Camping in cold weather

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  1. KamperKel

    KamperKel Active Member

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    One of the reasons why my husband and I decided on a popup is to be able to go camping during colder weather. But, I started thinking about the water tanks...will we need to do anything extra to prevent freezing?
     
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    Whats cool weather to you??
     
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    Cool weather is fine, but when the temps drop below freezing is what I am concerned with.
     
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    Its takes very low temps and time, to freeze a few gallons of water. Much more if its in a insulated container. We camp in below freezing's temps each fall. What water are you concerned about?
     
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    Okay, thanks!
     
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    Colder weather sounds pretty good right now.
     
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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    @crackerJack Here in New England I have my furnace on right now. It is normally shut off in April or May but not this year!
     
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    If you are that concerned you can put heating pads on the tanks.
     
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    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    Or don't use the tanks! Use bottled water. I have seen many times at a campground when folks still use water hookups and their hoses freeze and water freezing in their tanks. I don't know of any popup's that have an Artic package!!!

    Remember, if you worried about the water in the tank freezing what do you think will happen to the water lines in the pup?

    We always do a November trip and it's always below freezing during the night. I do not take chances so I winterize before we go on the trip.
     
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    I was afraid of this...We also camp in November. As a matter of fact, there were several times while tent camping I would wake up to frozen water bottles in our tent. Thank you. You confirmed my concerns and I will now look into the winterizing our Pup.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I wouldn't use the water tank, pump, or water heater in freezing temperatures. I worry more about the water in the lines freezing. The system should be dry.
     
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