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Old 11-30-2015, 05:07 PM   #1
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CT to Florida in February - Protecting from Freeze?

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I'm winterizing now and will be taking a trip to Disney in February. I'm worried about Freeze ups on the trip. I will dewinnterize the morning we leave and can rewinterize as soon as we get back. But I'm worried about freezing pipes andvtankscwhile I'm on the road. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

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Old 11-30-2015, 05:27 PM   #2
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Even with an artic pack I use a remote weather temp sensor I stole off the porch with the readout in the dining room. The one I have is an old Bass Pro La Crosse clock and temp gizmo. It reads from about 100 ft with three walls and a bay door between the two. I am currently shopping for a twin remote unit so each wet bay has sensor, then the readout can either sit in the house or coach as needed. I pulled 120v power to all the bays so I can use a chick hatching lamp as needed..... I only use the 12v artic pack when rolling....
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:34 PM   #3
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Ok. But I don't have the Arctic pack unfortunately.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:37 PM   #5
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Sorry, I did not read your post correctly. Depending what year coach you have your furnace will heat the water bays. Worst case I would fire up the hot water heater and run both the hot and cold while you travel. I would be sure that the outside shower is air locked on both hot and cold as that seems to be the biggest threat. Still think the temp sensors are the key....
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With a 2016 if the bays are ok so are the pipes....(less the outside shower)
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Hmmm. Ok. How do I airlock the showed? Not sure what you mean here.
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While it is winterized do not let raw water move up the outside shower lines (aka do not open the shower valves). This will keep pink anti freeze there and raw water away from the shower head. I use air to winterize so I keep an air bubble next to the shower head all winter by not purging the line when I pump water, yea the air compresses a little as water pressure charges but the pump is rather little and low pressure....
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I have a SunSeeker. You know how cold this past Feb. was. I DE winterized mine, filled with water and left for FLA. Ran the house heater when we stopped in Maryland over night. Snowed, no problem. Didn't get warm till we hit Southern Georgia. Did stay at South Of The Border, nice.
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I have a SunSeeker. You know how cold this past Feb. was. I DE winterized mine, filled with water and left for FLA. Ran the house heater when we stopped in Maryland over night. Snowed, no problem. Didn't get warm till we hit Southern Georgia. Did stay at South Of The Border, nice.

Thanks A32. That's reassuring. Any other advice you can offer for the trip?
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