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Old 09-26-2016, 10:43 AM   #21
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Hey Dave. Seems like an oxymoron to " put a cooler outside". Are you keeping the stuff inside cool OR preventing it from getting too cool ???

Have to think about that.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:18 AM   #22
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I got the pirit hose, worked well for the last 2 winters, going in to our third now..

https://www.amazon.com/Pirit-PWL-03-...ted+water+hose
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:52 AM   #23
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Hey Dave. Seems like an oxymoron to " put a cooler outside". Are you keeping the stuff inside cool OR preventing it from getting too cool ???

Have to think about that.
Just keeping the critters out of the food.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:29 PM   #24
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Thanks

Looks like the heated hose is the way to go. We are expecting snow here in WY early next week so I really appreciate all the help. We also will start heading south to some warmer weather soon, that will solve our freezing concerns for sure.

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Old 09-28-2016, 07:14 AM   #25
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We were at a CG outside Sault Ste. Marie, Ont a few years ago. Lots of coolers outside most with chains and padlocks. The 2 legged "critters" go around and snatch beer at night. Beer is $$$$ in Canada.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:43 PM   #26
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In BC, we would Never leave a cooler outside at night, as a bear can smell one from a long way off, and open it with the flick of some 3-inch claws. Then again, they hibernate in winter. Bust now they're down in the valleys looking for backyard fruit trees, for fattening up. We'd lock up our cooler in the TV.

Just back from a couple of nights at Kootenay Creek Provincial Park near Nelson, BC. A great place to camp, complete with bear **** on the hiking trails. One bounded across HY 3A on our drive home.

Ah, Wilderness.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:45 AM   #27
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We have spent the last three winters in our A/S. We just drip the water before we go to bed. To determine IF we need to drip, we bought a projection clock/outdoor thermometer with remote/outdoor sensor. That means we have a really local temperature gauge. When we wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom or just wake up, we just look at the time and temperature projected on the ceiling. It really helps keep the worry factor down: you KNOW whether to turn the water on or not. And we have a hair dryer onboard -- which we only used one time in the first winter before we set up the projection clock!
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:08 AM   #28
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If going to be below 27 degrees my hoses all come off and we use the self contained systems.....
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OK, somehow connected is the use of a second (gray) hose to flush and rinse the black tank. In freezing conditions, the only practical solution is the heated water hose (blue) to provide city water to the RV. The spigot is heated by the RV Park with heat tape and there is no room there to put a diverted to hook two hoses it will freeze). What we are doing now is, every 4 to 5 days when the black tank gets about 80%, disconnect the blue heated hose from the fresh water inlet and connect it to the gray hose inlet, do the flushing, closing and opening the tank’s gate and then reconnect it. A lot of work. Anyone with a better idea?
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Would seriously consider use of a separate hose for the flush fitting if at all possible. That has a vacuum breaker, but connecting the same hose you use for portable water is risking cross-contamination...
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if we're with full hookups we leave the kitchen faucet running a small stream, otherwise pull and drain the hose. We've been forced to deal with the threat of freezing this year a lot more than we normally do or of course like. Opening one or sometimes both of the bath exhaust vents pretty much eliminates the moisture build up inside during this cold.
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Would seriously consider use of a separate hose for the flush fitting if at all possible. That has a vacuum breaker, but connecting the same hose you use for portable water is risking cross-contamination...
No need to flush every time......run water from top side....
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Your hose froze in Florida?
Yes. North Florida Panhandle especially. Often the hose will thaw and be ok. But the 'blue' water filter freezes and splits.
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