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Old 08-21-2015, 01:42 PM   #31
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Oops, I mean Ellen.
Assumptions, assumptions.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:39 PM   #32
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Nooooooo problem!!! It's all good!

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Oops, I mean Ellen.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:10 PM   #33
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Hi Alan,
I referenced your post to ETI and asked if I could still have the heat tape installed. This was the response from Crystal:
"The water lines in your trailer are all inside; Alan has an Escape 21 which does have some exposed lines at the rear of the trailer."
Since this is all new to me, not sure if this means an absolute "no."

I got a very similar response from Tammy. Yet it is clearly stated in this thread that there is a 3 foot long unprotected drain pipe from the black water tank of a 17B. Has the design changed?
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:55 AM   #34
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I got a very similar response from Tammy. Yet it is clearly stated in this thread that there is a 3 foot long unprotected drain pipe from the black water tank of a 17B. Has the design changed?
I doubt it. You might consider approaching Escape and asking if they would install a second gate valve on the end of the problematic pipe closest to the tank. If installed, you could travel with that pipe empty and not suseptible to freezing. When dumping you would open the regular gate valve, then open the new valve and everything would flow normally even in low temps.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:24 AM   #35
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"hard-sided tent" but with an indoor toilet!
I think what Donna was trying to say is don't use the toilet in sub-freezing weather.

At least, I know some people manage winter camping by "winterizing" the plumbing and then not using it.

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There seems to have been a misunderstanding in respect to where I/we wanted the heating tape. That has been clarified and Tammy has confirmed that ETI will install heating tape on the Black Water Discharge line of a 17B if I supply the tape. There will be a small fee.
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I have exchanged email with Brent from Heatline I asked for something to protect the black water discharge line down to about -6C (+20F) using battery power with solar.

He recommended a 12v 5' Kompensator cable with lots of insulation. It comes pre-assembled and produces more wattage as temperature drops. At 20F it appears to produce <>3.5 watts/foot . They want $205 CDN for it.

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Thanks for all the research you did, Bill!
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