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Old 12-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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Hello,

I stays in my Patriot 4 days and nights a week year round. I have insulated the city water hose with foam but I am thinking I should have added some kind of heating wire underneath the foam to prevent freezing. What is the best way to keep this hose from freezing? What I have read on package inserts of some heating wire devices says not to use on anything other than copper, PVC, or CPVC, so I am reluctant to apply that device to the water hose. Also, is it safe to assume that if the inside of the trailer is maintained at 68 degrees or so,that the tubing and water lines in the walls and underbelly are not going to freeze? I don't want to keep the water dripping all winter if I can avoid it.

Any advice from full timers?

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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Once we retire and start traveling on a more full time basis I intend to look at the product below. Right now I just insulate our hose with foam pipe insulation when we travel in the Winter and have never had a problem in Texas.



http://www.amazon.com/PIRIT-PWL-02-25-25-Foot-Heated-Hose/dp/B002RODR1G

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #3
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We have friend that we met at a rv park two years ago. He is From Canada and has one of those hoses he says it works great

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Old 12-04-2011, 08:54 AM   #4
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We stay full time and use the PIRIT hose. About $100 for 25 feet. Just make sure the side with the themostat is exposed. As far as the lines inside the RV they should be fine.

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that is a good idea...



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Old 12-05-2011, 01:19 AM   #6
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Thanks for the answer.

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Just to let you know, it's 19 degrees this morning and no water problems.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:59 AM   #8
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That is a good testament! Please, do what you can to keep that cold weather outta Texas. I can't take it. I bet you never heard of a Florida snowbird wannabe from Texas, but it is looking better all the time!

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