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Old 11-03-2020, 02:22 PM   #1
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Tried to prevent freezing and flooded

Went camping last weekend in northeast and temps dipped to 25. We were advised to leave faucet on dripping to prevent freezing. We did this but didnít leave gray pull opened so we had a little flood. The tub filled up and water was coming from carpet by living room tv. We cleaned up all the water And just that part of carpet was damp. I put space heater and dried up carpet.

Do I need to be worried about water damage? The tub didnít overflow it was just coming from corner of carpet where living room slide is right under entertainment center in living room. The carpet is dry I am just worried about Wood underneath.
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Old 11-03-2020, 02:23 PM   #2
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:22 PM   #3
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#1- 25 degrees will more than likely not freeze anything since its only at that temp a few hours at best. We have camped at 10 and had no issues.
#2- If the carpet got wet, the subfloor under it did also. You could have continued wood rot/mold issues. The carpet/padding needs to be removed and everything dried out with fans.
#3- The faucet running thing only applies to your sticks and bricks home.
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Old 11-18-2020, 11:34 PM   #4
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For future reference, the furnace should keep your pipes from freezing and if you don't have a heated hose, fill your fresh water tank and disconnect your water hose and drain it at night and use the pump to pull water from your tank for your nightly needs.
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I agree with what Dick said. Ive been in cold weather and this is whatI do.
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There might be minor damage wherever water got to particle board edges. I've had some minor floods over the years and not experienced any long-term problems.
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:56 AM   #7
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I wouldn't worry to much about the floor. Pulling up carpet and padding is not something i would do. I don't think there is any padding under the carpets in the first place. floor seems hard to me.
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I wouldn't worry to much about the floor. Pulling up carpet and padding is not something i would do. I don't think there is any padding under the carpets in the first place. floor seems hard to me.
Don't know about the newer ones but my 11 has padding under all carpet. I would at the very least lift the carpet padding and check the floor. OSB and water do not like each other
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Everyone else addressed the OP question on the flooding but I wonder if he was told to let the water drip in freezing weather so the hose from the hydrant wouldn't freeze.
A plug in heated hose would fix that or you could put water in your fresh water tank and use the water pump. Put hose in heated storage when not filling tank and keep furnace running, not just electric heat, to keep tank and lines from freezing.
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[QUOTE...#3- The faucet running thing only applies to your sticks and bricks home...[/QUOTE]

Not necessarily true. We spend Jan in the RV and many people let the faucet drip to prevent freezing of the water stalk and/or the water hose to the RV.
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[QUOTE...#3- The faucet running thing only applies to your sticks and bricks home...
Not necessarily true. We spend Jan in the RV and many people let the faucet drip to prevent freezing of the water stalk and/or the water hose to the RV.[/QUOTE]

I camp in freezing temperatures a couple times a year and do not use City water hook-up I always fill the fresh water tank and I've never had a problem.

I believe it's common knowledge too experienced rvers to either fill your freshwater tank and use the pump or use a heated supply hose.
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