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Old 01-21-2018, 05:03 PM   #1
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Jayco Eagle 338 RETS

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We went and looked at the Jayco Eagle 338 RETS today with the residential frig. While crawling underneath (yes we are those people) to look we noticed that with the enclosed underbelly most everything was protected. The one thing we found that was puzzling was the water line going to the refrigerator for the ice maker and water in the door was all exposed. We cold camp and we do take precautions but we think this is a very high freeze point.

We talked to the dealer and there is the 12 volt refrigerator option which of course would not have this water line.

Has any one that has a residential refrigerator that the water line is exposed have any issues with freezing while camping in cold weather?

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Old 01-21-2018, 06:16 PM   #2
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That sure doesn't sound good in freezing temps, that little 1/4" line will freeze up fast if exposed.

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Old 01-21-2018, 06:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, that line is completely exposed to the elements under the slideout and it is a price you pay for having that residential refrigerator.

I suppose you could try and insulate with some pipe insulation when the slide is out but you probably would have to remove it before retracting the slide.

The other option is to winterize the ice maker/water dispenser and go without when cold camping by blowing out the lines for the water dispenser, then close the supply valves. On our 330RSTS, there are two. One under the island that stops water before it goes thru that exposed line, and one behind the drawer under the stove that is just before the water enters the refrigerator.

I am sure they would be somewhere else on the 338RETS. If I had to guess based on where ours are, the supply line valve is probably under the sink in the corner teed off the cold water line and the other probably the same place our is, behind the drawer under the oven just before going behind the refrigerator.
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