Originally Posted by atherton42
Hi All - I'm new here. I live in Albuquerque but I work alternate two week period up in Farmington, NM on the Colorado boarder. While working I live in my 1995 Excella 25. It gets cold in Farmington - in the teens to 20s at night. I know about heat tape on the water line - do I also need it on the dump line? Do I need to put some sort of barrier around the outside of the trailer below the trailer to the ground ? Will the interior pipes freeze if I leave the furnace set to 50 degrees? Will they freeze if I turn off the furnace and heat with an electric interior heater? How about the water heater tank if I don't leave the hot water turned "on" all the time?
Help! Thanks, Atherton42
I have the same year, model & size Airstream as you do.
I purchased mine in Seattle in Feb. 2003 and hauled it back to ABQ.
While overnighting in Utah, I thought I would save on propane and run an electric heater inside instead of using the furnace.
The holding tanks froze up and I could not dump them.
When I got back to ABQ they thawed out without any apparent damage.
Later I learned that the furnace heat ducts are routed down by the holding tanks for the express purpose of keeping them from freezing.
By the way, Ken J from Durango, CO and I are trying to form a new WBCCI unit called the Four Corners Unit. If you like to camp in the scenic areas of the Southwest, then feel free to join us. More info at the web page link in my signature.