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Old 01-09-2015, 12:39 PM   #15
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We drive from Denver to Santa Cruz to SoCal back to Denver for christmas every year which means we are subjecting our second home to very cold temps on the transit days.

This year when we stopped in both NM and WY it was well below zero.

For the most part the heat pads should take care of your tanks as long as there is something in them. If not they may overheat, in which case they may "burn out" which is not a lot of fun.

A few tips, on top of what you have already gotten.

* Empty you holding tanks and put enough pink down the drain/toilet to cover the valves, they are the most vulnerable to freezing (and almost never protected by the heat pads) and since they are the low point as long as the pink was put in first it will mostly stay there.
* If you are just running electric heat, you need to open the cabinet doors, in general these spaces are kept somewhat warm by the furnace. But will become a cold box if you are just using space heaters.
* Keep the water heater on, it is not a lot of fun to replace and will very quickly freeze if cold.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:10 AM   #16
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You could use a heated water hose, works great for us.
The heated water hose works very well, I just bought one a couple of weeks ago.. I did not wrap the hose with foam pipe tubes as here in Las cruces, NM it does not drop below 17-20 f and then only just before dawn. I bought mine from CW for 100 bucks.
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You could use a heated water hose, works great for us.
The heated water hose works very well, I just bought one a couple of weeks ago.. I did not wrap the hose with foam pipe tubes as here in Las cruces, NM it does not drop below 17-20 f and then only just before dawn. I bought mine from CW for 100 bucks.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:36 PM   #18
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Should I leave my water in the MH run during the cold snap?
Folks beside me did that last year while visiting Altus Ok. He told me when temps get down there he leaves the water running and grey tank open.

Temps got down to near zero that night and guess what he forgot to do?

I woke up next morning to see major ice hanging all around bottom of his coach. Got into his bays, etc and took him a week to clean up not to mention the damage.

If temp goes to mid 20s for a couple hours I always, always disconnect and store the hose.
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