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Old 11-03-2020, 11:44 AM   #1
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Protecting Refrigerator Water Line

We are planning a trip to Nappanee in early December. I've found out that the water line that supplies the Refrigerator is exposed under the Driver's side slide out when extended. While the line is insulated, I worry with very cold outside temps, this line could freeze. I have located the cutoff for it and the line to the generator, but there is not drain line for the refrigerator line as there is for the generator bay water line

It would seem the best course of action would be to winterize with the pink stuff and then close the cutoffs; then unwinterize for the trip. Not sure if I should go to that amount of trouble or not.
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Protecting Refrigerator Water Line

You are correct on all your points, but I believe you will find that what you see as insulation is actually a heat wrap. Crawl into the bay and look up (near that valve) you will see an electrical connection. Probably 115v? Now- is it thermostatically controlled? I would think so. But, wintering that line and closing that valve would be one less thing to worry about.
Edit- sorry, having reread your post, you probably realize it is a heated line.
What you are suggesting is indeed exactly what I plan to do!
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That line should be heat tape wrapped & thermostatically controlled- mine is. Check it out to be sure yours is also.

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Man, got to love this forum! You guys are great! Went out and looked at the connection, and sure enough it is connected to a heat line. Good to know and thanks again!

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This topic was discussed some time age. There is a module in the house battery bay that controls the heated water line. I found this module worked better for me by moving it forward under the hood. This put it in a more open area. See port # 19.


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