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Old 12-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Winter travel in non 4 season trailer

Hi all
Our TT is not a four season unit.
Right now we have it winterized but we are thinking of heading out before the "summer season".
Does anyone else do this, and if so? How do you keep things from freezing while you are driving for 8 hours or more on the road?
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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If it was me, and I was headed to a campground with hookups I'd leave the rig winterized until hooked up. Then, depending on how it was winterized, either drain out the pink stuff, or just go ahead and run water and then drain. I would just bring bottled water to drink. It really depends in where your coming from and where your headed? And, what is your camper capable of for heat?
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It has the basic unit heater in it. But have heard it is not a good idea to run it while going down the road because the vacuum created will will blow it out and it will basically just trip out anyway.
We are in MO, and heading west for the trip.
My main worry is the two days we could be in below freezing temps and what to do about keeping the toilet lines from freezing.
The holding tanks are big enough I am not worried about them cracking really.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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I have ran our furnace when traveling in the teens without problems. But, the longest pull was on the way home from Ohio when we picked it up. We filled with water at the dealership as we stayed in it two nights on the way home. It did get above freezing during the days, and we had no problems without heating during the drives.

I'd leave it winterized and then re winterize before heading back home
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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I'd leave it winterized and then re winterize before heading back home
That is how I'd do it as well. All in all you'll spend a total of an hour de-winterizing then re-winterizing. Bring the antifreeze with you on your trip so you'll have it for when you need it. Run the fridge as you normally would.
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We left Indiana on Thanksgiving day headed to Florida. We had 2 nights in RV parks on the way down. We left the TT winterized until we reached our first park in Florida. We used the facilities in the RV parks for showers. I keep a gallon jug for flush water to use in the toilet. We ran the furnace at night and used an electric heater. I have done this several times and never had a problem.
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We're staying winterized next week in North Texas while camping, but it has never bothered me to use park facilities for showering, etc. I grew up doing that.

And we're just carrying water for flush water for children's emergencies, yes.
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