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Old 11-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm in my first few months full timing in my Thor Daybreak Class A. I've winterized my water hose with heat tape and put lights in my under compartments for heat. I know I should leave the furnace on during very cold weather (under freezing) but what about the water heater? Should I leave the water heater on when the weather gets very cold? It runs on both propane and electric and right now we are wintering in a full hook up park. Any advice for the newbie about wintering in the Pacific Northwest is much welcome. Thanks

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Old 11-19-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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IF you are in a park with full hookup and your Water Heater runs off of electricity then leave it on and do not worry about it.

I am going to make a comment here and I expect other comments about it. I am curious what other people have done and look forward to reading their posts. I noticed you said you put heat tape on your Fresh Water Hose. I started to do that then when I looked at the Heat TApe box it specifically stated do not use with hoses. I went ahead and bought the hose with the built in heat tape. It was pretty expensive and just a heat tape would have been a lot cheaper I just do not know what it will do to the hose since it specifically warns not to use it for that purpose
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Hello, I'm in my first few months full timing in my Thor Daybreak Class A. I've winterized my water hose with heat tape and put lights in my under compartments for heat. I know I should leave the furnace on during very cold weather (under freezing) but what about the water heater? Should I leave the water heater on when the weather gets very cold? It runs on both propane and electric and right now we are wintering in a full hook up park. Any advice for the newbie about wintering in the Pacific Northwest is much welcome. Thanks

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Pacific Northwest doesn't get real cold for any length of time. Close enough to ocean to keep it above freezing most of the time.
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