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Old 01-02-2018, 08:29 AM   #1
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Froze up

I committed the cardinal sin last night. I forgot to turn on both faucets so they run overnight. Temperatures dropped down into the single digits overnight and won't be above freezing for the next couple of days.

Hmmmm.

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Why not turn on the heater (or put a space heater inside) now warm up everything and see if anything bad happened.
The nice thing about the "PEX" piping used in most coaches, is that it can expand if the water in it freezes and it will not split. However that is not true for the plastic fittings and other components used in the faucets and such. Hopefully no damage was done.
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Good luck!! We were in Williams Arizona and the temps dropped...when things broke open there must have been a big surge of minerals and such...we had to replace the kitchen faucet and toilet!
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As others said, the newer PEX piping is a bit better or more forgiving than older plastic. Mine has froze up 2 nights in a row. I can't leave a hose hooked and drip water, so fill my on board tank weekly. Luckily a little heat in the compartment by the pump has thawed the pump after an hour or so. We were having furnace issues the last few nights also. Its supposed to get below 0 again this weekend and will leave an electric heater in the compartment on those nights.
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My DW and I fixed the problem last night. All issues were found to be outside the RV, not inside. The RV park we're at didn't have the metal lines insulated well enough allowing the line to freeze. It's insulated well enough now.

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Your RV is built to be self-contained, use it as intended. Re-fill the fresh water tank in the afternoon, drain holding tanks, store all hoses until you need to replenish your water supply.
Keep all interior doors, drawers, etc open during the night to allow air circulation, even a small fan will provide adequate circulation into tight areas.
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Your RV is built to be self-contained, use it as intended. Re-fill the fresh water tank in the afternoon, drain holding tanks, store all hoses until you need to replenish your water supply.
Keep all interior doors, drawers, etc open during the night to allow air circulation, even a small fan will provide adequate circulation into tight areas.
Ray, yours are correct comments if we were storing our RV. But we live in it full time and with temperature in the teens it's not practical to leave the doors open an nights. Besides, there are coyotes where we live. Not really interested in being their dinner. And Roy Moore lives here, so we lock our doors.

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Ray, yours are correct comments if we were storing our RV. But we live in it full time and with temperature in the teens it's not practical to leave the doors open an nights. Besides, there are coyotes where we live. Not really interested in being their dinner. And Roy Moore lives here, so we lock our doors.

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I'm pretty sure he was talking about internal doors.
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Ray, yours are correct comments if we were storing our RV. But we live in it full time and with temperature in the teens it's not practical to leave the doors open an nights. Besides, there are coyotes where we live. Not really interested in being their dinner. And Roy Moore lives here, so we lock our doors.

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Inside doors! Cabinets, throne room, closets, drawers, etc; the goal is to allow warm air to circulate. A tiny fan helps a lot too.
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