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Old 01-04-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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15 degree weather

I certainly a newbie, but need to know...it's gonna drop to 15 degrees....I have heated holding tanks I am told on my 2000 Winnebago adventurer....If I am plugged into my house current and I put heater on 45, will that keep my motorhome from having frozen pipes? I cannot get my water pump to come on so I cannot winterize and it will only be cold two nights...
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Do you have a wet bay heater besides the tank heaters?? If not put a drop cord and light bulb there as a precaution. Open up all your base cabinet doors to let heat in. If you run your furnace it should send heat to the basement also (at least most do). You can also put some pink antifreeze into the Pee traps and down the black water tank just to make sure.

If you go to Lowes or Home Depot they sell thermostatically controlled outlets that kick on at ~38F. I use these, and put 1 in the basement and one in the living area and use small space heaters.


I would get 2 remote thermometers and put one in the wet bay and one in the living areas and put the base units in the house, I do this to monitor my coaches temp if it isn't winterized.


I don't pump pink stuff into my water lines, I blow them out with a compressor, have done this for +17 years on 2 different coaches without a problem. If your pump isn't working this could be an option for you.

We are expected to get temps down into the single digits in a couple days so I went out and blew my lines out "again" just to make sure they were OK.

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I don't know really what I have,,,,I was told had article pkg which was heated tanks...I do know it has what is called basement floor heating system as opposed to roof heating alone..
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I don't know really what I have,,,,I was told had article pkg which was heated tanks...I do know it has what is called basement floor heating system as opposed to roof heating alone..
Normally the arctic package 'heated tanks' are heated by the propane furnace instead of electricity. This means you must run the propane furnace. Caution, most onboard water pumps are near a compartment door and freeze quicker than anything else, I would do as James said, use a lightbulb in that compartment-if you can do so and still close the door, usually the door gasket allows this.
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Thanks guys for great info..I do have heated tanks...Winnebago adventurer, am going i65 south Thursday night Bham ala to south alabama during a hard freeze of10-15 degrees...you have given me things to consider....I did air water lines out....was just worried about the black tank...probably has 4 gal in it at this time...was gonna dump on arrival if I could wait... Put a gal of rv antifreeze in but after reading the chemical makeup not sure gonna be a help...
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Thanks.i did blow mine out...
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