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How Cold Before Freezing Trouble?

Post  chuck on Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:32 pm

I have read a few comments and opinions about winterizing.. and we have covered some aspects in another thread.. but I am wondering. How cold do you think it needs to be before you could develop problems in your RV?

I know 32 degrees is freezing.. but I also know.. from having an above ground swimming pool.. that it takes several hours at or below 32.. to cause you serious problems. I don't even close my pool for the winter. In Tennessee we just don't have the extreme cold.. for long periods, that make it worthwhile. I leave the pump and motor all hooked up. If it is gonna dip below freezing.. I let the pump run and keep the water moving.
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Re: How Cold Before Freezing Trouble?

Post  craigw on Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:43 pm

I would say when you see snow stick to the ground and its there for more than a day but keep in mind that our pipes are behind fiberglass walls.

What i will begin to do is pump the pink all winter after each trip. For me at $4 a gallon is cheap insurance.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:25 pm

craigw wrote:I would say when you see snow stick to the ground and its there for more than a day but keep in mind that our pipes are behind fiberglass walls.

What i will begin to do is pump the pink all winter after each trip. For me at $4 a gallon is cheap insurance.

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Post  abivens on Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:02 am

I have been spending so much time working on my remodel lately that I haven't been in the TT much. So I opened up the door and noticed my sky light bubble has been ripped off during that bad storm a couple of days ago. The inside of the camper was soaked along with sheets, blankets, etc..I walked through to the bathroom and noticed the shower head laying in the tub. I supposed some water was trapped in the connection to the head, froze, expanded, and broke the shower head off. I immediantly obtained the dehumidifier from the basement and plugged it in to start drawing out the moisture. I took out all the linens and rugs. I will have to get another skylight tommorow. Sure hope it doesn't rain tonight!!
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:38 am

Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I hope it doesn't rain until you can get it fixed.

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Post  chuck on Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:55 am

Wow Alan.. thats too bad. Guess we all need to go in and check the campers from time to time.. I usually am in mine for something about once a week.
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Re: How Cold Before Freezing Trouble?

Post  Richard on Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:55 pm

abivens wrote:I have been spending so much time working on my remodel lately that I haven't been in the TT much... Sure hope it doesn't rain tonight!!

Geezh Alan, I'm betting you didn't plan on getting into re-modeling and modifying on both campers. That had to just make your stomach tie in a knot when you found all that damage. The offer of a "fix-up rally" at "Camp Alan's Driveway" is still open.
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Re: How Cold Before Freezing Trouble?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:56 pm

Richard wrote:
abivens wrote:I have been spending so much time working on my remodel lately that I haven't been in the TT much... Sure hope it doesn't rain tonight!!

Geezh Alan, I'm betting you didn't plan on getting into re-modeling and modifying on both campers. That had to just make your stomach tie in a knot when you found all that damage. The offer of a "fix-up rally" at "Camp Alan's Driveway" is still open.
Pack up all your tools Richard, Alan needs your help. There may even be food involved Evil or Very Mad

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Re: How Cold Before Freezing Trouble?

Post  Richard on Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:16 pm

How cold before trouble? However cold it got at Alan's house!
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Re: How Cold Before Freezing Trouble?

Post  abivens on Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:47 pm

I have my space heaters heaters, my dehumidifier dehumidifying, and my fans fanning. I just wish my parts would get here..
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:14 pm

abivens wrote:I have my space heaters heaters, my dehumidifier dehumidifying, and my fans fanning. I just wish my parts would get here..
Do you have an ideal of when your parts are to arrive?

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