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Old 02-11-2015, 11:59 PM   #1
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Our first BIG trip - one question

We are heading out for a 1 1/2 month road trip in the new 19 FC. Hopefully we have most of the bugs worked out from our most recent overnights. We will be making a big loop through the southwest where night time temperature will be below freezing at times and most certainly early in our trip as we travel south from Boise. Our plan is to have all systems operational including the H2O. While I am fairly confident the major systems will be OK I am courious how one keeps the outdoor shower apparatus from freezing? Ideas? Need help here gang.

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Old 02-12-2015, 12:25 AM   #2
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I'd be worried something would freeze

But you could leave the pump off, and open hot and cold faucets that are below the outside shower, and open the outside shower valves. That would drain the shower, and only lose less than a gallon of water

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If the outdoor shower is still winterized, I would simply leave it that way and not use it.

If temps are just "dipping" below freezing overnight, it shouldn't freeze.

If you are getting a hard freeze...into the teens....that would be different.

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I would make sure to winterize the outdoor shower and leave it that way until you get to consistently warm weather. Make sure you can winterize your entire trailer again before you get back up north if the temperatures will still be below freezing upon your return and you do not have climate controlled storage.

Every other water system on your unit should be fine for the tow south so long as you can keep the interior of the trailer above freezing. Your propane furnace will heat the belly pan area a bit keeping the fresh water and holding tanks from freezing. When we run into consistently below freezing temperatures while traveling, we will actually run the furnace while on the road.
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In freezing weather, while traveling, I would run the furnace at 40 on the thermostat and the hot water heater. Also, if you are stopped and hooked up let a faucet drip. Let it run out on the ground rather than holding the drain water if necessary. When it is really cold use the onboard water and refill during the warm part of the day. Keep your water hose inside if it is that cold. If you don't it will be so stiff you can't use it when needed.
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