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Old 12-31-2009, 01:53 PM   #11
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We have a 24RL Wildcat. The line from the water storage tank to the pump is located in the belly of the unit, under the floor. Found this out when cleaning up a hydrolic leak and had the belly open. We insulated the line from the tank to the basement with the foam pipe insulation material. Also the drain line so as not to get ice in the general area of the water line. We haven't had any freezing of the line to this point, and have stayed in below freezing weather without any problem. We do try to use city water when possible if it is below freezing, just to keep from potentially having ice in the pump.

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Old 12-31-2009, 03:01 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by retired2 View Post
We do try to use city water when possible if it is below freezing, just to keep from potentially having ice in the pump.
There is always water in the pump regardless of whether you are connected to city water or not. If the temps in that area drop below freezing it will still freeze.

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Old 01-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #13
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The answer: The tank is located in the back driver side corner of the 5th wheel. We removed the screws holding up the corregated plastic cover under the tank -- 3 going across the bottom center of the vehicle, and 3 going down the driver side edge. We had to pull the cover away from the spray foam they had sprayed around the white overflow hose and the blue drain hose from the tank where they penetrated through the corregated cover. There was no insulation around the hoses from where they leave the tank, to where they exit the space, either to go under the floor to supply the trailer, or to where they exited the cover to the exterior. It was a little bit of a tight squeeze to get my hand in there, but we packed that space with fiberglass insulation, and then reattached the corregated cover. We also put an aluminum sleeve around the piece of drain hose extending below the cover, about 5 inches in diameter and as long as the hose, and packed it with insulation and covered the bottom end of the sleeve with duct tape, just in case the freeze would travel up the hose and freeze the comon exit from the tank. That has been a month ago, and we have not had a lick of problem since. Apparently the freeze was in the short piece of blue hose between where it left the tank, and where it disappeared up into the flooring area. Thanks again for all the advice, especially Steve and Vicki's direction on where to start opening things up. Denise

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