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Posted: 11/12/19 03:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Currently at Norton Pond Vt. temp is 15 with a low of 5 tonight, love camping in the cold.


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I'm a genetic fair weather sissy so I avoid freezing by leaving the region before the cold weather sets in.

If that's not possible for you, there are some economical longitudinally split open/closed cell foam insulation tubes for most smaller diameter PVC/copper pipes available in most home centers. They won't hold a candle to a week long polar vortex, but, they will give your external rigid exposed pipes a few more degrees/hours protection if you KNOW freezing is going to be an issue.

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One phrase of caution. Your RV is insulated yes but .. How well.. THe manufactur specifies a "Low temp" limit. for me it's 20 degrees. tonight it's 18 expected. I DO NOT anticipate any issues.. but I also am working on a low-limit extender

A string of old fashing C-9 Christmas tree lamps are under the tank Just now they are Non-Op but I suspect I know why Weather prevents me from fixing just now.

Today Corbin KY. Tomorrow.. Farther south


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We are currently in freezing temps and live in our motorhome. We use an electric heater to supplement the furnace during the day, and furnace only at night. If it's going to be below freezing for several hours, we disconnect our water hose and run off the fresh water tank with the pump. Furnace is set at 60 for night. We also leave our cabinet door ajar for the plumbing under the sinks. Been doing this 9 years and no problems.

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Does your Ventana have the optional hydronic heating system? Newmar for the 2017 model had the Oasis system available that works very well in cold weather. Our coach uses the AuquaHot Hydronic heating system which is similar and keeping any area of the coach warm is not an issue. We are currently near zero temps here in the mid-west (waiting until next week when we head south finally!) and the storage areas/wet bay as well as the living area do not fluctuate more than a few degrees as the AuquaHot cycles. As mentioned earlier, monitor your coach temps with wireless sensors and then you will know exactly what is going on.


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I've been in low teen temps with our Bay Star and with the gas furnace running, the temps in the water bays have never been a problem. I do have two wireless temp sensors so I can monitor the temps. And, I have two small electric personal heaters (200 watts each) mounted in the water bays with thermocubes if I end up in temps where more heat is needed.


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