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Old 01-22-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hello, I have just purchased my first TT. It's a 21ft Veiwfinder by Cruiser RV W/out a heated under belley. We live in North Texas and the Tempature here hardly ever get below Freezing. We are planning a trip to Denver in late Feb. and I'm concerned about the temp. getting in the upper twenties. We will only be there for 6 days. If the heater is on in the TT will the tanks and/or lines freeze or do they need to be heated and/or insulated?
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with no heated or enclosed underbelly your tanks will not be heated. Some here have used heat tape on the tanks. I am in a campground now and have been all winter. There are a few here without heated tanks and they are constantly out there with heaters trying to thaw their tanks. Doesn't look like a fun time.

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Without heated and insulated tanks the likely hood of freeze ups goes up greatly. For the costs of driving and dragging your trailer you might consider getting a motel room for the few days you will be there. Anytime the temps go below 32 degrees it is likely you will encounter freezing lines too. Do you really want to wake up in the morning and have DW complaining about no hot water?? Unless you have done it a few times and have some experience or understanding of how your RV will work in below freezing temps it is best left for another time.
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Originally posted by dlgthatsme:
Hello, I have just purchased my first TT. It's a 21ft Veiwfinder by Cruiser RV W/out a heated under belley. We live in North Texas and the Tempature here hardly ever get below Freezing. We are planning a trip to Denver in late Feb. and I'm concerned about the temp. getting in the upper twenties. We will only be there for 6 days. If the heater is on in the TT will the tanks and/or lines freeze or do they need to be heated and/or insulated?
Here is a link to tank heaters that could be an option for you and seem to be reasonably priced. Once installed, you would not have to worry about cold weather camping again. You definately should consider something like this as it appears your tanks are not insulated/heated.
12v/120v RV Tank heaters
Here is another link to RV tank heaters.http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/p...ding-tank-heater.htm

and another:http://www.dyersonline.com/Pro...eezing__19-1471.aspx
You might also consider plugging in a garage drop cord light or one with a clamp with a 60-100 watt bulb in the WH/waterpump area.
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It is my experience that if daytime temperatures reach 40's and nightime temperatures don't fall below 28 freezing is not a problem. Any wind-break around your trailer(under-skirting) will greatly help prevent frozen tanks.
Fill your fresh water tank, then drain/store your hose. Leave all drain valves closed until emptying is required, at warmest time of day.
Open all cabinet doors to allow warm air to reach any water lines in compartments.
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Thank you all, I think I will use the Ultaheat blanket on the fresh water tank and heat tape and insulate the fresh water lines. Then buy a short pipe heater at the local hardware store just in case the black and grey drains freeze.What's Ya'll thoughts on this?
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