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Old 10-12-2016, 07:04 PM   #1
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Fall/Cold weather traveling question

DW and I are planning a trip in the last week of Oct. when traveling in colder weather do we need to winterize before traveling. This will be our first fall trip in this RV. Obviously no one knows what the weather will be at that time. Shouldn't be frigid but how much can the system handle going down the road?
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:47 PM   #2
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Well I personally wouldn't worry unless you are traveling in below freezing temperatures. Then I would winterize the unit. Better safe then sorry.
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it's a matter of how long and how cold....
it has to be below freezing for many hours before you have to worry...
when we towed a 5'er we typically blew out the lines and left the heater @ the lowest temp setting just to fight off the cold...

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If we have to wear long pants & anything heavier than a windbreaker we're not far enough south yet, 102 yesterday between Phoenix & Tucson, not winterizing here!
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it's a matter of how long and how cold....
it has to be below freezing for many hours before you have to worry...
when we towed a 5'er we typically blew out the lines and left the heater @ the lowest temp setting just to fight off the cold...

Winter camping is FUN !


Did I get that right? Leave the heater on going down the road?


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I do that also, the furnace is ducted to the basement & underbelly, works great if you remember to fill the propane bottles.
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"How cold and how long" is your answer.

We camp in the desert during the winter months and it's not uncommon to get temps in the 20s overnight. We keep the trailer warm enough for humans (set the thermostat to 55 at bedtime) and we've never had anything but the dog's water bowl freeze.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:08 PM   #8
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I've done my share of cold weather camping in a 5er. With the heat on and as long as the underbelly is enclosed your ok. Except the hose to the campground water faucet. Of course I always turn off the water and drain the hose at night unless you have a heated hose. Like I said if traveling I would winterize or at least blow the lines out. But like was stated it would have to be really cold for an extended period of time.
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Thanks for all the info. I learn something new all the time here. I did not know you could leave the heater on at all while traveling.
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Some of the communist states in the northeast say no propane on for certain areas, but others allow you to use your stuff as it's designed
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