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Old 08-30-2015, 10:57 PM   #1
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cold weather resistance?

So we've had a great summer camping in our new Tracer Air 250. Weather is starting to get colder now, especially in the mountains. I'm camping this coming weekend for 3 nights, and the lows are supposed to be in the high 20s. My trailer has "heated and enclosed underbelly" but not sure how well that will work. I don't have tank heater pads (or if I do, there is no control to turn them on and I don't think the batteries would run them anyway). As far as I know, there is just a heating vent plumbed into the enclosed underbelly that runs when the furnace does.

So my question is, how well does this system work? I'll be primitive camping, so water tank will be full and my generator will run during the day to recharge the batteries from running the heater at night. Am I in any danger of freezing anything or doing damage to the water system? I'll have the thermostat inside the trailer set at 62, just not sure how well the underbelly is insulated or how much that one heat vent does as far as keeping things from freezing......

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Old 08-30-2015, 11:31 PM   #2
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High 20s is just below freezing, I wouldn't worry bec. there is enough residual heat being radiated from the trailer to keep things from freezing and if an exposed line does freeze it will only be for a short time and then thaw in the morning. It is temperatures below 25 for an extended period of time you should be concerned of.

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Old 08-31-2015, 12:04 AM   #3
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X2 - shouldn't be any issues with the anticipated temps. We've spent many nights just below freezing with nil adverse effects. Even a city water connection under pressure will not normally freeze over night unless the below freezing temps are sustained.

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