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Old 10-27-2008, 06:47 AM   #1
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travelling in cold weather

how do you keep your plumbing from freezing when pulling the airstream during freezing weather? about a 5 hr trip.

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:55 AM   #2
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I drain out the lines coming out of the fresh water tank and pour antifreeze in the drains and toilet. Works fine in 10 degree weather. Better yet would be to tow in a completely winterized state or at least dry to where you are going. Hope that helps.


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Old 10-27-2008, 06:56 AM   #3
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Hello rollout and Welcome to the forums. You can put a gallon of the non toxic RV specific antifreeze into the holding tank. When I travel in the winter and still want to use my facilities, I have blown out the lines with a small air compressor that I carry along in the tow vehicle before departure. SO far, I have not had a problem. As in post #2 above, the safest way would be to tow with the unit winterized, for NO surprises.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:26 PM   #4
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Last November we travelled in Colorado and Arizona during some record cold weather and didn't do anything. I figured the water sloshing around in the tanks wouldn't freeze and the trailer retained enough warmth during the day from being heated overnight plus heat picked up from the sun would prevent freezing. I had no problems. I think you could run the furnace while traveling since many run the refrigerator, but it would use a lot of propane. I don't know how tanks are heated (if they are) on your trailer, Rollout. When you stop, you could run the furnace for a while.

The new thermostats will keep the temp as low as 40˚ which is what I set it at while it's a home and I'm going to take it out again. I turn on the heat pump and when the temp gets down to about 28˚, the furnace goes on automatically.

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