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Old 01-14-2013, 09:16 PM   #29
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I never thought about the tanks - how likely the gray and black tanks could freeze?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:53 PM   #30
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Next month we are possibly bringing the coach to Cheyenne ... where it was at 0 this morning. I was thinking of running a 1200 watt space heater, possibly tied to a thermo-cube, and hoping that would work... I am a little nervous overall.

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #31
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This freeze stuff is new to me. Ponds and swimming pools may freeze over, but I don't think they would freeze solid. Tanks are plastic and allow for some expansion.
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This freeze stuff is new to me. Ponds and swimming pools may freeze over, but I don't think they would freeze solid. Tanks are plastic and allow for some expansion.
Uhhhh....I've seen some busted ones at about 15F. Pools and ponds are big enough to take a bit of expansion. Plastic tanks? I'm thinkin not so much.
Trouble light in the wet bay for me!
Be safe (and warm) out there folks!
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Plastic ice cube tray?
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Plastic ice cube tray?
Nifty!
Freeze a soda bottle. Thin walls.
RV tank? Expensive risks. I say "trouble light in da wet bay"
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Plastic ice cube tray?
Also, ice cube trays are round on the bottom, not confined
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #36
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PVC fittings do not expand well either.
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I have my lights.
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100watt light bulbs are used in the composite cloth storge cabinets with no problems.. I would hang it to be safe though..

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None of my lights are close to touching anything combustible.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:43 AM   #40
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This freeze stuff is new to me. Ponds and swimming pools may freeze over, but I don't think they would freeze solid.
Here's a good way to find out for sure :

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Ok, that thing should be parked under a palm tree. This is just WRONG!
(says the guy whose MH is in storage in Chicago....)
That's definitely the plan for NEXT winter!
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I like this site National and Local Weather Forecast, Hurricane, Radar and Report as you can put in multiple locations AND get hourly forecast since a low of 25 may only be for an hour and then it warms up....
it's when it's cold for a LONG time you have to worry

I also took the time to put pipe wrap over my lines in the basement just as a precaution...

How about simply doing the light bulb in the basement and
opening all cabinet/ interior compartment doors to let your rv heat under the cupboards, in the basement, etc.... ?

I recall way back when I worked construction,
the first thing on a big job was to build a wooden box and put a 200 watt bulb in it....

we'd all bring frozen food and by lunchtime they'd be bubbling
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