How to Thaw and Drain Waste Tanks

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    Ourrvlife
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    We are thinking about all of you down south who may be getting slammed with the next winter storm.  It’s going to be a cold week – this post may be helpful if you prepare quickly for lower temps.

    http://ourrvlife.blogspot.com/2015/01/how-to-thaw-and-drain-waste-tanks.html

    #9136

    That is an excellent way to handle that frozen problem! Being in AZ would be better :unsure: – Nancy

    Don't give up on your Dream!

    #9169

    Christine Cain
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    Any ideas on how to thaw the Drain Hose? (What can I say,  I’m new and from the south…. Never stood a chance against the Artic Blast!)

    #9170

    Ourrvlife
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    Good question!  We keep ours in a trash bag that we put inside of a heated area until it thaws.  It usually takes about an hour.

    #9217

    Christine Cain
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    I don’t know how people think of these things, what a genius solution! I shared this and the tank thawing suggestion with park staff and they were very impressed.

    #9220

    George
    Member

    We visit the RV park in Reno, in the winter and noticed that a lot (all) of the RVs have heat tape wrapped around their water hoses and even some on the drain tank hose with the valves open all the time.

    I have a ceramic heater that fits nicely under the valves and will direct warm air up.  I have never had to enclose the area but will remember this if needed.

    #9229

    Ourrvlife
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    So glad we could help.  🙂

    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  Ourrvlife.
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