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Old 03-20-2016, 08:22 PM   #1
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A night below freezing

We are camping right now in TN and cold front moves through with some sleet/snow we didn't expect. Got lows of 29 tonight. What should I do for freezing temps? We aren't usually in them.


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Old 03-20-2016, 08:28 PM   #2
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a couple degrees below freezing for a few hours won't do any harm at all. Since your in it and it's heated, it will be radiating some heat.
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Main thing would be to disconnect your outside fresh water hose and drain the water out of it. Not knowing what kind of rig you have, to be on the safe side, drain your black & gray water tanks.

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What about water hose outside and faucet. Should I disconnect or does it really matter ?


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Old 03-20-2016, 08:40 PM   #5
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Main thing would be to disconnect your outside fresh water hose and drain the water out of it. Not knowing what kind of rig you have, to be on the safe side, drain your black & gray water tanks.

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It's a 195bh travel trailer. My fresh water tank is inside under bunk, so I guess I could fill it for water and disconnect city water hookup and put hose away?
Black and gray tanks are under trailer, but we just got here today so there's hardly anything in them.


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Old 03-20-2016, 08:51 PM   #6
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Yes, disconnect hose from water source and drain the hose. Store the hose for the night. Better safe than sorry. Don't ask me how I know. You do not want to find your water hose like a frozen snake in the morning and possibly ruined. Even though the temp says 29 degrees, if there is a slight wind, the temp can become several degrees colder. The term used is "wind chill". Only northerners know about this term. The two word weather term the southerners like to use is "heat index". Just saying.........

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no need to drain tanks. They can't freeze that quickly. Plus, they are getting heat from the floor radiating down
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The term used is "wind chill".
Wind chill does not effect objects. It is a tern that is used when a person is outside in the cold the wind chill blowing across the body make it feel colder then it is. If you were to put a thermometer outside and the temp was 28 with a wind chill of 23 the thermometer would read 28 and not 23.
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Plus if it's getting to that temp you will be running your furnace or some form of heat so you will be good. I agree with previous post of not draining your waste tanks...no need for that even if temps did drop below what they forecast by a few more degrees. I do agree with disconnecting the fresh water hose . And the whole "wind chill" thing...has no bearing on water hoses...wind chill only effects skin...and believe me...being from Canada...I know all about wind chill and freezing temps. We camp every fall before shutting it down for the season in temps that fall just below freezing.
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Everthing should be fine , tomorrow it will warm up, just some of our north air blowing down to you Cheers , I hope you have a heater
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