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edatlanta

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Posted: 01/24/13 03:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I fill up my fresh water tank and unhook the water hose when it will be below freezing and operate off of the tank. You can refill your tank even when below freezing if you allowed your host to drain after you unhooked it. Even with a heated hose, which I won't buy, you still have to worry about the water faucet you hook to. Not worth it for me.


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PIRIT --- $100 - $200

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We do the same thing as Topjimmy... heat tape. We bought a heat tape at Lowes that's 10' longer than the hose so that we could wrap one end around the connections on the trailer and then also around the spigot and pipe at the campsite. Works great.


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We got our Pirit hose from Camping World on sale for about $50 during the summer when we did not need it. Seemed to be much cheaper then.


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We also got heat tape pipe insulation from the hardware. Never frozen yet and we leave our water hooked up. Lowest temp we have had was about 20.

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We fulltime in Kansas on our 2nd winter.Hose,Heat Tape,Foam and pipe wrap.Wrap the heat tape on faucet pipe and pipe wrap. Do Hose the same

We have been down to 6 degrees this winter and have not froze.


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I got the Pirit hose as a gift last year and finally had a chance to use it this past week. It didn't work worth a toot. I am going back to the old school heat tape and pipe insulation like I have been using for the past 6 years. Never had a frozen pipe with the heat tape.


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Besides considering a heated water hose, also consider the faucet at the campground needs to be wrapped with heat tape &/or insulated or,under pressure in extreme cold it will freeze and even though you may have a heated water hose--you may have no water.


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Use the heat tape method with foam insulation. We have a 25 foot hose and a 30ft tape. The extra tape on one end is left out in the compartment the hook ups are in and the end with the thermostat is wrapped around the spigot. The campground we are at now has both frost free and pvc piped spigots. Ours is PVC so we covered it with a trash can. We have had no issues and had temps in the teens several times. If you read the reviews on the heated hoses, and then add the price of the hose, save yourself some money. When the weather warms, I change to another hose and take the foam off the hose with the heattape and store it with it still attached. Gives me the chance to inspect the tape.


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Here is a GOOGLE IMAGES search results...
I looked for 'HEATED WATER HOSE' ... Click on the view that catches your eye and find the source...


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