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buc1980

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Posted: 02/13/21 06:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What brand of heated hose you use.By the reviews none are very good leak or froze.


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Posted: 02/13/21 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it is truly cold, then use the on board water tank.

Currently -31 c (-24 f)


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Posted: 02/13/21 06:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The safer way is as stated by pianotuna.


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Posted: 02/13/21 07:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

x2.

Many parks don’t allow them. If you are going to use one, make sure the pipe and faucet are protected.

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Posted: 02/13/21 09:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used a Camco in temps to -22C (about -8F) with no issues with the hose. However, the water did freeze just inside the TT wall.

I had my fresh water tank full, so we used it until the temp moderated. Less worry.


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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 !!


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Posted: 02/14/21 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I made my own with the regular hose for water 10' long. A simple google shows how its done.
My 110v heat tape had a thermostat.....a very thick noodle.....wrapped with several more layers of rolled insulation.....a layer of visqueen for keeping water out.... final wrapped with duct tape so its sheds water.
No problems all winter with it laying on the ground with -3 degree temps and 38-40mph winds.

This was 22 years ago and store bought heated hoses wasn't much back then. Much depends on winter where you will be.


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We had a rally one year in Bandera, Tx and it was 15 degrees at night. All I did was slightly run the cold water facet in the kitchen sink. Like I do at home when it freezes. Did not need to run the hot since it is in the RV. That kept the water hose from freezing at night. While some people would unhook there hose at night and roll it up and put it out in the day again. I found that to be a pain in the ass. I liked just slightly run the cold water side of the kitchen faucet.

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Handsome51, do tou know what risk you take trickling the water? Your sewer hose freezes ,backs up fills the grey then you wake to a flooded rig. Get by through a brief cold snap in the teens, but down in the singles and below the sewer hose will freeze solid.
I have seen flooded rigs several times because of a frozen sewer hose
What of the water wasted? A trickle of 1/2gal/ min X 10 hrs is 300gal. Hows the camp septic system going to handle that?
Just use your onboard tank, no worries, no waste.
Max, ex camp owner where, it gets cold

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YEP thats is a fact BE careful doing that for one or two nights fine other than that nope...how wold I know that???[emoticon]
SDcampowneroperator wrote:

Handsome51, do tou know what risk you take trickling the water? Your sewer hose freezes ,backs up fills the grey then you wake to a flooded rig. Get by through a brief cold snap in the teens, but down in the singles and below the sewer hose will freeze solid.
I have seen flooded rigs several times because of a frozen sewer hose
What of the water wasted? A trickle of 1/2gal/ min X 10 hrs is 300gal. Hows the camp septic system going to handle that?
Just use your onboard tank, no worries, no waste.
Max, ex camp owner where, it gets cold



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