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Old 02-18-2014, 12:33 PM   #1
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What temp outside will cause damage?

We are camping and the water lines are all charged with shore water. All tanks have water in them. All the antifreeze has been purged. We can keep the interior of our Airstream about 25 degrees above the outdoor temp with the heat pump or a small electric heater. Our furnace has been removed.

How cold do you think it can get outside before we run into trouble?

Thanks for your help!

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Old 02-18-2014, 01:09 PM   #2
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Colder than it will get in Kiowa, TX in February or March.



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Old 02-18-2014, 01:20 PM   #3
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headed North

We are itching to go North. Just wanted some opinion on how susceptible the exterior of the Airstream is to freezing.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:27 PM   #4
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With the furnace removed, the tanks will not have any heat going to them if you are heading north. Jim
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:32 PM   #5
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Freezing for several hours....
I'd suggest you leave cabinet and closet doors open overnight or whenever near freezing.
I'd invest I'm a thermometer with a freeze alarm just so you know when you are near the threshold

FWIW we have been in 17 temps and not had am issue. We used a styrofoam cap over city water inlet and flush. Everything else is butyl foam protected.
Best luck and use common sense.
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