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Old 03-02-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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Cold weather traveling

We are going to Angel Fire NM for spring break I have a 29 foot Cherokee travel trailer, what percautions do I need to take for my plumbing? Instead of connecting to the water supply do fill my tank and use my on board water? My tank is located under my couch so it should stay warm. And any special percautions I should take for my grey and black water tanks? Thanks
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:49 PM   #2
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twadem...first of all- Welcome to iRV2!! We are usually a bit faster to answer -so I apologize for not answering last night.

Can you tell us what the normal temps are for the time you will be in NM for the time you are going? You may not need to do anything...

Some things you can do is to do as you asked..and fill your water tank and then use your water pump. You can also put a temp. monitor in your wet bay to monitor the temps. It may stay warm enough that you won't need to do anything else. You can always put a shop drop light in the wet bay and turn the bulb on at night when the temps dip down too.

That is just one idea... I am sure others will tell us what they think...

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Old 03-03-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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Is it still skiing weather there at spring break--guess so? How high will you be camping? Will you have early sun, or be shaded by a hill? Any temps below 32 will risk freezing the water line, so yes, you will need to keep the tank filled and work off it until the temp comes up in the morning. Also, if hooked to a sewer, then you would need to chase the fluid out of the low spots each evening. Do you have an electric heater--suggest you get a Vornado digital model, they do very well in keeping the interior comfy without the furnace. If you depend on the furnace only, and you are cold-natured, then it will run a lot and that will use propane and dry the air badly.
But, still, cold weather camping can be fun.
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It will be cold for sure in the evenings. There should be a lot of snow on the ground. Even in the dead of summer it can be jacket weather in the evening. I would have water in the tanks and unhook the fresh water line in the evening. If you don't have heaters on the tanks, I would try to get some lights on them for a little extra warmth. Angel Fire is a super place.
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Thanks, for all your information
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Thanks for all your help, great site!!
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I have been to Angel Fire during January to ski ... there is a great RV park nearby ... they are used to people being there during ski season ...

I filled my fresh water tank as well as dumping my holding tanks in the afternoons after skiing ... then STOWED both hoses so they did not freeze ...

You might take along a trouble light or two to place in any area where your water lines might freeze ... when I was there a two guys in 5th wheels were thawing their water lines a couple of mornings ...

Have a great ski vacation ... I am jealous ...
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