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cummins2500hd
01-28-2014, 09:01 PM
I just remembered that I think I left some bottled water in the fridge and under the counter in the kitchen. We planned on camping in late fall but those plans fell through so I had it winterized by the dealership and forgot about the water until now in this frigid weather.

Hopefully the the bottles didn't crack and then leak water out?????

worried about this.

bsummit
01-28-2014, 09:10 PM
I have left bottle water in ours in temps way below freezing and it won't freeze as long as the bottle has not been opened. I have left bottle water on our front porch with temp in the teens just to see if it would freeze and it did not. But when I opened one it froze within a few seconds. Don't think you have anything to worry about.

olcoon
01-28-2014, 09:16 PM
Don't know why, but "sometimes" they will burst when they freeze don't know if it needs to be single digits or what. But I've seen the same thing as bsummit.

JohnDar
01-28-2014, 09:22 PM
Do that with a bottle of beer and it turns into a "beersickle" when you open it.

cummins2500hd
01-28-2014, 09:22 PM
These are unopened and it has been very cold here recently. I plan on trying to get to the camper tomorrow to check things.

danemayer
01-28-2014, 09:23 PM
I've repeatedly frozen gallon bottles of water to keep food in coolers. Out of 6 bottles, I think one developed a leak after a couple of weeks of daily freezing, thawing, and refreezing.

cummins2500hd
01-28-2014, 09:39 PM
Hopefully all is ok tomorrow

ILH
01-28-2014, 09:52 PM
If you're talking about the single serve plastic bottles, they freeze without incident. Don't worry about it. We always have one or two frozen in the car during the winter...

cummins2500hd
01-29-2014, 06:24 AM
That is what I'm talking about. I'm going there later this morning to get them out although I'm afraid to open the slides I case they have frozen water in them so I'll try and do it without

jayc
01-29-2014, 10:41 AM
I've seen them left in the freezer for long periods with no breaks.

Westwind
01-29-2014, 09:21 PM
Try to get to them without opening the slides, I would worry more about the cold bothering your slide gaskets. Hopefully you can get to the water without opening them. Good Luck.

wrgrs50s
01-29-2014, 09:58 PM
The water can freeze in the plastic bottles and expand without bursting, unlike a glass bottle or can. However, if it makes you sleep better, remove them and remove all doubt.

cummins2500hd
01-29-2014, 10:04 PM
All the water was in the fridge. Some bottles were frozen and cracked and others were all liquid. Nothing major. A few little ice spots on the plastic inside the fridge I broke loose with my fingers and threw outside. All done without opening slides.

donr827
01-30-2014, 05:29 AM
Do that with a bottle of beer and it turns into a "beersickle" when you open it.

You have come up with a idea that needs to be marketed by a beer manufacturer. Would be great on a hot summer day.
Don