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Old 12-19-2020, 05:22 AM   #1
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Froze Up

My trailer was not winterized and its froze up. What do I do now?
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Old 12-19-2020, 06:23 AM   #2
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Wait for it to thaw out and then inspect all the water lines and fixtures for leaks and cracks.
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Old 12-19-2020, 08:03 AM   #3
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My trailer was not winterized and its froze up. What do I do now?
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You dont know where it is frozen,"Inside or Outside" so you must place the entire unit "INSIDE" a Heated area to thaw and drain the water system! After it thaws and the system has been Drained,hook up a air hose set at 40 PSI! Now you will be able to HEAR where you have a issue without FLOODING your unit with Water! Youroo!!
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The toilet flush valve is usually the first to crack when it freezes.
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Do you have any hope for a thaw in the weather??
Best scenario is move it inside a heated area so it can thaw and be
winterized. At very least it needs to be warmed up and blown out thoroughly and then inspected for leaks next spring.
Open all low point drains incl fresh tank. Remove drain plug from water heater. Open all faucets. If it's full of water and freezes hard it's gonna be bad I'm afraid.
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AND my recommendation is to select either your preferred "adult beverage" or "pharmacy supplement" to relax and NOT let it get you wound up!! Like all the smart advice already posted... there isn't anything you can do but thaw, investigate and repair. It happens and like many others have offered on this forum before as well..."its part of owning an RV" so you just live and learn from it
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My trailer was not winterized and its froze up. What do I do now?
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Drive south until it thaws...
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Old 12-19-2020, 10:14 AM   #8
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if is red and blue PEX line. you can rent a pex ring squeeze tool at Home Depot. 2 types, 1 round and contracts when squeezed #2 setting is ok. 2nd squeeqes leaves a crimp . bag of rings are like 15.00 for 25. hose clamps are faster and easier .
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All great advice already. We can be more helpful if we knew how soon it would thaw and how cold it got for how long. It would also be good to know your preferred winterization method. If you are somewhere with a few overnight hours in the 20s but daytime highs in the 40s you're very likely fine but need to winterize today after it warms up.

If it were me, I'd open low points, drain water heater, bypass water heater, open faucets and poor pink antifreeze down all drains as soon as possible.

As soon as there were a thaw, I'd winterize with pink stuff. Don't forget to close low point drains and faucets first. If successful with that soon I'd save further inspection until the spring and wouldn't stress about it.

Good luck and let us know how things work out.

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Thanks guys, appreciate it.
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Old 12-20-2020, 12:24 AM   #11
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Ok first didn't read all of this thread but saw the important part about freezing. Make sure you have lots of propane...crank the Thermostat and let your furnace run....doesn't matter why I know this! but worked for me!
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Open all low point drains incl fresh tank. Remove drain plug from water heater. Open all faucets. If it's full of water and freezes hard it's gonna be bad I'm afraid.
Good Luck!
^^^^ x2.
Opening the drains, water heater and faucets is going to relieve some of the pressure on the lines. It will also give the frozen water more room for expansion if it continues to be below freezing.
Are you living in it or is it in storage?
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