Frozen temperatures can happen anytime—are you prepared?
Prepare your R.V. by insulating your water line.
You have a couple of choices: purchase a heated hose or insulate your own water hose.
You can purchase heat cable from a hardware store or RV dealer. Follow the instructions and cover the hose from the base over the water tap through to the water hose and right up to the inlet of your R.V. Cover both the hose and heat cable with foam insulation tubes. Wrap the outside of the foam with pipe insula-tion tape.
NOTE: do not over tighten, it will reduce the R factor.
ONE MORE STEP
You may want to add one more step by wrapping foil insulation around the water line. It is sold in 2” strips and is sandwiched with bubble wrap insulation.
Please remember—enclosed areas in the R.V. can become quite moist. Excess moisture can cause mold and mildew to form in areas that are susceptible to dampness such as storage and windowsills. The condensation can be removed by adding specialized air crystals to areas in your trailer. Products such as Dri-Z-Air absorb the moisture from the air easily, quietly, conveniently and reasonably priced.
Take caution when using your RV steps as they can be very slippery once the tempera-ture drops. Wind, snow, freezing can damage your awning. If you are going to be away, closing the awning in would be suggested.
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