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Old 12-01-2015, 03:27 PM   #21
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Yes, de-winterize after you clear into good weather. Bring gallon jugs of water for cooking etc.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:31 PM   #22
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We left Whiting, NJ, last Feb.1st. We were luck weather wise. Snowed two days before we left and again the day after we left. I had +/- 1/2 tank of fresh water but I didn't de-winterize until our first stop at Emporia Va. A few gallon jugs of water took care of coffee and flush for toilet. This year we plan on leaving 12-28, weather permitting, plan in doing a repeat water wise.
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Old 12-01-2015, 04:21 PM   #23
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Ramblerguy,

That set up will work well. Last night I broke down and ordered a 3 sensor unit from AcuRite. DoctorT68 two these will be zip tied in each of the rear bays. Right rear where the water tank is and left rear where the dump valves are at. It cost me 64.99 with a color display and temp alarms, and everything is AA battery operated. Nice peace of mind..

Going down the road if you get a cold temp reading close to 32 just flush and wash up with hot water.... then run the heat for a while.
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Old 12-01-2015, 04:39 PM   #24
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I was just thinking about that. I know when I'm freezing, but what do I do about it?! LOL!

Awesome discussion everyone. Keep the advice coming. I know I'm soaking it up, and will use all of it, and I'm sure others are as well.

Thanks a ton!
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Not a problem while you are driving from all the heat put out by engine, trans, and exhaust. When you stop just run house heat. I had mine parked for the month of Jan this year, not winterized, kept the heat at 45. Nothing froze.
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Yes. Keep away from Balt./Wash, and Northern Virginia. I go south via NJ turnpike to 896 in Del. which turns into 301. Take 301 to 50 west then back to 301 south. In Maryland on 301 @ RT 4 there is an open camp ground east of 301 by a couple miles or just before crossing the Potomac Rv. there is a small CG before Tollbooth on right. Then take 301 to 299 out to 95 south. Depending on time of day, stay on 95 south or 295 S around Richmond. After that clean sailing. I have ben going this way for about 25 years.
X2 - I'm leaving Maine Saturday and this is the way I'm going. A few traffic lights on 301 but it's no where near as aggravating as dealing with the Baltimore and DC traffic.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:52 AM   #27
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X2 - I'm leaving Maine Saturday and this is the way I'm going. A few traffic lights on 301 but it's no where near as aggravating as dealing with the Baltimore and DC traffic.
I'll definitely do that. Thanks so much.
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Not a problem while you are driving from all the heat put out by engine, trans, and exhaust. When you stop just run house heat. I had mine parked for the month of Jan this year, not winterized, kept the heat at 45. Nothing froze.
That's what I'm thinking. I'll go ahead and buy the temperature sensors and just de-winterize before I go, and re-winterize the second I get back. I'll be running the heat as long as it's cold because I can't have my family frozen. . .
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Ramblerguy,

That set up will work well. Last night I broke down and ordered a 3 sensor unit from AcuRite. DoctorT68 two these will be zip tied in each of the rear bays. Right rear where the water tank is and left rear where the dump valves are at. It cost me 64.99 with a color display and temp alarms, and everything is AA battery operated. Nice peace of mind..

Going down the road if you get a cold temp reading close to 32 just flush and wash up with hot water.... then run the heat for a while.
so what you are saying is, every 10 miles from Connecticut to Florida, he has to run water and heat the RV? I bet you make great time on your travels
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What if you waited to de winterize until you got down south ???
Maybe not a possibility ???
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