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Hi all,

Newbie here, I am in Canada and have a weather question.  My Voltage is all weather, and has heated tanks.  We want to take it out in April, but the overnight temperature is getting low.  It is usually -3 Celsius or around 35 degrees Fahrenheit.  I am sure it will be fine while Rv'ing, but when I bring it home and store it, will it be ok over night in storage or do I need to keep the tank heaters on?  Is it ok to leave tank heaters on when all slides are in and the RV is idle in storage?  Any suggestions would be great.  I don't want to take it out, only to have lines freeze up while in storage between trips this early in the season.

CM

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It takes several hours of temperatures that are several degrees below freezing for anything in the RV to freeze so unless it gets colder than you expect I don't think that you will need the heaters. For tank heaters I can't think of any reason what the slide positions would matter as they are probably just heat pads attached to the bottom of your waste tanks.

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2 hours ago, Ray,IN said:

From my experience, when night lows stay above 27°F and day highs reach 50°F, an outside unheated RV plumbing will not freeze solid enough to cause damage.

In the ball park.

I froze up in a tent trailer, egg trailer, and a 31 foot 5th wheel at 25 degrees like clockwork.

Daytime temperatures are important.  IF it is cold during the day you can easily freeze up at 29 degrees.

 

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21 hours ago, ToyhaulerNewbie said:

It is usually -3 Celsius or around 35 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Is it ok to leave tank heaters on when all slides are in and the RV is idle in storage? 

Welcome to the Forum

A couple questions, isn't -3 Celsius around 27 Fahrenheit or definitely below freezing.

What is your source of power to the Tank Heaters. My tank heaters are powered from batteries so a very limited source of heat.

I assuming your not connected to any power when stored but if warms up during day you could be OK with the slides in and water drained. What I do with those marginal conditions is open all facets (pump off) and open your low point drains. A little bit of travel will help. Don't forget your water heater.

Your waste tanks if drained has lots of expansion room for ice expansion but fixtures do not.

Clay

 

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