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Old 03-23-2015, 03:03 PM   #1
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What's the lowest temps to de-winterize?

Well, tomorrow is the day we have to move the TT out of indoor storage and today it decided to snow 5". This has been a very cold and snowy Winter and it looks like the cold is going to stay around for awhile. I was wondering how long we should wait to de-winterize the camper. What should the temps be?
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:05 PM   #2
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Needs to be above freezing and stay above freezing.
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Needs to be above freezing and stay above freezing.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:28 PM   #4
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I removed mine from storage to get ready for our first trip in April. Getting everything ready but left pink fluid in its veins for now. We had 10 F here last night. All cleaned up and ready inside. Outside wash Wednesday hopefully, suppose to be warmer.
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When it gets above 32 degrees during the day and not below that for over 6 hrs a night.
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When it gets above 32 degrees during the day and not below that for over 6 hrs a night.
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When we got back from FL in Feb, we just left the EdenPure on and the furnace blower running and never winterized at all. I did pull the anode out of the water heater and let it drain and opened all the faucets. Never had anything freeze and we had some way below freezing temps over night. Inside temp stayed around 55 - 60 when I would check around 7 or 8 in the morning.
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When it gets above 32 degrees during the day and not below that for over 6 hrs a night.
That's your best answer. There are some who will tell you that your camper will freeze solid the instant the air temp gets down to 32. Those are the guys who put their campers up in October and don't use them again until May.

The air temp has to bring the water temp down to 32 before it will freeze, and that takes some time when the daytime temperatures have been warm. It has been in the 60's here, and later this week we're expecting a low of about 29. The temp will be below freezing for just a few hours, not nearly long enough to freeze the relatively warm water in the lines inside my camper.

We camped a couple of weeks ago and did not re-winterize, and we certainly aren't going to do it for a few hours of freezing temps following a daytime high of around 50 or 60.

Just take a close look at the weather forecast for the hourly temps in your area.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:49 PM   #9
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We're leaving Fri (Mar 27) for 6 weeks with our first stop in Indianapolis. They are predicting freezing conditions there and it is still getting in the low teens here mid Mich... so this is what we did.

We did a complete de-winterization last weekend when it was in the 50's . This allowed us to check out the furnace, WH (Gas & Elec) pump and plumbing just to make sure everything was working after the winter. Then we decided re=winterize after we saw the low temp predicts.
We also set the thermoset to 40F because we already loaded the camper with some items that we thought might freeze. Since the all plumbing in in heated compartments, we probably could have left out the antifreeze step, but at $3/gal we did it anyway.

We will keep the antifreeze in until we reach the Indy GC where we will flush it out as we set up.

btw....This is the coldest "End of Mar" that I can recall in these parts
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Well, tomorrow is the day we have to move the TT out of indoor storage and today it decided to snow 5". This has been a very cold and snowy Winter and it looks like the cold is going to stay around for awhile. I was wondering how long we should wait to de-winterize the camper. What should the temps be?
With the temps here in the Pocono's, you may want to wait till July to dewinterize.
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