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Old 01-19-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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"08 Southwind 32VS WH Winter Use Question Pls

Hi, Want use our new to us 32VS WH regularly throughout the winter but worry spells of below freezing days (a few days of 20-30 coming) at the house, even here in E. NC. If I keep the coach heat at ~65 degrees (using furnace and oil heater), will the water n waste systems stay unfrozen and safe? Are there any vulnerable point(s) that I should somehow insulate or use heat tape(s). Thanks very much. Rick
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My furnace schematic that I got from FW indicates that there is no protection ( heat ) in the wet bay. I use trouble lights ( 75 watt ) in all compartments that have water tanks or lines. If you don't have a schematic , FW will email you one. 800-322-8216.

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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Hi, we used to live in Columbia, NC. Kept the coach at 60 degrees, drained the grey and black tanks and disconnected the fresh water hose on those certain days. As Cliff has suggested we placed a couple of shop lights in the wet bays never a problem.
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I live in Atlanta, Ga. I bought my first motorhome in 1974. I use my motorhomes year round. I have camped in temperatures down in the teens without a problem. In freezing temps I always remove the water hose and store it inside. We were a Fleetwood dealer and every Fleetwood product I ever worked on had a heat pipe going to the basement. I never worked on motorhome that had frozen water lines, where the lines froze while the heat was on. We worked on dozens that had not been winterized and froze in storage.
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Hi, Will follow your sage guidance, and get the schematic too. Thank you. Rick
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