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Old 12-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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Camping in Freezing weather

Sure, you can use the old trick of leaving your cold water faucet running (or taking your hose in for the night). But for the RV'er who does a significant amount of cold weather camping, this is just the ticket!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=rvtravel04-20

I honestly did not know they made these until I ran across it today (and I have been RVing for over 20 years )

I ALSO know you better do a LOT of cold weather camping to justify this baby ($160 for a 25' hose )
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:25 PM   #2
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Sure, you can use the old trick of leaving your cold water faucet running (or taking your hose in for the night). But for the RV'er who does a significant amount of cold weather camping, this is just the ticket!

Amazon.com: Camco 22900 TastePURE 1/2" ID x 12' Heated Drinking Water Hose: Automotive

I honestly did not know they made these until I ran across it today (and I have been RVing for over 20 years )

I ALSO know you better do a LOT of cold weather camping to justify this baby ($160 for a 25' hose )
I have a much less expensive method.....I just don't do it!
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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Heated hoses work very well. We have 2 for watering the horses in the stable and in the field. Worthy investment.


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Old 12-09-2014, 01:02 PM   #4
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Gonna have to put this on next years wish list! Cos ya never know what the New Year will bring!!
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:01 PM   #5
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Or just shut off and drain your hose overnight.
Or HomeDebit has 30' heat tape for $40.
Just wrap it around your current fresh hose and tape in place with
good ole duct tape or electrical tape.
Cheaper than $160 from Amazon....

We dry camp in freezing weather. Heat water on the stove for dish washing.
Make coffee in a stove top percolator and then re-fill it with clean water.
Let that heat while we have breakfast.
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:16 PM   #6
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Not useful if you dry camp or boondock in freezing weather.
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:50 PM   #7
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We want to camp in freezing weather also, but need to know if water lines are protected if we heat the interior and use water from our tank and 12V pump? We can dry camp almost any state park here in Missouri as long as we can get 30amp electric. Anyone know, from experience what temps are safe for waterlines in the Salem Ultra-lites.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:52 PM   #8
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If temps are going below freezing I fill fresh tank and use it with pump until the temps warm up. Roll up hose for the night in the heated storage. Tank warmers prevent freezing of tank contents.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:30 PM   #9
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Sure, you can use the old trick of leaving your cold water faucet running (or taking your hose in for the night). But for the RV'er who does a significant amount of cold weather camping, this is just the ticket!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=rvtravel04-20

I honestly did not know they made these until I ran across it today (and I have been RVing for over 20 years )

I ALSO know you better do a LOT of cold weather camping to justify this baby ($160 for a 25' hose )
They only work if the CG line doesn't freeze. Last year camped next to guy from Alaska(who knows cold camping), he had a heated hose, I took my hose off and stored it used my tank. In the morning we both got water at around 11:00 AM. but I also had water to make coffee he didn't. Won't do any good if the CG line is not protected. His high dollar hose did dip. So much for paying for a heated hose. Even if you wrap the riser at the CG the one that is not will cause the whole line to freeze. Military bases are the only CG's that I found that will let you drip water and make's everyone do it. If a space is empty they crack the bib open. Private CG'S say do not drip water. All that atleast I have been to......
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:07 PM   #10
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Due to a couple of below freezing camp trips where the campground spicket froze, I passed on the heated water hose though it would be nice otherwise.


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