Thursday, December 24, 2009

Colder than predicted

We checked the weather this evening and saw that it was only going to get to around 16 degrees tonight. Strange thing, it’s 10:30 pm and it’s 8 degrees outside.

Tomorrow if it warms up enough to thaw water lines we can expect to be without water for sometime. Last week there were three broken water lines in the park which left us without running water for just over an hour. We don’t store water in our fresh water tank so we used other containers to fill with water so we can make coffee and flush the toilet.

Too many people in this park do not prepare for cold weather. Over half the RVers here have their sewer hoses laying on the ground. This causes the waste water in the hoses to freeze because the dump pipes are above the ground. Less than half of these people don’t have there inlet water hoses wrapped and of those that do most don’t use the heat tapes. Guess $39 is too much of a cost to prevent frozen water hoses. 

If we have any problems with freezing it won’t be because we didn’t do our best to prepare for the cold weather. It will be something we will just have to deal with and tomorrow being Christmas Day there will be no place that one can purchase repair parts. With any luck and our preparations we will make it through the night without any freeze ups.


Tango said...

Last winter I did not prepare for the cold as much as I could have. I was without water for 4 days and the gate to my black tank froze up.
This winter, after months of research I don't have those problems. My propane tank is lasting me a month instead of a week and I'm snuggly warm in my home due to lots and lots of bubble wrap on all the windows, screen door, hoses and pipes...and straw bales all around my trailer. Yesterday was the coldest day so far, it was 9 degrees when I got up.
Research and all that work definitely paid off.
Hope your water comes back on quickly.
Happy Holidays to you and yours. :)

Rick and Paulette said...

Merry Christmas James - sure hopes it warms up for you down there soon!