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Old 01-19-2014, 11:23 AM   #43
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I would add Teton to list for cold climates. We find ours extremely easy to heat.

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Old 01-20-2014, 06:54 AM   #44
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Hubby says-We have an enclosed underbelly, pump was not froze. Froze somewhere between tank and pump. Just like to figure out how to prevent this from happening for next year at hunting camp

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Old 01-20-2014, 09:28 PM   #45
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Hubby says-We have an enclosed underbelly, pump was not froze. Froze somewhere between tank and pump. Just like to figure out how to prevent this from happening for next year at hunting camp
Ankie, what floorplan do you have? We have an ElkRidge 34QSRL, and take it to the Colorado mountains to go skiing.

The fresh water drain may be the weak point. It is located between the fresh tank and the pump, it T's off and sticks out of the underbelly so you can drain the fresh tank. Since this pipe is exposed, it will freeze and block water from the tank. We cut an access hole and repositioned this drain pipe so it could be sealed inside the belly, but accessed when we needed to drain.

The other possibility is that the fresh water line is running against the frame. Touching this cold metal can help freeze the pipe.

If you access the underbelly, you can see where your pipes are running and either add heating pipe-wrap, or even just wrapping the pipes with pipe insulation may help.

Two more suggestions... If you access the underbelly, run your furnace to determine where the underbelly heating is concentrated. It may be that it's not getting hot air where needed. We added an adjustable vent to aim the air towards the tanks and pipes better.

Also, the area behind the basement wall, where your pump and many water lines are located, doesn't get that basement heat. Consider adding a lightbulb or small (safe) heat source aimed in that area.

Hope this helps!
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I added weather stripping to the front door, escape window and under two of 4 slides. Added a heat source to the storage area. The trailer is much more comfortable. The door was a big heat loss area same for the escape window.

I may do a little more with the weather stripping on the other two slides.

Thanks for all the good ideas. Adding a heat source to the basement really helped keeping the bedroom and bathroom floor nice and warm.
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we have a sabre..it stays cozy. the fireplace does a real good job down to about 40*..if its going to be really cold --32*& below..i run the furnace & fireplace.. let the water drip (never know)--we have underpinning around most of the bottom-I need to put something up front ..bedroom is a little chilly

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