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Old 01-14-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Possibly Diet Coke Exploding in Camper?

I need help!!!!

I left about 10 cans of diet coke in the closet of our 2012 Keystone Outback Travel Trailer two weeks ago. It has been very cold about 19 degrees at night for about 4 or 5 days in a row in Western NC and we are up in the mountains. What are the chances that these cans have exploded? I am leaving in the morning to check on the status.

I am hoping that it is insulated enough to prevent it from exploding.

Would anything on the floor and below would had been ruined by the explosion if it happened?

Please help this a brand new camper that we purchased on December 30, 2011.

Thank you for any assistance!
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I left a can of Sprite in the refrigerator over the winter in Ohio last year. It blew up, left quite a mess in the bottom of the refer for me. Get back to it before the frozen coke melts.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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The chances of your soda exploding is low. However I would go out and fetch them just to be sure, Low = not zero.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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It's probably a toss up. Continous 19 degrees will for sure freeze them up. If the temp in the day got into the 40's, or had bright sun, you could be ok. Good luck.
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Oh boy! Welcome deenad to the forum. Are you asking for words of encouragement or help cleaning up the mess? I can help with the first but am too far away to assist with the second. Like stated above, probably won't explode. But also, like about, if they do try to get back before they thaw out. Good Luck!!!!
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Oh boy! Welcome deenad to the forum. Are you asking for words of encouragement or help cleaning up the mess? I can help with the first but am too far away to assist with the second. Like stated above, probably won't explode. But also, like about, if they do try to get back before they thaw out. Good Luck!!!!
You must had been reading my mind....I need words of encouragement!!
Our first travel trailer that we bought as our second home and it is up in on our property in Western NC. We leave for the first time to go home in GA and when we see that it will be real cold and more real cold. We set high on a mountain under trees not much sun and all I can think aoubt is my camper filled with diet coke and yes we now remember we left 4 bottles of red wine on the floor by front door. Hubby said it wouldn't freeze. I am having seconds thoughts. We are leaving at 4 AM to drive to make sure since this is our first camper/second home to us for a very long time. It has got to be perfect and as pretty as I had bought it!

Thanks everyone....I will come back tomorrow night and let you know how we came out.
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You must had been reading my mind....I need words of encouragement!!
Our first travel trailer that we bought as our second home and it is up in on our property in Western NC. We leave for the first time to go home in GA and when we see that it will be real cold and more real cold. We set high on a mountain under trees not much sun and all I can think aoubt is my camper filled with diet coke and yes we now remember we left 4 bottles of red wine on the floor by front door. Hubby said it wouldn't freeze. I am having seconds thoughts. We are leaving at 4 AM to drive to make sure since this is our first camper/second home to us for a very long time. It has got to be perfect and as pretty as I had bought it!

Thanks everyone....I will come back tomorrow night and let you know how we came out.
First, welcome to the forum! Hopefully all is well with your new camper. Even if some of the cokes exploded, you can probably clean it up easily...maybe a carpet shampooer or whatever. Good luck.
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I've had cans and leak in my garage and car with the temps slightly below freezing and only for overnight.
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We leave stuff like this in our shower...makes the clean up easier ; )
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Diet soda has no sugar in it ,it will freeze before regular soda. as you can see in the picture ,the bottoms and ends of the cans are made to expand out with pressure. If you have one that has popped out ,be careful with it. You may get wet.

I have worked in the beverage world for 32 years.

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Yep, you will be cleaning up soda in your closet, I do believe you should take some water, bucket, and some rags. But don't worry, when it warms up the bugs, ants and critters will have something to snack on.
The good news is, that brand new looking closet will have that lived in look. The first stains in a new trailer are the worst.

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Actually you shouldn't have bug/ants issue if it is a diet beverage. Nothing there for bugs except water & brown coloring. I've had a couple of Diet Coke leakers & a 2 liter that fell out of fridge & broke. The spills actually cleaned up fairly well from carpet...unlike diet Dr Pepper which stained my area rug & grout between tile. Hopefully they were all still frozen when you arrived. Best of luck.

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Definitely easier to clean up diet stuff. Doesn't leave the sticky mess that sugared drinks leave. And, unlike us humans, bugs and mice are smart enough not to eat artifical sweetners.
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I don't know about soda, but have left beer(i like it cold)in the freezer too long(overnight) and they didn't explode. You couldn't stand them up any more.
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