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Hi all - we are visiting family this weekend in the MH and it’s predicted to get down to -4C where we are visiting. we have an Adria A Class with Alde heating. The water tank is stored inside the van just forward of the rear garage. I’m thinking that with the heating on all the time, this should be fine and keep the water from freezing? Also would you suggest that we keep the hot Water on all the time or not? Many thanks in advance.
 

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We keep hot water on all the time once on site whatever the temperature and weather.

We are away too and will have heating on 24*7 lowering temperature to 12° overnight.
 

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We keep hot water on all the time once on site whatever the temperature and weather.

We are away too and will have heating on 24*7 lowering temperature to 12° overnight.
I assume you’ll be on EHU then……? :unsure:
 

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If you are using the van there will be enough latent heat in the van without any heating on its never going to get anywhere near cold enough inside the van to worry about freezing.
We never run the heating overnight.

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Your Adria is designed to handle much lower temperatures than that we had -14 in German one winter but just keep the hot water on to ensure the boiler doesn't dump your water and heating on low.
 
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If you are using the van there will be enough latent heat in the van without any heating on its never going to get anywhere near cold enough inside the van to worry about freezing.
We never run the heating overnight.
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We keep heating on at night in winter conditions, but lower the temp to about 16c, this keeps boiler from dumping and keeps dog warm.
Talking of dog(s)……we have to put our 2 in kennels this weekend! they are not going to like that in these temperatures….we usually take them on our travels, but visiting elderly parents etc. for a short visit just doesn’t make it feasible this weekend!….
 
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If you are using the van there will be enough latent heat in the van without any heating on its never going to get anywhere near cold enough inside the van to worry about freezing.
We never run the heating overnight.
It depends on the van ......

My sister, who is currently living in her van in her garden in Cornwall (builders are renovating) has posted a picture today of her INTERNAL thermometer. 4c !

She is struggling to get it into double figures with the aid of an electric oil heater as well.
 
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Ours are going into kennels after Xmas for a few days. Our kennels are indoors and heated fortunately, though they are expensive.

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It depends on the van ......

My sister, who is currently living in her van in her garden in Cornwall (builders are renovating) has posted a picture today of her INTERNAL thermometer. 4c !

She is struggling to get it into double figures with the aid of an electric oil heater as well.
It must be very poorly insulated.
 
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Ours are going into kennels after Xmas for a few days. Our kennels are indoors and heated fortunately, though they are expensive.
Our kennels are converted stables, they have heaters in each kennel and provide lots of duvets in the beds! Owners are completely bonkers in a good way, so I’m sure they’ll survive!
 
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So, if you were to leave the dogs in the van, wouldn't that provide enough heat? Make them work for you!
I'll get my coat!
 
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I believe a human body loses about 2Kwh of heat a day. Two people and even better a couple of large dogs with their higher body temperature probably adds quite a bit of heating to a small space as in a motorhome.
 
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The water won't freeze with heating on - I've been down to -29'c in Austria without issue. A class, alde heating.
On a -16'c night the truck went from +21 to +17 overnight with no heating on (pump erroneously set for 240 rather than 12V)

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Best feeling ever: freezing cold day, returning to cosy warm mr trucky.
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Assuming youres is the sonic toad a tag?. We havent used ours in sub zero yet but will be interested how you get on
 

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Just starting to dip below zero here at Burrs Country Park CAMC site, van is a nice toasty 21 degrees and that’s with the internal door to the boot open to let some heat through! Our Wildax Elara panel van copes with Uk temperatures easily, never been winter skiing in it though …

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Most covered in the posts above. Three things you need to be aware of, but all may not affect you. When we were out well below freezing we drained our waste off before nightfall and left the tap open with a receptacle to catch any waste, The last bit of your drain pipe may not be insulated. You are more likely to be affected by freezing facilities on site, especially if it goes on for a few days. The two key ones for us were the outside fresh water taps on site, and the CMC style outdoor chemical disposal points also froze up after a few days of well below freezing (the private site at Cheltenham near GCHQ).
 

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For info.
Our Burstner A class is on the drive.
It's a barmy(sic) 0degs. outside
As an exercise I've put the gas heater on at the min. setting

The result is that, after an hour, the temp. is now 8degs.

As said, for your info.

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We keep hot water on all the time once on site whatever the temperature and weather.

We are away too and will have heating on 24*7 lowering temperature to 12° overnight.
Exactly the same here. Not worried at all. Even with no heating on it will be fine
 
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If it’s an Alde system and the heating is on, the hot water will also be on regardless.
 

Lenny HB

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Just starting to dip below zero here at Burrs Country Park CAMC site, van is a nice toasty 21 degrees and that’s with the internal door to the boot open to let some heat through! Our Wildax Elara panel van copes with Uk temperatures easily, never been winter skiing in it though …

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What's that all about, it makes the van unuseable.
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