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Posted: 07/18/21 06:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

Leaving any hose hooked up when freezing temperatures are expected isn’t a wise idea. Fill the tank and use the pump.
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Swiddis and SDcampowner

That's how I ended up doing it. Fill on board, disconnect and drain.

No problems.


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If you are camping at xmas, and just for a weekend, skip the water line. Especially if it is going to be near zero

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Oh on a trailer... (In case my sig file was not a hint I was in a motor home)
A couple of 5 gallon jerry cans INSIDE may work too, plus you can refill as needed.

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pitch wrote:

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Many parks will ask you to fill your tanks and disconnect city water if they expect a freeze.


This is what they do around here at the state parks, so a heated hose wouldn't help.

If its going to be cold enough, then make everyone unhook at x time and turn off the water.

We just make sure the tank is full and have no problems, but we have never had to deal with temps where they have the water off all day.

Latest we camp is for Thanksgiving.

OP, might help to call where you plan to camp for Christmas and see if they turn the water off. Could save you some money on that hose!


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Posted: 07/20/21 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Heat tape is meant for use on metal pipes. Those pipes conduct heat and prevent freezing. Plastic pipe and hose materials do not conduct heat and may actually be damaged by heat tape.

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