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Old 06-28-2019, 04:51 PM   #1
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Winter use and freezing

Hi, now that I have found the fresh water drain I also now know for sure where the fresh water holding tank is on my 1998 National Tradewinds 37 footer is located. It’s up front by the generator. So, I have a question;

Does anyone know how cold it has to get before you worry about freezing the tank or line from the tank to the coach.


I ask because the boxes with the sewer dump and fill valves is heated, but I don’t see how the fresh water tank can be heated given it’s location.


Any input appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:18 PM   #2
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Hi, now that I have found the fresh water drain I also now know for sure where the fresh water holding tank is on my 1998 National Tradewinds 37 footer is located. Itís up front by the generator. So, I have a question;

Does anyone know how cold it has to get before you worry about freezing the tank or line from the tank to the coach.


I ask because the boxes with the sewer dump and fill valves is heated, but I donít see how the fresh water tank can be heated given itís location.


Any input appreciated. Thanks.

Hi Frederick-


Your fresh, gray and black tanks can also have heat pads installed beneath the tanks. These are typically pretty small (less than 1 s.f.) and most of them run on 120V so you need shore power or genny running.


The heated wet bay is heated to keep your stuff from freezing when the RV is in use but not much help when stored as you're unlikely to run the furnace or AquaHot unit unless occupied.


When to worry? That depends on your comfort level with the way you're using your coach, where you're located and how long the ambient temps get below 32F.
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Thanks Solo, I am figuring out that without those heating pads this is not an all weather unit. Iíll have to find a source for the pads.
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National RV did not install heating pads. On your propane furnace one duct goes into the basement area to heat the tanks.
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Thanks Solo. Any recommendations on brands or sources for the heating pads.
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