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trip to yellowstone
« on: May 15, 2013, 11:16:20 am »
Hi, I am going on a trip to Yellowstone on Friday.  The temperature at night will be anywhere from 24 to26 degrees.  I am a Southern California boy and have never been in this type of weather.  Can anyone give me what I need to do with the hose to keep it from freezing  and any other problems that i might have?

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Re: trip to yellowstone
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 02:03:46 pm »
I disconnect the water supply hose from the RV and drain the hose, run off on-board water for the night.  All the water plumbing is within the insulated and heated interior so they are fine.  One exception is the outdoor shower,  it is in an outside compartment that is only protected by the plastic door.  There may be enough heat from the interior to keep that faucet from freezing, but I usually will put a small towel or crumpled newspaper inside the door to help insulate from the outside temps - so far no problems.

Make sure the waste tank heaters are on.  Keep the waste tank valves closed and run the macerator pump to drain as much water out of the pump as possible.

Also, we keep an electric heater running all night so that the noisy gas furnace does not need to be used at night.

This has worked for us in lower temps than you are expecting to see, good luck and have fun,
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Re: trip to yellowstone
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 10:48:29 pm »
I'm going to be the camp host at Henry's Lake State Park in Idaho about 18 miles from the west entrance to Yellowstone, but won't be there until May 23--and they don't open for the season until after memorial day.  Anyway, your main concern would be the water hose if you have hook-ups.  I left mine connected once, and the next morning had a frozen hose and water pressure regulator which had to be replaced.  Lesson learned the hard way.  On a previous PC, I did have the outside shower head freeze and break.  I now unscrew the shower head when it's going to be below freezing--just in case.  Park next to Old Faithful--that'll keep everything warm...

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Re: trip to yellowstone
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 09:56:55 am »
My thanks for your help and advise.  One question, I did not know I had a wast tank heater.  Where might I find the switch?
Jim

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Re: trip to Yellowstone
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 11:36:42 am »
The switch in my 2012 2552 is in the bathroom on the wall by the wardrobe and back window.