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harryjr

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Posted: 02/19/21 12:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Water in the lines, tanks, traps, outside shower, ice maker, washing machine.

All kinds of advice: Blow out the lines with air. Pump in the antifreeze. Both. Bring the battery inside. Put it on a trickle charger. Use a cover. Don't use a cover.

But did anybody warn me to bring the Keurig inside? Noooooo! [emoticon]

There's a water reservoir in a Keurig, and freezing will ruin it.[emoticon]

And I thought we were all friends here.[emoticon]

Oh well, the new one is red. Looks nicer on the counter than that old black one.[emoticon]


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I have found it impossible to get all the water out of a Keurig. So part of winterizing our non-fulltime trailer was to take the thing home.

Now as full-timers, we haven't had the interior temperature get low enough to freeze anything, but taking the Keurig with us to a motel is part of the emergency evacuation plan.

For no other reason than I don't want to deal with a motel coffee maker.


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harryjr wrote:

Water in the lines, tanks, traps, outside shower, ice maker, washing machine.

All kinds of advice: Blow out the lines with air. Pump in the antifreeze. Both. Bring the battery inside. Put it on a trickle charger. Use a cover. Don't use a cover.

But did anybody warn me to bring the Keurig inside? Noooooo! [emoticon]

There's a water reservoir in a Keurig, and freezing will ruin it.[emoticon]

And I thought we were all friends here.[emoticon]

Oh well, the new one is red. Looks nicer on the counter than that old black one.[emoticon]


Sorry I forgot to warn you. [emoticon] But, in my camper I use a peculator on the stove top. I don't worry about it freezing. [emoticon]

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What do you do about all the other liquid stuff sodas, cleaning products, bottled water, etc.


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wildtoad wrote:

What do you do about all the other liquid stuff sodas, cleaning products, bottled water, etc.


Since the camper is on a pad at the house, it's not a big deal to bring anything liquid inside. Same with anything that might attract rodents. Just didn't think about the water reservoir in the coffee maker.
Called Keurig to see about repair and that was a no go, but they were nice enough to give us a significant discount on the replacement.

* This post was edited 02/19/21 01:14pm by harryjr *

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Not just a Keurig, but a lot of coffee makers have a spot where water settles. We lost one, and now we bring it inside for storage.


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Well...I don't use a Keurig, and I'm sorry to hear you had that issue.

One thought...perhaps your last "cups of coffee" for the season should be made with Vodka instead of water? LOL

And I have NO IDEA if heating up vodka would cause it to catch fire...so use this advice carefully...maybe brew it out over the firepit? [emoticon]

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What the instructions with our new dishwasher it said to pour some pink stuff in the sump, turn it on for a few second and then immediately turn it off so it doesn't get pumped out. When ready to use it againjust run a few cycles of fresh water through it.

Perhaps something similiar could be done for your coffee maker

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With one exception is is not possible to get all the water out of a Kureg. that excepetion is the lowest model on the list (I think it's a 10) it's the only one that does not hold water when not in use.


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Lesson Learned. I lost an inexpensive pressure washer to freezing in my shed. TT Coffee maker comes in the house, TT toaster comes in to, impossible to get all the crumbs out, etc.


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