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Old 12-01-2006, 06:43 AM   #1
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Thanks for the information re tires and jacks. Greatly appreciated. Have a few more topics that i have questions on.:

1. Camping in winter. We winterize to prevent freezing temperature damages to the plumbing in our MH's. With the furnace on in the MH, what prevents freezing of plumbing in the "dead spaces" i.e under the floor where temps are bound to be lower.


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Old 12-01-2006, 06:43 AM   #2
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Thanks for the information re tires and jacks. Greatly appreciated. Have a few more topics that i have questions on.:

1. Camping in winter. We winterize to prevent freezing temperature damages to the plumbing in our MH's. With the furnace on in the MH, what prevents freezing of plumbing in the "dead spaces" i.e under the floor where temps are bound to be lower.


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Old 12-01-2006, 09:42 AM   #3
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Knowing what rv you have will help folks answer you.

On our motorhome, both the plumbing & heating are ducted under the floor. The radiated heat from the ducts keeps the plumbing & holding tanks from freezing.

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If you are using the heating system of the coach to stay warm the plumbing on the coach will be fine. You will want to either fill your fresh water tank and drain the hose or you will have to insulate and maybe even heat the fresh water hose in really extreme conditions. The coldest we have been in has been single digits and did very nicely.
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You stated that you winterized the coach to prevent freezing. If that is true and you do not add water to the system and don't use the drains, you are OK.

I will assume you are talking of the black water and the Grey water tank. If this is so, we used to add sftner salt to the grey water through the black water tank. This keeps it from freezing. However, any use of the drain valves will be a problem as any water in the valve will freeze. I used to use RV antifreeze to the Grey water drains in a quantity to go through the traps and on into the holding tank. This is possible, but recomend only limited use of the grey water tanks as amount of RV antifreeze becomes a problem. Use Baby wipes for hands and etc.

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Hi, I know it may be redundant,but is your coach a Basement model? If so the above posts would be correct but I can't remember all the Mh styles and as to weather it has basement or not. If you don't have a Basement model,then forget it! There is not enough heater in the world that will help an exposed tank even with all the anti-freeze. I had problems four times with our MH holding tanks with Below 32f, They froze! Once busted the dump valve and tank {Black} what a mess that was.Cost me almost $500. to fix. I ALL ways dump the day before the weather is suppose to get that cold and add anti freeze and 'hope'. This happened in south Arizona so... Hope this helps, Dan
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