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Old 09-08-2015, 06:17 PM   #51
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Oldtool2.....If you opened the handles on the outside shower and blew the lines out, as I do mine, can't freeze. Mov'n the pump was just a thought.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:47 PM   #52
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We stayed in our Cardinal last year for a week with two nights around 20. I filled the fresh water tank and disconnected the city water. Turned on the tank pads and used the furnace and electric fireplace. No problems. As for the water pump, mine was heated from radiant heat from the basement. Don't know if I would stay full time in it, but I am confortable staying 4-5 days with freezing temps.



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Old 09-09-2015, 09:16 AM   #53
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I followed that Post in REAL time! If you read the Post we are in NOW there are Members saying they Live in Canada and they have a 4 season F/R unit! I was pointing out a TRUE LIFE situation in a Cold Area! Youroo!!
I didn't use to mind the cold but it gets to me now that I am getting older. I can't imagine -50'. Especially in a trailer with 2" walls. I am sorry but he had to be crazy to think that trailer was a 4 season unit.

I can see where it gets to around freezing you might get away with living in one but when you head for zero you are going to have all kinds of problems.

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Old 09-09-2015, 09:28 AM   #54
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Oldtool2.....If you opened the handles on the outside shower and blew the lines out, as I do mine, can't freeze. Mov'n the pump was just a thought.
I have a line at my pump that I can blow all my lines out from. I was just thinking that if I went somewhere and needed to use the FW tank those lines will need protected. I could put a heat tape on them but why? If it gets below freezing I won't be using that shower. Two shut off valves and I can disconnect them and drain those lines and not have a problem.

I can just see someone going out and using there pump below freezing and not thinking about that shower and end up having a problem.

I know moving the pump was just a thought, and I did think about it for one minute. It didn't take long to say no after I looked at the way they ran the pipes.

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Old 09-09-2015, 09:41 AM   #55
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I have a line at my pump that I can blow all my lines out from. I was just thinking that if I went somewhere and needed to use the FW tank those lines will need protected. I could put a heat tape on them but why? If it gets below freezing I won't be using that shower. Two shut off valves and I can disconnect them and drain those lines and not have a problem.

I can just see someone going out and using there pump below freezing and not thinking about that shower and end up having a problem.

I know moving the pump was just a thought, and I did think about it for one minute. It didn't take long to say no after I looked at the way they ran the pipes.

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I'll camp below 32 old tool. If you do not have heated tanks and even with them, I run a extension cord from the pedestal and connect a 1500 watt heater to it in the basement. I also use that silver insulation to cover my water pump and double it up at the outdoor shower door on the inside. Have never froze yet but the most has only been 3 days with temps below 32. You can also wrap that outside valve with the same stuff. To make sure people do not think I'm crazy, it during travel down to warmer weather. I also just LOL when someone says FR said it's a four season trailer, they are right if all the seasons are in Florida....
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