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Old 03-13-2006, 04:10 PM   #1
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Our Journey is dewinterized. Here in eastern NC we have had such great camping weather, it was easier to leave it dewinterized after we picked it up 2 weeks ago. But now we are expecting upper 20's for a couple nights this weekend. It is parked in a protected area, (around buildings) and on an asphalt lot that gets lots of sun in the daytime. There isnt any electricity around. I know we could probably start the generator but since it is in a storage area, we feel uncomfortable leaving it overnight with it running.
Do you guys think that if we light the fridge, the heat from the propane will keep the water line to the fridge warm enough? We feel ok about the basement area. We think it will stay warm enough in there. Any ideas?
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Our Journey is dewinterized. Here in eastern NC we have had such great camping weather, it was easier to leave it dewinterized after we picked it up 2 weeks ago. But now we are expecting upper 20's for a couple nights this weekend. It is parked in a protected area, (around buildings) and on an asphalt lot that gets lots of sun in the daytime. There isnt any electricity around. I know we could probably start the generator but since it is in a storage area, we feel uncomfortable leaving it overnight with it running.
Do you guys think that if we light the fridge, the heat from the propane will keep the water line to the fridge warm enough? We feel ok about the basement area. We think it will stay warm enough in there. Any ideas?
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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You should be fine. It's going down to 29 on Friday and 30 on Sat. and then it's back up. Not enough cold air to even start freezing in those few hours in the am.

I don't think you'd need to run the refrig.

Here's the weather guess for the period in question: Raleigh
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It usually needs to be below freezing for several hours to do any damage. The water line to the ice maker is tiny, though, and might freeze more quickly. Running the fridge can only help. When we have the occasional overnight freeze here in northern Florida, and I think it may last long enough to be a threat, I put a piece of cardboard behind the external fridge grill so it isn't directly exposed to freezing air.

If it is cold for long enough (several hours), be concerned about your dump valves as well. They are also susceptible.
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