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Old 11-24-2020, 12:48 PM   #1
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Have a 2020 Windsport 29m and I am wondering if the on board heating system will keep all the water pipes warm enough to keep them from freezing?
Any one have any experience?
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Yes it will, at night open cabinet doors so the heat can into. You will use a lot of lpg.
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I have a 2020 Hurricane 29m and have not lived in it during sub-freezing weather so I do not have personal experience. I do know that the water supply line from the fresh tank to the pump runs through an unheated basement compartment. That would be one concern. The water supply lines to the outdoor kitchen also run through unheated spaces. The macerator pump/trap beneath the outdoor kitchen sink is also in unheated space. My thought is it would probably be ok over night if daytime temps return to well above freezing.
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Old 11-25-2020, 06:26 AM   #4
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I use a small heater in my wet bay to keep everything warm and two ceramic heaters inside the coach with the propane set at 60 (just in case the others fail)
i also just put my water on board ilo hooked up.
i don't hook up the sewer until I am full ...dump ...then unhook...
I have had no issues even at 10 degrees doing this
Just make sure the heaters have safety switch's.
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Sounds like good advice. I can't help you as we don't camp in freezing weather. I try to head south for the winter. Not this year.

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Originally Posted by bgoff46 View Post
Have a 2020 Windsport 29m and I am wondering if the on board heating system will keep all the water pipes warm enough to keep them from freezing?
Any one have any experience?
Don't leave water line connected, keep water heater on if equipped, space heater down in wet bay and heaters or furnace on in living quarters. Should have no problems.
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Hello & welcome. We have done lots of winter camping with all of our rigs but chose to skip it as we are now a little older. Best temp specific advise you could get would be from someone with your like rig. Our current coach is probably the best insulated of the ones we have had. We spent time in Nappanee IN in both December and January in the last few years & handled it easily. If I remember correct the night lows were in the teens and days warmed to 30ish. Our second rig was poorly insulated & we met our match camping over Christmas in about 2010. Temps were much colder with nights in the single digits and days in the teens. We did suffer frozen pipes & limped home. If I wanted to test a rig for it's limits I would set up a few temp probes in basement & wet bay and keep an eye on temps. IMO you'll be fine as todays rigs are typically better built.
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