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Old 10-04-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
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Cold Weather Preparation

We've been fulltiming for a whole month now with our 2012 Eagle RLTS fifth wheel.

We're in Cape Cod and there is a frost predicted tomorrow night. It suddenly occurred to me... what keeps the water from freezing between the outside faucet and the RV?

What should we do to prepare for cold weather here and in other places where we will be through the winter?

Thanks for help and suggestions.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:35 AM   #2
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it has to be a pretty hard frost before it will affect you... +30 for an hour or two is no problem... if you are on a full hookup and worried about it leave a tap dripping overnight.. moving water takes longer to freeze.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #3
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Frost/Freeze

Thanks, Seann. This week's "frost" may not affect us but we will be places this winter where it may go down into the 20's at night or where it is close to freezing for several days.

I'll leave the water running if that will help. Anything else? Is there a way to insulate the hose?

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You can get heat tape and pipe wrap to help prevent freezing. Another option would be to fill the water tank and use the pump in the trailer. That way your hose is only out for filling the tank.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:11 AM   #5
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Leave the cupboard doors open on floor level so the heat can get to the pipes on the inside.
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