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Old 12-11-2015, 12:55 AM   #1
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Hello from beautiful 70° Tulsa,Oklahoma.
In preparation of winter, yesterday I skirted my trailer. It will remain at it's current location all winter. I will place two heat lamps under it for temperatures below freezing.
Is it possible to protect water hoses with heat tape covered with pipe insulation? T.C.

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Old 12-11-2015, 05:27 AM   #2
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Is it possible to protect water hoses with heat tape covered with pipe insulation? T.C.
Yes. But if the budget will support it, you can buy heated hoses. Camco and Pirit both make heated fresh water hoses, available from Camping World, Amazon, and other fine retailers. Pipe insulation over one of these premade hoses would be even better.

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We were in Stillwater from 2 January to the latter part of May, so we have some idea of what you will be looking at. A heated water hose will help, but only for getting water IN. I don't know of any heated sewer hoses. Don't forget that you will need to either have a freeze-proof faucet or disconnect the hose when the temperature is predicted to get near freezing.

Another idea is to dump and fill according to the weather. If you know about how long you can go on the internal tanks, you can plan your filling and dumping accordingly. Obviously, you don't want to run out of water, nor do you want your waste tanks to overflow, but if you can adjust "utility" days a bit, you can do quite well.
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