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Old 01-05-2017, 07:31 AM   #1
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New owners, freezing temps

living full time in our 2014 267 BHS while house is being rebuilt, never owned an RV so learning as we go. Have house bathroom available so just use toilet sparingly at night. Not hooked up to water either. Temps are going to be low 27 and high 45 for two days this weekend. Been reading about antifreeze etc. Underbelly is covered and think insulated. What do I need to do for these two days? Thanks for the advice, love this forum.
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The temps under the unit won't be as cold as outside. It also takes a while for things to cool down. You will likely be fine, as long as it isn't going much lower or lasting longer than just over night. You could always put something around the bottom of the unit (like skirting on a mobile home) to prevent wind from blowing through and further insulating it, but I think that would be overkill.

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Old 01-05-2017, 09:17 AM   #3
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Thanks, was thinking we should be ok. I'll open cabinets and keep the electric heaters going too.
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As Chris said, it takes a while for things to cool down... especially if you are living in the trailer and the furnace runs to keep the inside temp comfortable.

You could get an inexpensive 'indoor & outdoor' thermometer and insert the outdoor sending unit above the underbelly to have a better idea of the temp in that area.

Monitor your propane. You don't want to run out in the middle of a cold, dark night.
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Thanks, the thermometer is a good idea. Don't have the underneath covered yet. We are using electric heaters connected to the house so power isn't a problem and not using the propane in case of another outage.
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Since your not hooked up to water ( I assume it is winterized) then you have no worries.. don't worry about the black tank having some fluid in it...
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Winterized? Fresh water tank is about 1/2 full. Thought I would fill it up before temps drop Saturday. Have not done anything else. Should I?
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Life would be easier with water this winter.if temps are that mild I'd go ahead and use it. I've done it. Straw bale skirting is worthwhile in colder areas but you don't have to do that. If you have an outside shower, you might want to insulate around it.
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Thought about straw but forgot about the shower, thanks
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