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Old 10-15-2017, 08:03 AM   #1
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20 degrees last night in a Bay Star Sport

For those folks who worry about below freezing overnight temperature here's a first hand report: We're on the Western slope of CO for a week. Last night it dropped to 20 degrees so we had a chance to see how well the coach handled the cold.
We had advance warning that it was going to be a hard freeze when the park shut off the water system. Our black water tank had four gallons of water as we had just dumped it. The gray water tank is empty and fresh water is about 60 gallons.
Before we turned in we fired up the water heater and set the furnace at 70 degrees. We ran a ceramic heater at floor level for about three hours before bed.
I got up at 6 AM to check everything out. The fresh water tank was at 50 degrees and the compartment with the pump was at 41.
Biggest observation: the driver's compartment gets COLD! Before shutting off the engine setting the heater to "Recirculate" makes a difference but it still gets cold up front. The rest of the coach was just fine. The exterior of the compartments was at 20 degrees so the door insulation did it's job. It's nice to know that the coach can handle a cold snap.
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Sounds good. By way of comparison its been 15 to 20 overnight in Canada with our 2017 Renegade Verona. The tanks have heat strips which has kept them from freezing so far. The single pain windows ice up and if there is any wind at all the furnace runs non stop with 2 1500 watt electric heaters going. Can't get warmer than about 67 inside with wind.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:01 AM   #3
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Your well insulated Newmar will serve you well we have camped at 1* temp's and no freeze ups.
If temp's were to go colder place a insulated blanket on floor of your water bay to help that area.
Here are some more tips for fun winter camping. Check link #4.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:13 AM   #4
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This is great to know since we have travel plans in the Mid-Atlantic area through November. It do wonder why the water pump wasnít installed in the wet bay like higher end models. Then it would be one location to keep warm and monitor.
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Your water bay and tank compartment bays are heated by your furnace.
Maybe not as warm as your living quarters but warm enough to keep from freezing.
Most of your plumbing is in the insulated ceiling of your compartments below.
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Thatís my point 007. For some reason the Bay Star has the water pump in the compartment forward of the wet bay. Itís on the back wall separating the bays but non the less not in there with the other plumbing.
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Mine was in the fresh water bay , 2 tanks,next to water heater not in the water bay.
The heat will protect it.
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