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Old 04-12-2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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We are wanting to go open up our 2013 36ckts camper this weekend. It going to get down to 29 degree in a couple days. If we de-winterize it ( water pressure) today 75 degrees is a couple nights of cold temp putting us at risk of freeze damage? We can't leave the furnace on until next weekend...it's a a seasonal site about an hour away.

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
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We are wanting to go open up our 2013 36ckts camper this weekend. It going to get down to 29 degree in a couple days. If we de-winterize it ( water pressure) today 75 degrees is a couple nights of cold temp putting us at risk of freeze damage? We can't leave the furnace on until next weekend...it's a a seasonal site about an hour away.

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I can't guarantee it won't freeze, but if you unhook the hose and open all your taps ( to release pressure) if it does freeze it'll have room to expand and will reduce the risk to a burst pipe.

Though if you can leave your furnace on next weekend, why not just wait until then?
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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You could play it safe after you use it you could just use a compressor to blow the lines out, at least make sure you dump water out of water heater and open low drain and all taps as previously mentioned. Blowing the lines out with the compressor only takes a few minutes and you should be very safe then.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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If you have electric available, u could hook up one of those little ceramic heaters
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:59 PM   #5
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We're full-timers and we've experienced quite a bit of sub-freezing weather. Usually temps in the upper 20s for just a few hours will partially freeze exterior water lines but nothing in the RV. Temps in the low 20s or teens or a freeze of 12 hours or more is another story!

I know you won't be plugged in at all, but just saying -- slightly sub-freezing temps for a short duration is nothing to worry about. Release water pressure and I think things will be fine.
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