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Old 04-06-2018, 04:31 PM   #1
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Problem - Possible freezing weather in Spring Trip

i have a E -Pro 19fd which does not have any heated tanks or other prep for freezing weather. What if I take off on a trip in Mid April in Indiana and have a couple nights where temp drops to say 25-30. Lets assume it is above freezing during the day, but drops down below freezing in the evening. Would this be a problem? If I am hooked up to water at a campground, would it be advisable to have the kitchen and bathroom faucets have a slow drip?

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Old 04-06-2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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why even hook up? do you have an enclosed underbelly? Id run of my fresh water tank and loose the hose. Run a space heater in the bath room or under storage if there is room and its near your tanks.

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Old 04-07-2018, 11:10 AM   #3
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If it is a real possibility of freezing weather, don't think I would even use the tanks. If you are in a campground with water hookups, no doubt it has a shower house and restroom. I would bring bottled water for drinking and use the showerhouse for everything else.
Hope you are wrong about the weather. I'm in Indiana also and we have a weekend planned April 26.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:16 AM   #4
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People say that a slow drip prevents problems, but I find itís just as easy to disconnect and empty my water hose at night. With quick connects, it takes just a minute.

I donít even put them away- I just leave them with the end propped up off the ground.

And then I run off of my freshwater tank until temps are back above freezing.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:58 PM   #5
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We are currently at Sun Rise Casio in Sunrise IN Last night the Temp went to around 29F
We only hooked up ELE when we arrived and used on board water. No problems yet.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:12 PM   #6
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As others have said...unhook the hose (except I drain mine and leave the end on the ground so any water left in the hose will trickle out) and just use your water pump at night.

I did this for weeks in the deep freezes in Denver for the last 2 1/2 months.

I did have a freeze out on my outside shower, despite my efforts to winterize it from the freezing temps around 0 degrees.

Cost me about $100 plus a bunch of driving around for parts and an afternoon tearing into the job to replace it once the weather broke.

Note the crack (circled):
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:20 PM   #7
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It takes some time for damage to occur when the temperature is in the twenties. As long it's above freezing each day, I don't expect any problems overnight.

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Old 04-07-2018, 06:26 PM   #8
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What Larry said. Twenties at night will not freeze solid enough to burst your pipes on a single over night.

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