50 watts at 50% power. Not sure the amp drawer?
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I can sleep better when I'm cooler... Just don't like 50į during the daytime.

50w at 120vac is very, very little.. Around 4 tenths of an amp.
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Old 02-10-2016, 02:20 PM   #8
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I am relatively new to camping. We plan a trip to Savannah this weekend but on Sat the temp is going down to 27. My 29 XLR is factory and not winterized option. What should I worry about or need to do to make sure we are relatvely warm and pipes don't freeze.
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Will you be connected to hookups or boondocking? If you have hook ups, grab an electric space heater. At 27, you won't freeze but you will use a decent amount of propane.

When our temps dip below freezing, it's generally only a few hours. So our options are fill your tanks (it will take a long time to freeze 30+ gallons of water) or empty them completely. We generally just open the gray valve and leave water dripping.

Our piping (and hot water heater, water pump) is above the floor (so it's inside) and we keep it heated inside to about 65-70 with two tiny space heaters.
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Ok, sounds good. How much amp draw for the electric space heater? Similar to a/c?
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I was going to drain the lines the only night it was going in the 20's.
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