Originally Posted by Ela1948
We are on our maiden trip in our 2011 31.5 RLTS as we speak. First trip, first night. So far so goods. We had a bit of a education when we had the water tanks freeze up when the temperature dropped to 12 degrees last week. We had the thermostat set on 65 degrees and the interior of the camper stayed warm but obviously not enough heat goes into the tank area to stand those temps. We tested all of this at home before we left so we had some idea what were our limitations before we hit the road.
There are some easy mods you can do to prevent this and extrend your season a few weeks maybe even another month, all of the supply and drain lines are just laying in the underbelly, a little pipe insulation on the keeps them from freezing and the ice follows the line right into your tank so if the line freezes your tank will eventually. Give it a thought, I did mine this weekend and I was shocked at the placement of stuff under that underbelly... who runs water lines against the steel frame thats the first thing to transfer cold to the lines... also where the line run through metal cross members theres bad rub and wear potential that could cut into the supply lines.