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I live full-time (since July of last year) in my 2000 Wanderer Wagon 32-foot 5th in Eagar, AZ. Last winter the coldest night we had was 9 degrees/f. It can get colder here as it is a bit above 7000 feet, but last winter was warm one I was told, lol. We also get snow.

Everyone told me (before winter got cold) to put heat tape and insulation on my fresh-water hose, ground piping, and faucet. I did but it froze anyway and also broke the faucet! Fortunately, the park's owner replaced it at no charge. I was asked if I let a faucet inside the trailer drip. I said no and they said that is why it all froze up at 18 degrees/f despite the heat tape! So, I left the kitchen faucet drip at night and no more freezes! BTW, they also said to leave the gray tank valve open else your tank may fill up.

I've never heard of anyone having their slinky hose freeze up due to a faucet drip. The piping inside my rv is in the same enclosed space as my heater so no frozen hoses inside. The hose from my fresh tank is mostly outside the enclosed space and it did freeze on the two occasions I needed it---- one was the problem mentioned above and the other was when I ran out of propane in the middle of a 14 degree/f night--- it was not fun getting out of a warm bed in a 40 degree/f trailer!

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OP: FWIW, someone on the Open Range forum just put one up for sale, for $50 plus shipping. Used once. I don't know them.
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md_procouple wrote:

We just use a regular hose... Hubby uses "Heat Strip / Tape" then covers it with foam pipe insulation. Our neighbor uses hollow pool noodles as insulation. Happy Camping !!


I have done the same, our heat tape is about 4' longer than the water hose. about 6" sticks out at the trailer end and wraps around the brass inlet elbow. The bib end has enough to deal with the bib.


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