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Old 11-28-2015, 10:23 PM   #1
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Freeze Up

I have 24 RSLED and it was down below zero last night. We are full time in it and the water inside the unit froze. I put a heater in the rear storage area by the winterization and pump area opened up all faucets with water heater off and it broke loose after about 30 minutes. Will try to come up with some kind of insulation for the pump area inside the plastic door. Interior temp was 65 entire time. Am at park with heated hose and lead in. Just FYI.
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:41 PM   #2
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This may be a dumb question - was it zero Fahrenheit or Celsius?
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:50 PM   #3
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I would assume you have some kind of cabinet door that you could open to allow warmer inside air access to the pump area?

Or put a 100 watt light in there.
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As US standards haven't switched over yet I always use F for temps. It was really cold. The door that I accessed to force heat in is inside the rear storage area on the driver side. Light bulb not a bad idea though. Thanks for that. I don't see any exposed water lines under coach except a feeder to black tank for flushing.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:21 AM   #5
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If it was below 0 in F degrees then you will have some other issues. That is an awfully hard freeze. No leaks or burst pipes anywhere? At below 0 in F a light bulb won't do much.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:42 AM   #6
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Dogpa- Can I assume all you hot and cold piping and teh FW tank are all inside the "heated envelope" of the MH? Just no warm air being moved into where the tank is? If so, on my Prism I put a small computer style fan (on same circuit as my waste tank heater pads) inside the compartment to draw and move warmer air under my fridge (where my FW tank is). Not sure if possible where your tank is- could also T-off a vent and put some warm air in that compartment. Light bulb and small fan could work for you. Also put a cheap remote thermometer in that area- will help you get an idea of what is happening back there.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:12 AM   #7
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All good suggestions thanks much. Will do some good research as soon as it get a little warmer.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:25 AM   #8
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Were you running unit heater or small elec. heater? Unit heater should have a run to pump/filter area. I have at times not winterized, put unit heater @ 50 degrees with temps in the 20's, nothing froze.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:36 AM   #9
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Am running space heaters as propane runs out too quick.
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That is part of the problem. You can get an extend a stay kit to use propane bottles that are easily refilled. I installed one for when we travel and stay in one place for a month. Easier refilling a 20lb. bottle than moving RV.
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