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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 28-11-2018, 16:38 Thread Starter
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Winter van clearance

Its been below freezing all day, the haw frost hasn't gone from grass or trees, looks very pretty from in here
So it´s time to clear out all the things that can freeze in the van. Motleys water bowl had water left in from last week and thats frozen.
Don't forget if it´s freezing over there to make sure there is nothing left in the van that can freeze coz it will make a lot of work if it bursts when it thaws.

Water freezes at 0°C 32° F and salt water (as in tinned veg etc I assume) freezes at -2°C 28 something° F.
So I read on t´internet.

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Don't forget to leave all faucets open and run the pump for a few seconds to clear the hoses.

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Don't forget to leave all faucets open and run the pump for a few seconds to clear the hoses.
Thanks Drew, did that last week when he emptied the water tank including the hot water and left the yellow valve thing open as well.

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Everything is out.

To test whether things get damp we have left a container of salt in there, so far in all our 38 years of caravan and motorhome years we have never had a problem with things getting damp.

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Don't forget to leave all faucets open and run the pump for a few seconds to clear the hoses.

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I do leave the faucets open - in the middle position so both hot and cold lines are open to air.


But I also take off the submersible Reich pump(which has integrated NRV) to allow water to drain back into the tank and drain outside, and shake the water out of the pump.



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I do leave the faucets open - in the middle position so both hot and cold lines are open to air.
But I also take off the submersible Reich pump(which has integrated NRV) to allow water to drain back into the tank and drain outside, and shake the water out of the pump.
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I don't know what that is Geoff, we can't get to our pump.
Nothing to do with the third one is it

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Don't want to smirk, Jan, but it has been 11.5C over night here. Mind you, the downside of that is that it is grey, damp and miserable. Would swap it for some bright, clear and cold (but not too cold you understand )
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Minus 3.4°c this morning with a beautiful sunrise of dark pink and grey.
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13.4° down here in glorious Dorset, unfortunately the sky is completely grey, not a bit of blue to be seen. I can't even see the hills on the other side of the meadow.

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