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Old 09-27-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
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It got down to 28 degrees for four hours last night - panic time?

My RV (2015 Forester) is out of state in Maine and has not been winterized yet.

Yesterday the daytime high there was 64 degrees. It got down to 31 degrees at 3am (according to USWS info) and went as low as 28 degrees until about 7am when it climbed back into the mid 60's today so technically it was below freezing for 4 hours.

As stated, I haven't winterized it yet and I'm 300 miles away from it. Panic time or should I be OK due to the amount of insulation that Foresters have?

I know during the summer when it was hot outside the interior of the camper remained comfortable and did not heat up as much as the outside so the Foresters seem to be very well insulated. I'm headed back up there on Friday and the forecast for the rest of the week is lows in the mid to upper 40's overnight so I'm not concerned for the rest of the week, only if there's potential for damage last night.

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Old 09-27-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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It should be fine.
It would have to be below freezing for many hours to be an issue.

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Old 09-27-2015, 05:05 PM   #3
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I agree you'll be fine. No worries
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Chances are it was not cold enough for long enough to do damage.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input!
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:00 PM   #6
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Yup. You'd need a hard freeze. 28 degrees in Maine, that's not cold enough to chill my "Be-ah".
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:54 AM   #7
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We are full timing in northern NH and have had a couple of nights in the high 20's as well. If it makes you feel any better...our fresh water hose hasn't frozen yet. It takes a lot more than a few hours below freezing to freeze the interior of a coach.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:00 PM   #8
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Cool trickle it...

When we know the temps are gonna get low thru the nite we let all the faucets drip slowly throughout the nite....flowing water doesn't freeze....
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:16 PM   #9
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Thanks all, just got back to Maine today and everything looks OK.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:41 PM   #10
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I ran to 25 last spring many nights for a couple hours and climbed to 35 in the daytime with no heat, no freeze. The Rookwood head enough latent heat from the daytime to make it through.
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