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Old 12-16-2016, 08:22 AM   #1
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Exclamation Does anyone else use their camper after winterizing?

We winterized our 19ft Zinger a month ago, but were thinking about taking it out in a few weeks to do some camping. Im planning on not using the water at all, but I would be firing up the heater to keep us warm. I figure that its got to be better than tent camping. Does anyone else do this? Are there any other issues that I would run into when doing this?
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:27 AM   #2
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Personally, I have not done this but it would seem really inconvenient to not use the water for showers and toilet. I would dewinterize and then if necessary winterize it again upon my return. It's not that hard or expensive to warrant using campground facilities.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:44 AM   #3
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Old 12-16-2016, 02:03 PM   #4
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Yes - was trying not to winterize, but have to today for the 'arctic blast' coming Saturday, then Christmas Eve thru day after we are close to the kids for Christmas Eve party and then the grand daughters Christmas morning, then off to Cajun Palms in Losing-Annie through New Years...
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:21 AM   #5
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We use ours when we go visit in laws. Better than sleeping on an air mattress!
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:17 PM   #6
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I'm actually planning on dragging mine up to the Adirondacks a few weekends this winter to do some snowmobiling. We've already seen some -15* weather so not going to do any un winterizing. Campground has restrooms and showers.
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:28 PM   #7
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If you're using your furnace then take water in a 5 gallon jug or two and and just pour it manually with a small container into sinks or to flush toilet, do dishes, wash hands, etc. You just need to conserve water a little more. Heat water on the stove if you need it hot. Your furnace will keep your underbelly warm enough to keep your waste tanks from freezing until you dump. You could also pour a little antifreeze down from time to time if its really cold. Then you just need to pour a little antifreeze back into your traps and you're all done again. Quicker than dewinterizing/ rewinterizing the water lines again with almost the same convenience of running water.

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Old 12-22-2016, 08:05 AM   #8
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Post winterization we don't but that is only due to work schedules (hers gets busy going into winter). If we could I would def take it out. Likely would not dewinterize unless the place we were going had shore water.

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