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Posted: 11/13/19 01:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Huntindog wrote:

My second TT was similar to yours. It could sustain some pretty cold temps IF, I ran the furnace nonstop. Even though it did not have an enclosed underbelly, the heat ducts ran right across the tops of the tanks under the floor. Enough heat radiated into them to make it work. I did have frozen dump valves from time to time.
I did not have hookups either. Just ran a Honda EU2000.



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My last 5er had two grey and one black tank exposed tanks. The dealer I bought the trailer from installed a tank heater and encapsulated each tank with expanding foam. No worries with frozen tanks even with the central heat turned down in zero outside temps and 40 mph winds for days on end.
This was in '99 and costs were 165 bucks per tank at a RV dealer.


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For your stated use, have you thought of skirting your TT and keeping a small heat source (eg incandescent lightbulb) under the tanks? I'd still insulate regardless, and I prefer the spray-on foam fwiw.

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beemerphile1 wrote:

Reflectix is the wrong product. If you read the manufacturers documentation it's best at reflecting, not insulating. It is only R-1

I would consider either dry camping or buy a more suitable RV.

If you must use what you have, build a box from foam board to encase the tanks.


This. Reflectix is for heat and wont do anything for cold.


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ScottG wrote:

beemerphile1 wrote:

Reflectix is the wrong product. If you read the manufacturers documentation it's best at reflecting, not insulating. It is only R-1

I would consider either dry camping or buy a more suitable RV.

If you must use what you have, build a box from foam board to encase the tanks.


This. Reflectix is for heat and wont do anything for cold.


There is no such thing as cold.





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There's one in every crowd.

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wing_zealot wrote:

There's one in every crowd.


Sorry that you couldn’t understand the attached article.

* This post was edited 11/14/19 03:21pm by Lynnmor *

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