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Old 12-01-2015, 09:09 PM   #1
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Wait to de-winterize?

I'm heading south for the rest of the winter this weekend from the NYC metro area to FL. I winterized my Forester a few weeks ago but I am planning on staying it in for the trip south. My rig is a rear queen bed model and the fresh water tank is under the bed, approximately in the center of the coach. Foresters have the ducted heat that warms the holding tanks.

I checked the weather forecasts and it looks like mid to upper 40's in the NYC area and warming to the mid to high 50's in the VA/NC area. However, it looks like nights will be dropping to the upper 20's.

I don't want to freeze any plumbing so would I be safe to fill the fresh water tank and use my on board water as long as I'm running the furnace when parked at night? I'm concerned about the water filter housing too. I know it will be above freezing during the day so that's not a concern, I'm just worried about the overnight temps the first night out. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.



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Old 12-01-2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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I would fill it up and not be concerned with it, you have to remember the low temp is usually just before the sun comes up.
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