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Old 12-30-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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We decided to take our 2006 Fleetwood Providence on a trip to Kansas City Missouri. We arrived yesterday evening at freezing temperatures.
everything was working fine, but after we parked we had no water coming out of any of the faucets.
Does anyone have any idea what might be going on?
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Did you ever think it might be frozen???
Put some heat in the bay (space heater; light bulb, etc...)
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:34 AM   #4
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we don't her the pump come on though and we had the furnace running which should prevent freezing.
I checked the fuses and they are all good. The lights on the switches are on as well
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We are having a mobile unit come ou
I'll keep y'all updated

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Frozen pipes would be the problem I would look for. The pump may be frozen as well. Do you have a heated basement where all of the pipes and the pump are located?
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With temps in the teens, it may be hard to keep heat in the lower compartments while moving.... Would not expect pump to run if lines are frozen, there would be no flow to drop the pressure. (Luckily- my pump is under the bedroom closet along with the rear propane heater.)
PEX tubing is a little more tolerant of freezing than other lines...
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Frozen pipes would be the problem I would look for. The pump may be frozen as well. Do you have a heated basement where all of the pipes and the pump are located?
I don't know but the manual says that the lines and tank are heated when the furnace is on

If the lines are frozen, I will go get a place heater

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With temps in the teens, it may be hard to keep heat in the lower compartments while moving.... Would not expect pump to run if lines are frozen, there would be no flow to drop the pressure. (Luckily- my pump is under the bedroom closet along with the rear propane heater.) PEX tubing is a little more tolerant of freezing than other lines...
We have plex piping. I could have never imagined that coaches are not set up for teens weather
I guess I'll never take this baby to Alaska
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A-Z Mobile RV Repair is really good and located south of the KC area...913-294-2733
Tell them the little lady with the little Honey Camper that lives in their area told ya!
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I don't know but the manual says that the lines and tank are heated when the furnace is on

If the lines are frozen, I will go get a place heater

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The lines and tank are heated when parked. The compartments are not air tight therefore allowing for windchill temperatures to reach the plumbing while traveling. If you are going to travel in teen temps you will need a lot of additional heating and still will not get it all. The Elbow where the pipe turns into the shower head does not get any heat that high up and will freeze. A hair dryer in that area of the shower works.

If you are going to travel in those temps the best thing to do is blow your water lines out with one of these, no more than 35 PSI going in. They are only a couple of dollars in the store, their price is wrong online. Camco RV Blow Out Plug: Plumbing & Fixtures : Walmart.com. Put a drop light next to your water tank and you will have water when you arrive.
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Well the pipes were frozen because the vent that is suppose to heat up the bay area was disconnected. We reconnected the vents and put space heaters in the bays. The water started gushing out of the area where the pump is located. The pump however still works and we have no more water leaking. The bay is bone dry now
We ran the space heaters all night
Water is sputtering out of the faucets like there is air in the pipes. The tank us half full and when I try to drain the fresh water tank nothing comes out
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A-Z Mobile RV Repair is really good and located south of the KC area...913-294-2733 Tell them the little lady with the little Honey Camper that lives in their area told ya!
Agreed, we have used them a couple times and would not hesitate to recommend them.
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Unfortunately they are over an hour away
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