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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by deisel doctor, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. deisel doctor

    deisel doctor Read Only Funster

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    Just got back from three nights in the van, just really to see what its like in the cold and check every thing out.All went well i did notice that the heating and the water took a lot longer to heat up, hardly surprissing with the temp at minus 11 when it did heat up we were snug as bug in a rug. However i did a very silly thing on the second night, i thought i would move the van over a bit so i disconected every thing and closed the waste,:Doh: yes you guessed it i forgot to open the waste into the waste hog so the pipe from the holding tank outlet was froze sollid wont do that again all sorted now just a thought do you put a little anti freeze in the holding tank or not.
     
  2. aba

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    heated tanks are a god send
    ours are internal in the double floor cavity heated by the passing alde radiators the only thing is we have to bottle water from the nature pure filter and put it in the fridge as the cold water isn't cold enough to drink straight from the tap although it saves a little gas boiling the kettle as its not that cold.
     
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    putting antifreeze into the grey tank would mean it eventually ending up in our water system, neither legal nor a good idea.
     
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    Hi
    Burstner suggest adding salt, via the sink and bathroom drain, as an anti-freeze in our instruction manual. I guess that would work and not be environmentally damaging. I haven't tried it though, so have no idea if it would work, or how much to add.
    Karen
     
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    Not quite on the subject but the quickest way to heat your van up is to start of useing the gas and then revert back to electric once the van is warm.
     
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    even salt water will freeze if it is coal enough and is harder to thaw out lag your wast tank and heat it if you are growing to use in winter
    Watt you can do is box it off and divert sum of the heat from your blown air heating i done it and havent frozen up yet
     

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