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Old 12-06-2018, 06:52 AM   #1
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Frozen fresh water hose

I blame it on the weather man! No of course we all know that they're never accurate. Living full time in my RV and now going into my first winter season I've left the water running slightly one night when it was shown to be below freezing that night with no problem having a frozen water line. Last night the weather flip flopped from below freezing then showing 34 for the low. I did have the water slightly running in the bath sink that runs directly along with the shower water into the sewer. Showing the 34 before hitting the sack I turned the water back off. Wrong! I woke up to no water with the weather showing now at 26 degrees. Coffee what am I to do without my morning coffee??? Well ice cubes and the microwave took care of that along with brushing my teeth. Lessen learned, leave water running when in doubt especially when the water is included in my lot rent. I did just purchase a Camco heated fresh water hose from Amazon to solve the water line freezing problem being a full timer. Also as just a precaution I will leave the water running slightly in below freezing temps during the winter. Lesson learned and just waiting now for the line to thaw after while when it'll be sunny and 49 degrees according to the 'weather news' of course. My tank heaters are on now also as I did that one night.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:09 AM   #2
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or buy a heater water hose.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:17 AM   #3
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or buy a heater water hose.
I did this morning, it's in my post. Thanks
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:33 AM   #4
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Problem I had when I was full time was the camp ground's faucet froze but my heated water hose didn't so I got some split foam pipe insulation for faucet with no more problems.
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I blame it on the weather man! No of course we all know that they're never accurate. Living full time in my RV and now going into my first winter season I've left the water running slightly one night when it was shown to be below freezing that night with no problem having a frozen water line. Last night the weather flip flopped from below freezing then showing 34 for the low. I did have the water slightly running in the bath sink that runs directly along with the shower water into the sewer. Showing the 34 before hitting the sack I turned the water back off. Wrong! I woke up to no water with the weather showing now at 26 degrees. Coffee what am I to do without my morning coffee??? Well ice cubes and the microwave took care of that along with brushing my teeth. Lessen learned, leave water running when in doubt especially when the water is included in my lot rent. I did just purchase a Camco heated fresh water hose from Amazon to solve the water line freezing problem being a full timer. Also as just a precaution I will leave the water running slightly in below freezing temps during the winter. Lesson learned and just waiting now for the line to thaw after while when it'll be sunny and 49 degrees according to the 'weather news' of course. My tank heaters are on now also as I did that one night.
Don't let the LL hear you say that!
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:48 AM   #6
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Don't let the LL hear you say that!
Oh no, it'll be my little secret
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Problem I had when I was full time was the camp ground's faucet froze but my heated water hose didn't so I got some split foam pipe insulation for faucet with no more problems.
That's a good idea also. I'm about positive that it's the water hose frozen but wrapping the outlet with a little insulation that I have is a great idea. Thanks for the info.
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A local CG used to leave a small section of the park open to winter campers until a couple unattended campers had their water pipes freeze and burst. The ice started at the base of the walls on the campers and went all the way to the ground, all the way around the trailers. Destroyed both trailers and they used a BobCat to bust them loose and haul them out of the park. The CG shuts completely down in the end of Oct. and no one is allowed to even dry camp anymore.
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Two thoughts....
1 Put some water in your tank and use your water pump when it's gonna be below freezing at night.
2 Insulating the water spigot won't keep it from freezing. It might make it take a little longer to freeze. Wrapping the spigot with heat tape will keep it from freezing.


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A local CG used to leave a small section of the park open to winter campers until a couple unattended campers had their water pipes freeze and burst. The ice started at the base of the walls on the campers and went all the way to the ground, all the way around the trailers. Destroyed both trailers and they used a BobCat to bust them loose and haul them out of the park. The CG shuts completely down in the end of Oct. and no one is allowed to even dry camp anymore.
Now that would be a bad situation. The one that I live in has many full time RV'ers and also privately owned mobile homes. I could see what you said happening unattended though.
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