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Old 01-07-2014, 08:36 AM   #1
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Frozen pipes

We have an 08 montana. We skirted it and put 2inch foam inside the skirting. We have an extreme artic package. Our bathroom hit water froze. So we put a space heater in the basement and opened the cabinets. We had been dripping cold water. We opened the hot water sides and in the kitchen switched from cold water dripping to hot water dripping. Wake up this morning and still no hot water in the bathroom and now no cold water in the kitchen. Any advice is appreciated.
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Do you have water anywhere? Are you on city water or pump? Pump or city inlet/hose may be froze.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:48 AM   #3
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you might try a heat source outside/ under your rig
make sure no combustibles in the area
I have put a fan forced bathroom heater under our rig at times
Or you could head south; With an artic package and insulated skirting and your still having problems
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We have cold water in the bathroom and hot water in the kitchen. Using a heated hose hooked up to city water. In superior WI with -45 wind chill this morning.
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Our city water is directly under the trailer.
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Try tracing where the piping goes and either aiming space heaters at them or putting heat tape around them. The thing we do very successfully is run a recirculator pump at the bath sink which happens to be the furthest fixture from the water heater. Before installing this we had the cold water pipe to the bath sink freeze even with added basement insulation, etc, no pipes freeze with this.
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Open the wall between the basement and crawl space and put a small fan to circulate the heat. 4th winter in Michigan and thats what I did after the first time it froze. no problems since in 4 winters. going to be above 0 today for the first time since Friday.

Our Alpine also had a metal wall on the back of the propane tanks in the basement area I glued 2" of foam to it. Nice and warm now
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We have an 08 montana. We skirted it and put 2inch foam inside the skirting. We have an extreme artic package. Our bathroom hit water froze. So we put a space heater in the basement and opened the cabinets. We had been dripping cold water. We opened the hot water sides and in the kitchen switched from cold water dripping to hot water dripping. Wake up this morning and still no hot water in the bathroom and now no cold water in the kitchen. Any advice is appreciated.
Run one of your furnace tubes into that compartment and narrow the opening so you don't lose a bunch of heater pressure in the coach. You won't miss one tube. Also here at Point Mallard they recommend using heat tape lengthwise along your water hose at the spigot,wrapped in electrical tape and plugged in at your service box. Use a short water hose as well, you don't want any hose laying on the ground! Hope this helps.
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