Post by sheffield251 on Jan 31, 2021 17:35:45 GMT -5
Hello. Wife and I just purchased a KZ Connect in January. This came with a "climate package" to "extend the camping season". Always heard when temps get below 32 you need to winterize. so does insulated underbelly and sidewalls allow you to camp when below 32? I plan to camp for the first time in my camper March 27 weekend in mid central Indiana and can get below 32. If I use the full hook ups and connect to city water and use bathroom, shower sink etc. will I need to re-winterize if it gets below 32 as it most certainly will. Thanks!
With the heated and enclosed belly you should be able to camp in below freezing temps. First, even if using electric heat, run the fan on your furnace so it circulates warm air into the belly to protect your tanks, valves, and plumbing. Second, fill your fresh tank, use your pump, and disconnect your hose from the faucet when you expect temperatures below freezing. Hoses and bibs can freeze even if your plumbing does not since they’re exposed. Last, open cabinet doors to allow warm air around your plumbing if it’s on an exterior wall. Just don’t leave the heat off for any real period of time during freezing conditions once your trailer is de-winterized. Basically, take a few cold weather precautions and you should be fine. Best of luck and safe travels!
Post by hedwigsrevenge on Feb 18, 2021 10:58:19 GMT -5
I can say from being a full timer in our 362DB with the Climate Package, that even while running the propane heat, you may encounter lines that freeze. My fresh tank is frozen, and my hot line was frozen for a few hours. I'm guessing its a hit or miss on whether or not the underbelly ducting actually makes it to blow onto the things its meant to blow on. I found that leaving the grey valve open and allowing the faucets to trickle, like a house, is the best solution to ensure that nothing freezes. Other than that, the insulation in the walls is pretty good, inside is 72ish and outside is 1ish these past couple days! Safe travels and let us know how you fare!
I use a heated water hose. I have a DG front living room. As long as I run furnace and temps don’t go below 20’s I don’t normally have any problem. I’m in Texas and full time. This artic blast did cause a couple lines to freeze. Always dump tanks before extreme cold weather. I did have my 20’ long sewer hose freeze up. My 10’ hose was fine. Good luck. Also I might consider at least a drop light with a 100w bulb in the basement to help.
When temps get really low fill your fresh tank and run off the pump, hoses, faucets & hose bibs freeze. One park I stay at the host walks the park when temps hit 32 and disconnects any hose still connected. Use the furnace for heat along with the electric, the electric will not keep up and you need the furnace heat in the basement to stop freezing. Week now with temps mid teens nights.
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I had my rig in 12degrees and had no problems. I followed the suggestions above, this was 8 years ago. Ran the furnace and fireplace. I also filled the fresh tank and dripped the faucets. Hose was disconnected.
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Don't forget to open cabinets to allow air to get in. Closed cabinets make for good "cold sinks".
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