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Old 11-10-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Freezing Weather and Low Point Drain Valves

I am traveling east and have gotten caught up in a cold and snow snap in Salt Lake City. It is supposed to get down to 22 for two nights. I am in a 19 ft Chalet Takena TT. I have full hookup and a heated supply water line. I am assured that all plumbing is inside and it will be safe. However, the low point water drain valves stick out about 2 inches outside. We have covered them with socks. Do I need to worry and if so, what should I do?

Also, I have left the grey and black drain lines open. I have been told that in time, the drain line could freeze but this is only for two days and then it will warm. Since my tanks are exposed, I would rather not leave water in them.

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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The socks will work fine. You have everthing else it seems covered.
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I'd imagine you've done about all you need to. The drain valves are probably plastic, not the conductors of heat metal valves would be. If it really concerns you, a 100 watt light bulb up under the skirt of the trailer would provide enough heat to keep things from freezing.
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You're not going to use the water inside and have water flowing through the tanks are you?
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I am traveling east and have gotten caught up in a cold and snow snap in Salt Lake City. It is supposed to get down to 22 for two nights. I am in a 19 ft Chalet Takena TT. I have full hookup and a heated supply water line. I am assured that all plumbing is inside and it will be safe. However, the low point water drain valves stick out about 2 inches outside. We have covered them with socks. Do I need to worry and if so, what should I do?

Also, I have left the grey and black drain lines open. I have been told that in time, the drain line could freeze but this is only for two days and then it will warm. Since my tanks are exposed, I would rather not leave water in them.

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I always wondered about those low point drains also. They seem too exposed. Report back on how things went.
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You're not going to use the water inside and have water flowing through the tanks are you?
Yes. We did leave the water just dripping and had no problems. I am not certain if the socks were necessary, but we did not have any damage.

We did not use the fresh water holding tank, but I did leave the grey and black water drain valves open. The drain line was under several inches of snow, so the non-frozen ground may have helped that a bit, I guess.
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