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We leave cans of food in the van if we have plans to go away in winter, any sauces etc we take out, bottled water can stay in as we often put them in the freezer to help bring the temperature down and never had one burst, we don't take canned or bottled drinks anyway so it didn't occur to me to mention those, my bad as they say.
Nothing bad at all Kev. We had a can of drink explode thawing out after a frost in one of our caravans years back which makes me remove all watery stuff.

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I would imagine it exploded when it froze the thaw made the mess.


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I wont be draining down just yet unless its going to be subzero for a few days as we may well use the van over Christmas but regarding the shower head. I learned the hard way with that one one year. Ours is the plastic Whale type and it literally just fell to bits with the water in it freezing and expanding. Now I just take it off as it simply unscrews and leave it in the house. Dont forget to take it with you though if you go away


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Why not it takes 20 minutes or so to drain down and about the same to refill, plus now you have said that Sods law will make a beeline to Hank.
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We let both shower heads dangle in the house if we are going away for any length of time. Plus opening all taps after turning off at the main. Just in case.

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Why not it takes 20 minutes or so to drain down and about the same to refill, plus now you have said that Sods law will make a beeline to Hank.
Because its not cold enough yet and its a right faff, plus I have to get the thing out of the drive to do it which is a military operation here. Then when you connect it all up again you get air in the taps and they end up spluttering like hell and I generally end up soaking wet as the Sureflo pump acts like its possessed and spurts water out of the sink taps at 100 mph.
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Because its not cold enough yet and its a right faff, plus I have to get the thing out of the drive to do it which is a military operation here. Then when you connect it all up again you get air in the taps and they end up spluttering like hell and I generally end up soaking wet as the Sureflo pump acts like its possessed and spurts water out of the sink taps at 100 mph.
In the space you park Barry its like a garage without a roof so probably the temperature would need to be very low before it would freeze anything inside, have you tried leaving some water in a bucket outside the van, when that shows sigs of freezing you need a bit of heat underneath and inside.

If we were winter travellers we could have had the cold water heater added but as we werenīt we didnīt. I expect it can still be fitted retrospectively if I decided to go on a skiing holiday .
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A flannel etc over the taps make it a breeze to fill up and prime
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In the space you park Barry its like a garage without a roof so probably the temperature would need to be very low before it would freeze anything inside, have you tried leaving some water in a bucket outside the van, when that shows sigs of freezing you need a bit of heat underneath and inside.

If we were winter travellers we could have had the cold water heater added but as we werenīt we didnīt. I expect it can still be fitted retrospectively if I decided to go on a skiing holiday .
I suspect you are right Jan. It has to get pretty cold here for anything to start freezing in the van on the driveway here. The sides of the van are just a few inches off the walls.
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