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Old 12-25-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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How cold is too cold...

I live in Eastern NC & we do experience brief low temps as low as 10-15 degrees. It maybe 1-3 nights at most but very rarly do we see those temps.

Question is at what tempature is it not safe for me to not have my 5th wheel winterized? Normaly i will put a space heater on low or even turn gas furnace on to 50, open cabinets to plumming & turn on hot water header (electric) & be fine.

What do yall think the danger low number would be? Thanks

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Old 12-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #2
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If you are using the furnace I would trust it into the mid 20's, you will burn a bunch of propane. It's pretty simple to blow out the lines with a compressor, it might be worth it


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Old 12-26-2014, 07:01 AM   #3
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That space heater will work against you. It will give you the allusion that everything is just fine but there is no heat going to the tanks or water lines which are under the floor. Its not worth the risk of damage when 10 minutes and 2 gallons of pink antifreeze will eliminate all possibilities of damage. I have winterized and flushed the system as much as 3 times in one winter. Its easy and quick and just doesn't make sense to take a chance.!!
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:42 AM   #4
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I use a couple of these FREEZE CUBEs in my two trailers. They have three or four different temp models. Mine is the one that activates at 35 Degrees and then turns off at 45 degrees. Available from AMAZON..

You can plug a oil filled portable heater into one or a couple of 100WATT drop lights here and there - open cabinet doors - storage bay etc...

Works good for us sitting in our camp back yard with power...

When camping in the mtns around here in the winter months we like to drain fresh water at the low points everywhere and use the BLOW OUT METHOD using our 12VDC tankless air compressor using an air adapter at the city water port and then just add some pink stuff to the P-traps. Will do this if the temps are going to get below freezing at nights. Then we can start using everything again by just adding water in the fresh water tank.

My off-road POPUP trailer only has the fresh water tank, sink, and hot water to deal with... Also the combo cassette potty and shower which is easy to dump all the water real easy when you need to...

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