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Old 02-17-2015, 11:38 AM   #1
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Winterize before travel?

Took the camper out last week and had an interesting thought... Should we winterize at the campground before hauling in near/sub zero temps?

Could the wind chill cause problems, or would the vibrations be enough to keep ice from forming?

Probably being a bit paranoid in asking that, but I've been thinking a lot about that since we got our annual ice storm this weekend.

Just something to think about.


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Old 02-17-2015, 11:43 AM   #2
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Yes,if it is Sub-Zero Temps,water freezes at (32F) wind chill or not! Youroo!!
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:45 AM   #3
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I don't really travel that far at a time in winter, but if the need arose, that's good info to have.

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Yes, if temps can get in the 20's...better safe than sorry!

Note: Wind chill temps only apply to people, so don't worry about those.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:02 AM   #5
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Bottom line...if its gonna freeze..then winterize. Winterizing isn't the big horrible chore so many people make it out to be...it's pretty simple, it's very inexpensive, and since we don't know just what mother nature will throw our way, if you are in an area where you can get some of these harder freezes than just winterize! Besides you learn a lot of invaluable info about your trailer at the same time. The potential repairs could be a whole more time consuming and expensive and just a pain to deal with.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:40 PM   #6
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Had no probs. Traveled on the only above freezing days.

The DOT had put salt brine on the roads as a pre-treatment. I'm pretty sure the bottom of my TT won't freeze as a result, but me, knowing the corrosive nature of sodium chloride, I want it cleaned.

What's the best way to accomplish that goal? Start up the sprinkler and drive across it several times? I don't want to spray too much water onto the undercarriage, but I want to make sure it's as clean as possible.


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