Cold Weather Camping - Fiberglass RV

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Old 09-02-2008, 01:34 AM   #1
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I'm planning some cold weather camping this fall/winter, and would love some advice on water. I would ideally like to use the trailer system (so that I can utilize the hot water), but realize that leaves my water tank, as it is, subject to freezing.

Any suggestions? I have an Escape 17' - with the water tank on the bottom at the rear. I would prefer something extremely energy efficient, as I plan to be dry camping for most of the trip.


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Old 09-03-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Have you contacted Escape? They may very well have the best method, or at the least be interested enough to work with you as you research a solution. That info would be valuable to others as well.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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It's really the water lines you have to worry about most because it takes a long time to freeze something like a water tank.

What some have done is just bring water in five-gallon containers, heating up the dishwater on the range.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:55 AM   #4
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We kept our pipes and tank from freezing in 28 F degree weather simply by opening the cabinet doors a night.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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I've been on many cold-weather camping trips with my Casita. Of course, here in the South, "cold" is relative. I think the coldest it ever actually got on one of our winter trips was 18 degrees. We never had a problem with water freezing. Could it be because we have a furnace aboard? The furnace keeps the temperature inside toasty, so perhaps it affects the pipes, too?
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