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Old 01-14-2012, 07:02 PM   #15
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Thanks Mike, That's 2 for checking the inverter. I will check it out and let you know if that did it. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #16
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Thanks Mike, rjdelapp, wa8yxm and all who came to the rescue today
The inverter did have a breaker tripped. Water is running again have power to all outlets and life is good. Karen says THANKS TO ALL her electric blanket will keep her feet warm tonight! this website is a Godsend to newbes like us and anyone who needs help or just someone to chat with. Hope to see you all on the road one day.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #17
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Thanks Mike, rjdelapp, wa8yxm and all who came to the rescue today
The inverter did have a breaker tripped. Water is running again have power to all outlets and life is good. Karen says THANKS TO ALL her electric blanket will keep her feet warm tonight! this website is a Godsend to newbes like us and anyone who needs help or just someone to chat with. Hope to see you all on the road one day.
I was out working on my rig all day, came in to enjoy these postings. DW and I had a similar situation almost exactly a year ago, on our first long trip.

If your rig is like mine, let the propane heat do all the work tonight, eg don't turn on a space heater. That way, the basement heat will function at its potential.

'Sounds like you're over the hump! Enjoy, snuggle.
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Larry, my inverter has a cable hanging down that sort of hides the breakers. Made them a real pain to find. Plus, all my 120 outlets are on one circuit. The MW is on the other. Glad everything worked out OK.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #19
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Could you buy a piece of heat tape and wrap the piece of pipe that froze and plug it in when it is going to get cold? A better choice would be to point your motorhome south and stop when it is warmer.
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OK Jim we have running water. Problem area was water lines that run behind frig and oven close to outside wall of RV. found an access panel at side of frig and used blow dryer. In the future I will let water trickel in kitchen. Should I let hot, cold or a mix trickel? Thanks for your help.
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Thanks Mike, rjdelapp, wa8yxm and all who came to the rescue today
The inverter did have a breaker tripped. Water is running again have power to all outlets and life is good. Karen says THANKS TO ALL her electric blanket will keep her feet warm tonight! this website is a Godsend to newbes like us and anyone who needs help or just someone to chat with. Hope to see you all on the road one day.
Hooray! Glad things worked out for you.
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I'm curious as to how the incoming water hose hasen't froze, do you have a heated hose or something?
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:58 AM   #23
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Hi cj5 jeeper
problem piping runs behind oven and frig. can't get back there to wrap pipe. Made it thru the night by leaving water drip and opening cabinet doors. Only got down to19 last night but everything is good. Like your better choice but wife has one more year to retire so we are kinda stuck here for now. My father in law always said they were going to buy a motorhome and strap a snow shovel on the front and drive south until someone ask what the heck is that? They never made it but good Lord willing we are going to live his dream.
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If the openings the pipes go through are large enough you might be able to wrap the heat tape and push it through into the area that froze. I had a poor plumbing problem with our new motorhome, and when I was working on it I wraped all the pipes with insulation. Several areas I taped the insulation on and pushed it through and got all the pipes covered. We are leaving next week for a month and it will be interesting to see how much diffrence the insulation makes.
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Hi John and Vicki,
To make it Thur the cold winter here are some of the things we have done. Kept the water supply hose as short as possible, 10' in our case. wrapped hose in heat tape and insulation. Most people stop there but I also boxed the hose in 2" rigid foam insulation leaving an access cover to get to the shutoff if needed. we put a heat lamp in the wet bay. skirted the motor home with 2" rigid foam. and ran the stinky slinky in a 4" pvc pipe to keep it strait, slopped and protected from direct contact with the cold wind. It also prevents low spots that could collect water and freeze. We found that indoors moisture and condensation were a problem. Solved that by running a dehumidifier. Unreal how much water is collected. I'm sure we have much more to learn but so far so good. This is a great site to learn from and the people are wonderful and always ready to share there knowledge.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:41 AM   #26
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Thanks for your replies cj5 jeeper I will be looking into ways to improve my piping and will keep your suggestions in mind. Would be interested in how your trip goes. Will you be in a cold area? Hope all goes well for you and you have a wonderful trip.
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