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Old 12-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Cold Weather Camping

We are thinking about a camping trip as the weather around here has been so nice. The forecast is for above freezing temperatures, but I would like to know, from history, has there been any problems if the temperature drops below freezing for a couple of hours during the night.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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As long as the cabin temp. remains above freezing you'll be OK. If your hooked up to a water hydrant you might consider heat tape on water hose. maybe put some antifreeze in sewer tanks
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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Keep a roof vent cracked an inch at night or you'll wake up with wet windows. We usually unhook any water hose, drain it and throw it under the camper for the night. Or just use the tanks for water and don't hook up at all.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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Amylynn and I are getting married on Wednesday. I was booking a hotel overlooking the Niagara Falls for this upcoming weekend. She looks at the weather and asks, can't we go camping instead. That's just one reason why I love her.

I appreciate the advise so far. Never thought about cracking a roof vent or leaving some antifreeze in the drains. My first concern would be the water starting to freeze on the bottom of the holding tanks. Antifreeze would take care of the black and gray, how much of a concern would the fresh water be? I do not expect anything, worst case, 30 degrees for 1 or 2 hours.
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Congrats on your upcoming marriage. I wouldn't think that temp for a short time would be a problem, but you could always put some hot water in the fresh tank.
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Congratulations indeed! May God bless you with a long and fruitful and happy marriage!
With regard to the tanks: On our second outing, Lisa and I encountered below-freezing overnight temperatures for several hours. We had no problems with either our tanks or the piping.
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Congrats to both of you! You are lucky to have a woman say "Let's go camping" instead of treat me like a princess and bring me to a fancy hotel!

Don't forget to bring your passports if going into Canada!
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I have camped in Canada in the winter with temps in the low 40's during the day and low-mid 20's at night with no problems. Every one is right your water hookup will freeze so just don't bother.
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We have an advantage here because we ordered our trailer with heaters on all the tanks. So we just fill er' up and turn on the heaters.

But, definately disconnect the hose, drain it, and put it in the shower overnight, if it will be be below freezing.

Temps dropping below freezing for a couple of hours overnight shouldn't be an issue as long as daytime temperatures are above freezing.

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Thank you for the all the advise. It will be fun to get one last camping trip in. We both have the "Enhanced Drivers License". We will be dropping our daughter of at the train station in Buffalo, prior to our camping trip. We may run over to the falls for a couple hours first.
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