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Old 04-10-2017, 09:09 AM   #1
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2016 Phaeton - Sub - Zero (at night) Weather Camping

Besides retracting water filler hose at night, leaving propane furnace thermostats set to (min) 45 degrees, leaving electric & propane water heaters on, anything else I should be doing to protect from freeze damage to plumbing & other things? It is above freezing in daytime. Thx in advance for advice . . .
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:53 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have it covered.
Just the rear furnace heats the wet bay. When we are in overnight freezing temps that are in the 20's , I put a small electric heater in the wet bay. We like a cool bedroom so the rear furnace is off.
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We traveled in the winter in my friends 06 Coachmen Pathfinder. He found that the furnace didnt heat the actual bay where the water inlet and sewer drains are. He froze his water filter the first night. After that he put several wireless remote temperature sensors down there to monitor the basement and the wet bay. When we parked at night, we ran an extension cord into the bay and put on a 60 watt light bulb to keep it from freezing. Never had any trouble after that, but the digital read outs were handy for monitoring the temps in the basement and wet bay.
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Check your Residential Frig. Most don't have any insulation between the back of frig and the outer access panel. My ice maker valve froze 2 winters ago.
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We have a 2016 36gh and have been in those temps. I suggest a small heater in the wet bay
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