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Old 04-09-2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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I went on a trip to Bismarck, ND last weekend. I filled my main water tank with 54 degree water at the start of the trip, drove 400 miles in below freezing temps. Then we camped for two days with lows below 10F. We kept the coach interior above 60F. Never had any freeze problems. How does Winne keep the main water tank warm? Is there insulation around the tank?

I kept a 75W trouble light near the the water pump, I had another trouble light near the dump valves but they froze. I replaced the trouble light with a small bathroon heater and then had no trouble moving the dump valves.
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I went on a trip to Bismarck, ND last weekend. I filled my main water tank with 54 degree water at the start of the trip, drove 400 miles in below freezing temps. Then we camped for two days with lows below 10F. We kept the coach interior above 60F. Never had any freeze problems. How does Winne keep the main water tank warm? Is there insulation around the tank?

I kept a 75W trouble light near the the water pump, I had another trouble light near the dump valves but they froze. I replaced the trouble light with a small bathroon heater and then had no trouble moving the dump valves.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">How does Winne keep the main water tank warm? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The tank is enclosed ...not openly exposed to the weather. AND, all your basement compartments except those that are on a slide-out receive some heat from the LP furnace(s). That's one reason you really do want to use your LP furnaces during freezing weather rather than little electric heaters!
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I had to use a 100 watt light bulb; 75 watts wouldn't keep up with a prolonged freeze.

I found out that the silver bullet is insulating the plumbing bay. I had some leftover R-11 plastic-faced fiberglass that I placed on the bottom and rear of the compartment - that made a huge difference.
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Thanks for the info. When we get some warm weather I'll get the creeper out and look closely at the water tank and HVAC ducting.
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