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Old 09-02-2015, 07:50 PM   #43
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Ok....we're talking about the same thing, let's try not to confuse the OP.

You don't have to be hooked up to municipal water....they can just fill their fresh water tanks, which is what most do when freezing temps are expected. Then you don't have to worry about your hose, connection, etc.

Might be able to wrap that external shower....its behind a door, so somewhat protected.

The moderator pump is a different story.


My references were to the interior staying warm enough, with the furnace running at comfort level, to keep things from freezing inside.

I've realized the municipal connection you are talking about is the campgrounds, not the connection to it from the Interstate.

I've never heard of anyone carrying something to protect the campground water supply, but one could certainly do that if the campground didn't take care of it, I guess.


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Old 09-03-2015, 01:54 AM   #44
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I've realized the municipal connection you are talking about is the campgrounds, not the connection to it from the Interstate.
No. I'm talking about the connection on the side of the van, not the service pedestal. Mine froze on a New Year's camping trip in January 2014 at Poverty Point State Park. I wasn't hooked up to municipal water; I was using water from my fresh tank. But there was some water remaining in the municipal water inlet from my previous camping trip when I did use the hookup, and that's the water that froze.

Also, external shower hookups vary from model to model. Mine is not behind a door, it's right on the side of the van, and it routinely froze during winter camping trips (and developed a permanent leak that had to be repaired by replacing the fitting) until I started using those Styrofoam faucet protectors on the side of the van attached to the water inlet and the shower attachment point.

It's up to the campground to protect the campground's hose connection, so I pay that no mind. If the camp hosts come around and tell me to open it a crack so water will drip then I do so. If they shut the water right off at the source, then that's fine as well, as long as I've already filled the fresh tank before they do.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:53 AM   #45
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Hmmmm.

Might just leave that outside shower winterized until well into warm weather. It is always the last thing to be cleared with fresh water for me

Hopefully the OP won't run into such severe cold on this trip.


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Old 12-14-2015, 11:09 AM   #46
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Leak finally fixed

On our trip to Yellowstone we had more leaks when raining. This time the water came out, almost streaming, where the passenger seat belt attaches to the wall. So...this time we took it back to the dealer from whom we purchased it. They removed the awning which meant removing all the cabinets on that side of the vehicle. They found that the awning was not only installed incorrectly but also had zero caulking! Well, after 8 hours of airstream labor, and a road trip to test it, the roof is finally fixed. Yeah! That's a relief.
Out side of the leaking problem the trip to Yellowstone was great and the Grand Tetons even greater. We had reserved a plug in campsite in case of freezing weather. However, it was not really necessary since we adjusted our timing to stay out of the park during the cold snap. Yellowstone was unusually busy for the first week after labor day, according to the rangers. Most campgrounds were full by 8:30; all were full by noon. The park did not feel crowded, however. No problems with traffic or parking or such.
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