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Old 04-28-2012, 06:35 AM   #1
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Frozen water this morning

I am at the KOA in Cookstown, halfway between Barrie and Toronto. I woke up this morning to no water. The forecast had said minus 1 C (30.2F) so I wasn't too worried. But in talking to a neighbour he said it went down to minus 5 C (23F).
So I disconnected the hose which obviously was full of ice and saw ice in the tap too. I took the hair dryer out and began working from the valve backwards. I got about 6 inches back and it began to spit and soon poured full water.
When I took the hose off the trailer end, water the little filter/washer was iced, but water poured out from behind it.
I shouldn't have to worry about any damage to trailer plumbing should I?
The tap and the hose look like they took it ok.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:37 AM   #2
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I live in the area and was going to dewinterize this weekend maybe I will wait. Hope things are okay.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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Wow, hope it turns out okay.

I live in the GTA and was going to de-winterize today for a trip next weekend. Still not sure if I should...
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burst pipes in pumphouse

I lost water again and called the front office to see if they had shut something off. When she heard I had already thawed my pipes but the water stopped again she sent the maintenance guy out so I went outside and had water right away. He showed up in a minute to say they had burst pipes in the pumphouse and had to shut the water off for a bit to do repairs and he just turned it back on.
I don't see any leaks in the trailer end. As I said before, I was happy to see there was water behind the ice in the washer/filter, so I'm assuming everything is ok.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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We are camping here at KOA Niagara Falls. Our outside temperature gauge said it went down to -1c last night here. The campground water system is active, but I have not de-winterized from last fall. I never de-winterize until mid May. It was tempting this year because of the nice weather we've been having, but I still won't until mid-May.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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Everything ok

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Wow, hope it turns out okay.
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I went checking for leaks on the trailer plumbing and discovered the city water hookup comes right through the closet in the bedroom. I was able to check it out good, no leaks or damage.

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #7
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All you need to do to check for leaks is turn your water pump on and if it keeps running or run periodically than most likely you have a leak.
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I wouldn't think you'd have an issue from such a relatively short period. We camp almost year-round here in TN, and if it looks like it'll approach freezing over night I will unhook the hose on both ends and drain it out, but that's about it. I think the heat in your camper should have kept most of the water from freezing too badly.

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Old 04-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #9
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Since all appears good, How is the KOA, we will be there weekend of May 11th, after we pickup our Starcraft Autumn ridge from RVwarehouse.

hope you have a good weekend
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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Red face Non RV Trailer Water Heat Tape

Back in my youth I lived in a trailer and became king of heat tape. It was cold in those days up in the hills of WVA. Heat tape has a built in theromstat and plugs in to 110V. All you need to do is wrap the hose with it and the above ground water feed the wrap some insulation arround it. If you have power it will never freeze.

When my in ground pipe froze I simply ran a garden hose to my neighbors trailer and used their unforozen feed till spring. :hihi: Had to use a lot of heat tape as it was 40 feet to next water feed but it never froze even when it was burried under 3 or 4 feet of snow.
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