Re: winter camping in your trailer
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008
I'm looking into purchasing an Escape trailer and I'm wondering what everyone does in the winter in regards to keeping the fresh and gray tanks from freezing while camping. The black tank is located inside I'm told but what does everyone do about the fresh water to keep it from freezing? I'm told that the factory no longer offers heat pads nor enclosing the tanks. Thanks for giving me your thoughts
We winterize when temps are going to be regularily below freezing. Up to that point, we keep a cube heater on in the camper with the cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate. Then, you're ready to "go" in that shoulder season.
After winterization (ie. the system has RV antifreeze in it - including the fresh water tank, gray and black tanks as well, ie. down in the drain portion), we still camp. We take our water in jugs for drinking, washing and flushing. We do not use the fresh water tank (it's still winterized)! The black tank and gray tank have some antifreeze in them already so for a couple days, and the temps don't stay super cold, it works great. Either take "spit baths" with hot water from the stove top, or go somewhere that they have hot showers.
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