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Old 10-17-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Cold weather question

Being our first year with the TT, I have a quick question about cold weather. We are going camping this weekend and the weather is supposed to be decent. During this upcoming week, the nights are supposed to drop to around 31 to 33 degrees F. Fresh water tank is empty. Probably some water in the lines and the water heater. Should I drain the water heater and try to drain the water lines for this brief cold spell?


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Old 10-17-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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That's not really that cold. You might get a skim of ice on a bucket, but you need colder, longer, to freeze anything solid and do damage. We are going camping this week end, last for the year. Getting frost and down to -1C at night. I am not the least bit worried, however, it if were dipping down to -5 or more I would winterize before going.

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Old 10-18-2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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Recently in West Yellowstone we had minus 6 celcius with no difficulty other than undoing our supply hose at night, A couple of the other nights were around minus 2 to 3 celcius. The heat inside the trailer kept anything from getting frozen.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:47 AM   #4
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Water won't expand until 4 degrees F, so you should be okay even with water in the lines.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:55 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by seatosea View Post
Water won't expand until 4 degrees F, so you should be okay even with water in the lines.
Research states this should be at 4 degrees C, not F, equivalent of 39 F, Why Does Water Expand When It Cools?

Interesting article.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:33 PM   #6
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The coldest I've camped in is -8 Celsius or about 17 Farenheit. Only issue was the outside hose freezing. I also left cupboard doors open so the heat inside the trailer could get at the water lines.

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