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Old 03-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Water Connection in Below Freezing Temps

About to head to Smokey mountains in my Bounder 35k for a week. The weather is forcasted to be high 20's on some nights. I will have furnace and heat pump going but at night, should I disconnect water hose from RV or trickle the water from the sink at night? I know in my past winter experiences, if a hose was connected to hose bib, the pipes would break. Granted, it won't be that cold but want to make sure nothing freezes.

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Welcome to the forum.

To be safe, I'd disconnect the park water, roll in the hoses, and put a 75w trouble light in the plumbing bay and leave it on to provide a bit of warmth in the bay.

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I disconnect from site and drain hoses.
I fill my fresh tank up to allow use of bathroom and showers when needed.
When temps warm up reconnect.
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I disconnect from site and drain hoses.
I fill my fresh tank up to allow use of bathroom and showers when needed.
When temps warm up reconnect.

I just lost a hose and sewer pipe by leaving them connected, thinking they had no water in them but they cracked just from touch the next morning. I would suggest disconnection, placing them in the bay and place the trouble light powered up like suggested to keep them warm. I do follow the book and maintain the central LP heaters on at 60F internally and use electric blow heaters to suppliment when connected to a landline. You must maintain central heating to keep the internal water tanks from freezing.
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I just lost a hose and sewer pipe by leaving them connected, thinking they had no water in them but they cracked just from touch the next morning. I would suggest disconnection, placing them in the bay and place the trouble light powered up like suggested to keep them warm. I do follow the book and maintain the central LP heaters on at 60F internally and use electric blow heaters to suppliment when connected to a landline. You must maintain central heating to keep the internal water tanks from freezing.
Thanks for the suggestions. I will disconnect at night and provide a little heat light in the bay for the hoses.
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To be safe, I'd disconnect the park water, roll in the hoses, and put a 75w trouble light in the plumbing bay and leave it on to provide a bit of warmth in the bay.

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I do the exact same thing anytime temps will possibly dip in to the 20s
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