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Old 09-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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fresh water tank fall camping

We have a new tt and the underbelly is completely sealed and we were told that the heater pushes heat into the underbelly where the tank is. We will be camping in the next couple of weeks where it may get a little cold. If I keep some water in the fresh water tanks and with the heater running will it keep it from freezing. We will be connected to city water but at night I plan on disconnecting the city water and just use the water in the fresh tank as needed until the next day when we will reconnect to the city water.
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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Just leave the facuets running with a dribble.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:55 PM   #3
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I know of people that camp all winter in rv parks in Oregon and leave their trailers hooked up to the parks water and leave a faucet dripping and the grey open. Some use heated water hoses, but not all.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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Question, how cold are you expecting? I do not have a heated underbelly and been out in the low 20's at night with no issues with the tanks. It was above freezing during the day.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:22 AM   #5
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I think you should be ok for fall camping. One question I do have is what is your reasoning for disconnecting from city water at night?
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:28 AM   #6
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It takes a long time or really cold temps to freeze your water. If it is getting into the low 30's high 20's at night, you should be OK. below 20 I would worry
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:41 AM   #7
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We've had the water in the hose for city water freeze up once when overnighting. No problem with the camper but it sure makes rolling up the hose in the morning a hoot! Since, I've disconnected and drained it before going to bed when expecting 20F at night.
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I think you should be ok for fall camping. One question I do have is what is your reasoning for disconnecting from city water at night?
I disconnect anytime below freezing. A few gallons in the tank is cheep insurance not having to deal with a broken plastic city water connection.
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to keep the water hose from freezing during the night
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