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Old 11-13-2014, 08:40 AM   #1
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Freezing temps tonight -advice needed

Our Windjammer sits outside when not in use. Haven't winterized it yet because we're going camping week of Thanksgiving. Temps are supposed to drop below freezing for about 10 hours tonight. This is our first TT so we're not sure what to do. What should we drain? Should we plug in and run heater throughout unit tonight? Any advice appreciated.


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Old 11-13-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
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That's not that long of a time, Put a space heater inside the unit to keep it above 50 and open any doors that has plumbing in it.Sink and vanity If you your worried about your plex lines or tank and have an underbelly you could also plug in a small ceramic heater in the basement. Or even a 100 watt light bulb in the basement and you should be fine. Put a wrap of insulation on the low point drains and throw some insulation in the outside door to the shower. You should be fine. If you have tank heaters also put them on.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
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Depends on your location and what temps we are talking about. This cold spell is not a hard freeze yet for the mid atlantic. So why my water system is open (low points, faucets, and the plug from the water heater remove.) I have no heat or antifreeze in it. But the coldest day is going to be 20's overnight and sunny and 40's daytime. So enough heat buildup in the RV will happen to keep everything above freezing.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:32 AM   #4
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We're in Texas. Us Texans aren't used to these "cold" temps. :-)


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Old 11-13-2014, 09:36 AM   #5
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Our Windjammer sits outside when not in use. Haven't winterized it yet because we're going camping week of Thanksgiving. Temps are supposed to drop below freezing for about 10 hours tonight. This is our first TT so we're not sure what to do. What should we drain? Should we plug in and run heater throughout unit tonight? Any advice appreciated.


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Are you going to plug into the (Generator) agin or are you using (Shore Power)? If you know the Temps from now to (Turkey Day) its your call to play it safe or Not! It is NO fun to (Winterize in a Hurry),your call. Youroo!!
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:39 AM   #6
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Thanks gljurczyk for the tip "insulation in the outside door to the shower". I totally forgot to put some there. This is another reason I love the website.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:45 AM   #7
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We're in Texas. Us Texans aren't used to these "cold" temps. :-)


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As you can see I live in Virginia and never winterize being I'm plugged in at home. I had to do it this year because we will be in California over thanksgiving so can't be here to keep an eye on it.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:59 PM   #8
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With antifreeze at 3 bucks a gallon I would say winterize. Six bucks and 1 hour and you're covered against the freeze. Cheap insurance.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:19 PM   #9
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I set heat on about 50 and let it run over night. Heats inside, storage and underbelly. Alison turn on tank heaters.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:26 PM   #10
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X2 about the space heaters. We have 2 Oil space heaters we use (one in the bathroom & one in the kitchen.) They have "freeze" settings that keep the ambient temps at @ 41F (5C). They really sip electricity so we basically keep them on all winter unless the temps shoot up in the 50s or so

Here is what we use:Amazon.com - DeLonghi EW7707CB Safeheat 1500W ComforTemp Portable Oil-Filled Radiator - Black - Heaters

Oh yeah, we have tank heaters as well & they stay on.
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