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Old 10-16-2012, 03:20 PM   #15
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Oh, we can camp year-round up here! The trick is to use the hose to fill the heated on-board water tank, then disconnect immediately. (During mid-winter, there's about a seven minute window before non-moving water starts to freeze, plenty of time to get the tank filled and hose disconnected again.)

Brrrrrr. Just think: Only about 10 more weeks before we can expect the season's low temps of 30 to 40 below zero.


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Old 10-16-2012, 05:34 PM   #16
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Oh, we can camp year-round up here! The trick is to use the hose to fill the heated on-board water tank, then disconnect immediately. (During mid-winter, there's about a seven minute window before non-moving water starts to freeze, plenty of time to get the tank filled and hose disconnected again.)

Brrrrrr. Just think: Only about 10 more weeks before we can expect the season's low temps of 30 to 40 below zero.


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The coldest we have ever camped was about -15. It was in a Bigfoot with the cold weather package. I wouldn't want to do it in an Airstream. We did the same thing. We filled the freshwater tank quickly, drained the hose and put it back in the storage compartment.

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Then, when I winterize again at the end of the trip, I waste very little water, only the contents of the water heater and inside lines.
How much are you really wasting, though? We use most of our fresh water tank in about one weekend of camping, so the actual waste is just a few gallons at most. I could easily empty the 22 gallon fresh water tank in the B190 in a couple days, without using the shower. Moreover, you don't actually have to fill the tank; after you use the tank a couple times you'll get to the point where you know how much you'll generally use.
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