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Old 10-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #15
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Have never used a hose heating product. It all sounds interesting. I try to use vsheetz's method of keeping out of the cold weather, but on our last trip we were caught in a deep freeze. Temps got down to the teen's. I just had all the faucets running a fast drip and had no issues.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:38 AM   #16
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I think all these alternative solutions are terrific, I must say most inventive, I thought the heated hose a good idea because of the extreme cold we do experience at times -30C
sometimes lower but seldom.

Might have to double wrap even the heat hose!!

Thanks for all the great ideas folks, !
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:37 PM   #17
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I bought a 50 foot pirit heated hose.
Build your own wouldn't be bad, but go with a 50 foot one.
I have been in so many parks where a 25 foot one wasn't long enough.
I use it for the winter and store it for summer.
Best advice go where it's warm in winter cold in summer..
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:04 AM   #18
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I bought a 50 foot pirit heated hose.
Build your own wouldn't be bad, but go with a 50 foot one.
I have been in so many parks where a 25 foot one wasn't long enough.
I use it for the winter and store it for summer.
Best advice go where it's warm in winter cold in summer..
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I thought my 'passport days were done... only needed for overseas, but sadly now for 'overland'
So for now I am north bound .... but ,this too shall pass...
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Does Alberta have the enhanced drivers license as they do in B.C. Can be used to cross the border like a passport?
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I was in Utah last winter and it got down to -19 F brrrrr. Took a lot to keep everything going. I used the heater hose shown purchased at a store similar to a tractor supply, and it wasn't enough!! I then insulated the hose with a foam wrap (from Lowes split on one side so it slips over the hose easy and then zip tied it shut; still not enough!!!! Removed the insulation and added a heat strip and reinstalled the insulation; ahhh now we're talking. By the way, have your heat strip run over the water bib and stand pipe and insulate that as well. I use the insulated hose in the summer as it keeps the water from getting too hot when it sits in the sun.

Then we had a "poopcycle" that required a new hose, insulated it with an aluminum wrapped fiberglass vent hose and made sure it completely drained everytime we drained the tanks and we were good to go. An important note, don't use a heat strip on the drain hose or it will melt through (yuck) and you'll need a new hose (yeah, I melted a hose)....

Oh yeah, a 60 watt incandescent light in the utility locker kept things toasty in there; prevents frozen valves.

Another point of interest is that propane is less efficient in cold weather and you can get a warming blanket for your tank.

Couldn't do the fast drip method as the drain hose would freeze unless the water was moving pretty quick. And when we did try it with a closed grey water tank we had a near over flow problem.
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