Delmar
i plan to be living in my camper all winter. I do live in New Mexico where I won't see much snow but it dies get cold, around 10 degress or so on many days or days at a time. What do I need to do to keep my camper running and not freezing? What tubes (pipes) do I need to worry about and do I need to winterize them and how. What about the tanks? Any suggestions will help. 

Thanks,

The buccaneer. 
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smohrmann
I don't have an answer - but want to follow this thread. On other posts I read about people insulating pipes. 
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Mic Tod
What tubes (pipes) do I need to worry about and do I need to winterize them and how. What about the tanks? Any suggestions will help. 

For sure you will need to seal off your fresh and grey water tanks underneath with a spray-on foam agent, like under-coating only for plastic tanks.  Doing the Blackwater tank is also advised.  Any pipes you see exposed will need to be wrapped.  Other than that, if you're living in the camper and using the water daily, you should be all right.  If you have to leave the unit unused for a day or two, there is a neat trick that some use (saw it on Youtube somewhere) to put a bit of anti-freeze in the P-traps of your sink, shower and toilet to prevent them from freezing.  Remember, they have water in them too even though they all drain to the tanks.  Battery life is an issue as well: cold weather is a drainer for them.
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mikes
Delmar wrote:
10 degress or so on many days or days at a time. What do I need to do to keep my camper running and not freezing?
Will you have electrical service? If so, heat tape on any underbody tubing then covered with pipe insulation, and heater pads on the tanks would be appropriate. If you won't have power to keep the lines/tanks warm, you may have to plan on not using them, and keeping enough water in jugs for cooking and flushing. RV antifreeze in the gray and black tanks won't stop freezing completely, but enough of it will keep it "soft" enough so it at least won't burst the tanks. The fresh tank and lines would need to be drained.
Mike
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