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Old 12-27-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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Dewinterize question

So my wife and I will be taking our first long trip over the new year. I want to dewinterize it here in PA so once I'm on the road going south, I only focus on the vacation at hand. My question is this... if I dewinterize the day before and run heat into th e camper the night before, do I have anything to worry about freezing (if I'm not running water into the camper)? Are there risks of any external water lines freezing, or maybe my question really is... are there external water lines or will simply heating the interior be enough?
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:49 AM   #2
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how are you dewinterizing without using water?
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:54 AM   #3
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I will use water to flush the antifreeze out of the lines, but if the interior is completely heated, will I still have a potential freezing problem?
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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do you have a trailer, class c or class a? Anything on the exterior is in danger of freezing
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:05 AM   #6
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Blow out your lines and leave your faucets open.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:17 AM   #7
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you will also need to winterize before coming home if coming back to freezing temps
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You will absolutely have water in the lines or low spots after dewinterizing. There is no mystery in dewinterizing, just flush copious amounts of water through the system. Personally I would not dewinterize till you are in warmer weather. If you dewinterize before leaving, you will have to partially winterize before leaving anyhow, even if if just blowing out the lines, so why bother? Just wait till you are in warmer weather, hook up to city water connection at your first campsite and flush away. If you are winterized right now, why would you take the risk by dewinterizing and suddenly a hard freeze comes one night, and you expose yourself to possible problems.
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We left PA the beginning of November with a winterized trailer and de-winterized once we were in warmer weather just to be safe. If you are still in PA I would not de-winterize until you get south. It only takes about five minutes to flush it out and possibly save you a lot of money if you freeze lines or a tank.....
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:41 PM   #10
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Ok. All great advice. Will definitely do that. 1st stop in warmer weather... dewinterize! Thanks all
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