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Old 10-05-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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Late season camping

So the weather has started turn in CO in the evenings and I have a trip planned this weekend.

Simple question, the hourly forecast shows 2-3 hours below freezing thursday night, at 29-31 degrees depending on the source.

I have gizmos that helps retain heat tremendously and if needed I have an oil radiator electric heater I can plug into the campground power for added safety.

I'm guessing with the heater on combined with the short duration of below freezing, I probably don't have anything to worry about, plumbing wise, right?


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Old 10-05-2016, 09:21 PM   #2
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i would think you would be safe with the cold duration being only a couple hours. Enjoy your trip

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Old 10-05-2016, 09:26 PM   #3
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Few hours just a few degrees below freezing, you'll be fine.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the vote of confidence! As it turns out we canceled not only to be safe but to spend time this weekend winterizing the camper and the house instead. We'd rather have protected the equipment than to risk damage now or in the coming weeks.


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Old 10-06-2016, 07:21 AM   #5
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I live in ID, I camp in the late fall (usually up to Thanksgiving) and have learned to NEVER believe weather forecasters. I winterize my trailer first week in Oct (just finished two days ago). I'll carry two five gallon water containers and if dropping below freezing, bring them into the trailer at night.
Not worried about the tank itself freezing due to the large volume, I'm worried about the line from the tank to the inside or the outside line to the outside shower, etc.
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