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Old 11-20-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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What would you do in this situation?

Saturday night into Sunday morning temps are supposed to dip in the low 30's and possibly upper 20's in the outer areas.
My TT has the "Glacier Package" and is in covered (not enclosed ) storage. I am picking it up Sunday mid day to bring home for a trip Wednesday.

My question is this, what would you do to keep the TT from freezing? I don't want to winterize it Saturday and then turn around and flush it out 12 hours or so later.

I'm thinking about draining the water heater and turning on the propane furnace inside to the lowest setting Saturday night. It's just for about 5-6 hours or so in the freezing temps.

Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

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Old 11-20-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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In addition to your list I would open the low point drains and drain the outside shower. Not likely anything would be damaged with those temps but just to be safe...
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:07 PM   #3
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I would open my low point drains and not worry about anything. 5-6 hours and just barely below freezing likely won't cause anything to freeze. I wouldn't get bent out of shape about it...
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:35 PM   #4
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Ditto to the other advice. Open the low point drains and empty the water heater if you are concerned. However, you elude to turning on the furnace. If you have the ability to plug it in at your home, then by all means, turn on the furnace, and if you do not want to drain the water heater, just turn it on.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:12 PM   #5
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I would just drain the HW heater, open the low point drains and all faucets (including outside shower). Step on the potty flush lever to drain that water line, and you should be good for those temps for that short time.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:16 PM   #6
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For one day/night I would do nothing, and in fact that is exactly what I did here earlier in the week. We had one night drop to 28* for 3-4 hours and I didn't bother.

If you have an air compressor, blowing out the lines takes about 10-15 min and then even a remote problem is gone.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:32 PM   #7
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I wouldn't worry about it at all. Up here in MN I don't even think about blowing out the air lines unless the high temperatures for the day are at or below freezing. Coincidentally I just winterized and backed it in the shed today. Hoping for a short winter.
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Thank you all for your input!! Ready to go out so I'm anxious to do something. Waiting is the worst part!!
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:14 AM   #9
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I will do this evening what I do every night when it will get below freezing:

Make sure my fresh water tank is full

Disconnect from city water and bring my pressure reducer inside

Operate from my fresh water tank until no more below freezing then hook back up to city water with the pressure reducer

During the period that is will definitely be below freezing for more than just a few degrees and for more than just an hour or three, I always keep the propane furnace set on 60 to keep it turning on and off just enough to keep the tanks/pipes warm. I use electric heat for more heat, but never leave the electric heat on near the thermostat so that it will run occasionally. Last winter I used this system, stayed comfortable and only used 1/2 of 1 30 lb propane bottle all winter.
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Great tips. Cold front blowing through Texas Hill country this morning with overnight temps forecast to get down to low 20's in outlying areas. First freeze of the year. A trip to RV storage unit with air compressor will be in order today!
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