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OleManOleCan

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Posted: 02/07/19 10:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A small electric heater in a camper at home will keep everything from freezing.
Open any cabinets under sinks too.
When I Winterize I go overboard. The Walmart trailer antifreeze to excess. It's cheap.

If you blow the lines out and fill the traps with the pink stuff, if you pour in a lot in the Freshwater tank and pump the lines until it runs out in the sinks, and toilet.
That stuff might turn slushy, but in the South, that's not a problem.

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OleManOleCan wrote:

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If you blow the lines out and fill the traps with the pink stuff, if you pour in a lot in the Freshwater tank and pump the lines until it runs out in the sinks, and toilet.
That stuff might turn slushy, but in the South, that's not a problem.

It turns slushy in the North too but also doesn't matter as the stuff does not expand when freezing like water does. [emoticon]
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RV faucets have plastic parts. It's those parts that get replaced most often from cracking.

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A Sprinter is not designed for 4 season use. Good luck in freezing weather.

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PEX can expand when freezing without damage but the fittings will break.


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Do some inspection and diagnosis. Frozen pipes typically have a certain location where the pipes were exposed to the cold, allowing ice to form. Use accessory heat in that area and observe for dripping at fittings. It is rare to have multiple locations or a total frozen condition but is possible. Pray that your bath shower piping is still serviceable. It is a bear to restore the shower location plumbing.

Good luck on the plumbing. It was -29f at our house a couple of weeks ago. I haven't even checked the trailer as the plumbing is totally serviced (winterized). I do have to dig a walkway out to it and remove snow on the solar and check battery health. I know the batteries went into that cold fully charged but they are batteries and it was monstrously cold. All of my running fleet needed a jump start in that very cold condition. We are currently checking for land in AZ, lol.


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DBHMEH wrote:

I have taken all needed precautions to prevent freezing as I'm a full-timer.


Apparently not, you didn't go far enough south. Freeze up was bound to happen.


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