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Old 12-19-2016, 09:32 PM   #1
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Question Cold weather camping question

I live in California, so I'm not use to temps below 25. If I decide to go somewhere at an RV park that gets down to below freezing for a week at a time, should I not use the water hook up? Seems like in cold temps you should fill your tank and use that water with the tank heaters on. Put your white hose inside the coach so it doesn't freeze. Does this make sence?
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I tend to camp in places where the water can go out. I always keep my fresh tank full. I have had my hose freeze once and the park water fail twice. Both times having a full fresh tank was a huge benefit.
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Parks I've been to that have the potential of a freeze have told me to unhook for the night.
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I saw hoses in CW that are heated and is not supposed to freeze when plugged in. Only thing I know is if I have to worry about that I will stay home, but in our area we very seldom get that cold. I do agree that removing and draining the white hose would be best, and having the tank heater on will give you water to live on while camping..
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I tend to camp in places where the water can go out. I always keep my fresh tank full. I have had my hose freeze once and the park water fail twice. Both times having a full fresh tank was a huge benefit.
I agree... I would fill the water tank and disconnect. When it gets in the low 20s the hose will freeze, and even if you use the heated hose, the pipe coming up to the hose is also at risk. Most campgrounds in freezing locations, if they have water on in the winter, will use freeze proof downpipes. But this is defeated if you have you hose connected and water on....
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I live in California, so I'm not use to temps below 25. If I decide to go somewhere at an RV park that gets down to below freezing for a week at a time, should I not use the water hook up? Seems like in cold temps you should fill your tank and use that water with the tank heaters on. Put your white hose inside the coach so it doesn't freeze. Does this make sence?
You have the correct idea of camping in possible freezing weather, we had our hose freeze in February when we stopped for night in Florida, that was a surprise, should haveI guess we had snow showers follow us into Georgia on the way.
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We are wintering at the KOA in Flagstaff at 7000' now. I keep the water tank full but use a Camco "Freeze Ban" heated water hose and wrapped the above ground water pipe with heat tape from Home Depot. Both are controlled with Thermo Cube thermostatically controlled dual electric outlet (on at 35*, off at 45*), also from Home Depot. It hasn't gone below single digits yet but no problems at all.
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