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Old 09-26-2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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Using the 5.0 TA During Winter

I recently purchased a 5.0 TA, and am using it as a mobile business office. Our company does Envir, Safety & Health contract work (outsourcing). Hence, I have to spend days to weeks at a Client's facility. The unit has worked great, our Clients like the professional look, and that it is spacious inside but takes up little room in their parking lot. I love it because I have a real office instead of the "janitor's closet" at the facility!

With that said has anyone used the 5.0 TA in the winter? We did not get the insulated tanks or heating pads. The wastewater can be handled by adding RV anti-freeze. The issue is the water tank, the filler hose, and drain all being open to the elements. So far I have decided to just bring a water jug.

I am interested in any ideas others may have on the topic.

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Old 09-27-2018, 06:11 AM   #2
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With the foam underneath and the extra insulation plus the thermal windows, the furnace inside should keep items from freezing down to the 20's. Below that we winterize and use water in containers. Without these items, you should winterize the water system and use water in containers. You can also flush with antifreeze in the toilet.

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Old 09-27-2018, 08:34 AM   #3
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Under Search >> Seach Site / Google type in "winter" and you will get a variety of helpful threads discussing winter camping
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