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Old 02-17-2015, 04:45 PM   #15
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Lots of great information. Wonder if the OP is reading any of this?

It would really help if he would tell us the specifics of what unit he is trying to keep the water from freezing.
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Gordon it looks like he might be very busy. I PM'd him last night requesting he return to read replies and update us on conditions.
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Gordon, the good news is that many newbies like myself are learning alot from this thread.

Last fall we spent two nights in Asheville when it went down to 22 and our water hose froze solid. Nothing fun about rummaging around in mild-weather clothing trying to un-screw the hose. Finally got a glimmer of smarts and brought the frozen hose into the MH and laid it in the shower to thaw.

I'm taking everything you guys are saying to heart...for the next time.
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Gordon, the good news is that many newbies like myself are learning alot from this thread.

Last fall we spent two nights in Asheville when it went down to 22 and our water hose froze solid. Nothing fun about rummaging around in mild-weather clothing trying to un-screw the hose. Finally got a glimmer of smarts and brought the frozen hose into the MH and laid it in the shower to thaw.

I'm taking everything you guys are saying to heart...for the next time.
If you are trying to unscrew the water hose take the DW hair dryer out there and turn it on high for a bit to thaw out the connection. Takes a few minutes but better than using pliars, etc to wrench it off.

Other alternative you can do for short times is loosen the connection at the RV so there is a bit of leakage. The running water will not freeze in the hose or the connection. You WILL have ice down the side of the unit but it will not hurt anything. When it warms it will thaw and fall off, assuming the temperature will get above freezing during the day. Ranger in a state park in Oregon had us do this for an overnight stay.
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Has been below freezing for 2 days and it was nine degrees last night with wind chills at or below zero, and water continued to flow freely thru the Pirit hose....
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If you are trying to unscrew the water hose take the DW hair dryer out there and turn it on high for a bit to thaw out the connection. Takes a few minutes but better than using pliars, etc to wrench it off.
Roger that about the hair dryer...although I think it was more benefit to my frozen fingers. Getting the whole frozen hose into the coach and into the shower was a new experience for OCD DW, lol.

I got her mind off that by asking for some hot chocolate ASAP

P.S. Running warm water over a hose gets it free of ice within 5 minutes. Now I have a plastic-caged trouble light that will stay lighted in the wetbay for the next time.
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