Originally Posted by jcbinky
How do you camp in the winter ? how do you keep water and sewer line from freezing
Start the engine and go south. LOL (Sorry, I was thinking someone else would have already said that.)
I am a weather watcher and anticipate when I plan to unhook water hoses when freezing temps might arrive. I'm not so concerned about the sewer hose and concentrate on the fresh water hose.
As mentioned, use of the furnace helps keep the basement warm and in my case I have a duct with a powered fan that directs some of the furnace output directly into the water bay. Even with that I think I may run a 40W bulb in the bay 24/7 when it starts to get really cold. We also have heating pads for the tanks themselves so that should be fine.
We ran a test a few weeks ago and did a total water and sewer disconnect. With our normal use that includes a stacked washer/dryer we found we could easily fill the grey tank in 4-5 days and sometimes in only 3 days. I really depended on how often we did laundry and what cycles we used. Without the W/D I think we could have easily gone 10 days on the grey tank. The black tank always goes 10 days easily but we are working (When not on furlough. LOL) and have access to work "facilities" to reduce black tank usage.
In preparation for cold weather I did set up quick connects at all points of my water hose system. I don't think it would be fun screwing and unscrewing hose connections in the cold.
2 things we will need to do (or at least consider) are:
1. Remove the extra whole house filter we have outside the coach. We are looking at replacing the coach mounted single filter with a dual filter in the protected water bay.
2. In extremely cold temps shut off and drain the ice maker hose. It is exposed to cold temps with little protection.
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