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    Hot water heater Q for 15 degree night

    Hi Everyone...first post. I have been told about this awesome site for some time. Had a rookie question. My RV is parked in my driveway but plugged into electric. Its gonna be cold tonite. About 15 degrees. I know thats a heat wave to some but pretty cold here. That said, my water heater is full of water. Should I just leave the electric power on to the water heater so that the water stays hot. Seems pretty basic Q but looking for some peace of mind. All other drains have been drained and I will have the fireplace on tonite as well. Thanks for any insights.

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    I would leave on electric or drain it. It just takes a couple of minutes to drain.

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    Agree to "pull the plug" on the water heater. With all the rolling blackouts and power outages from the Canadian border to Brownsville, TX (maybe eastern slope of the Rockies to the Appalachians) .......I would not being counting on a reliable power source with this mega cold snap.

    Only -26 here the night before last !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ynot4me2 View Post
    I would leave on electric or drain it. It just takes a couple of minutes to drain.

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    Many thanks!

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    Thank You!

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    Probably be good to pour some RV antifreeze in the kitchen and bathroom drain traps.

    The fireplace heater has limited impact when it is that cold. If you don't have RV antifreeze, then add a space heater or two and open the sink and bathroom cabinet doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceH View Post
    Probably be good to pour some RV antifreeze in the kitchen and bathroom drain traps.

    The fireplace heater has limited impact when it is that cold. If you don't have RV antifreeze, then add a space heater or two and open the sink and bathroom cabinet doors.
    Many thanks!

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