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Old 10-04-2018, 07:56 AM   #1
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We are driving to Florida end of January , question is can we use black water tank or will it freeze and cause damage. Manual states there heat pumped through the basement
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:02 PM   #2
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We use our (toilet only) while winter travels from Chicago to AZ. and use the pink stuff to flush and all is fine. Last year most of the trip was at -5
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:56 PM   #3
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Not sure about your specific model, but many RVs have "heated tanks" only when the furnace is running. If it's cold enough to freeze water, you'll likely be running the furnace though.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:34 AM   #4
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As long as you use the gas forced air furnace and keep the inside temp above about 55 degrees you should be fine with temps down to 0 or +5 degrees.

I like to use remote thermometers and put the remotes in the sewer and fresh water compartments so I can monitor the temps.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:26 AM   #5
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Add a gallon of pink stuff to keep the valves from freezing and I believe you will be ok.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:11 PM   #6
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The gas fired furnace heats the basement compartments on the 35U and I have been fine with mine Fresh/Grey/Black staying in the White Mountains where night time temps dropped to the high 20's. Be sure all the seals are good and the hose port in the wet bay is closed.

Top off the propane before you leave to ensure you don't run out.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:29 AM   #7
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If you turn on the coach heater switch while driving that will keep your basement warm. At least that is the way it works on our 2002 35u.
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