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Posted: 10/22/19 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can get temperature sensors that have a remote and you can monitor the temps in the area of your water tank. There is also the option of plugging in a personal electric heater (low wattage) that will give off enough heat in the compartment to prevent freezing. The electric heater can be plugged into a thermal coupler that will cut in at a specified temp. My Bay Star gets enough heat in the water bay that I've had no problems when the temps were in the teens if I used the propane furnace.


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It all depends upon what kind of effort you want to put into changing your NOT 4 season coach into a 4 season coach. With exposed (outdoor) pipes, temps below 32 degrees can split those pipes open before morning! However, you can wrap those pipes with heat tape and some foil wrapped insulation and as long as you are plugged in you are good to go. If you have no heat going to your holding tanks you can add heaters in that area in the form of heat mats, tiny portable electric heaters or light bulbs (in you can find non-LED bulbs).
I camp every Winter in VERY cold temps without issue but I have a bus conversion that keeps all pipes and plumbing toasty warm. I just fill my holding tanks and disconnect the water fill line once full. I run off water pumps until it's time to dump and fill again. Never stay connected to a water spigot at that hose will freeze and split overnight.


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