Originally Posted by jas0420
Thank you Robert for that link! We get 2 - 3 light freezes a year down here. I can already tell that I'm going to have a hard time convincing myself to go through all of that. I know that if I don't though we'll get the deepest longest freeze on record.
Off topic, but do you have any favorite camp grounds in your general area? My parents are in the Denton area and have kind of been hinting that they'd like to dip their toes into the camping experience with us.
First - on the winterizing...RESIST that temptation to not winterize. One year on our Sandpiper I waited later than usual...then the next spring when we got down to the coast and I hooked up water we had a torrent of water flowing out of the underbelly. I wound up having to replace the entire outdoor shower assembly because of a crack where the water supply feeds into the shower. I'm not 100% positive it was caused by freezing - but that's the only logical explanation.
As far as places to camp around North Texas...as has been mentioned the Corps of Engineer's Hickory Creek Park is very nice and pretty quiet (although you can at times hear the roar of the traffic on I-35-E.
Just a short distance away also on Lake Lewisville is Pilot Knoll Park. A bit more secluded...scenic...more trees - but we love both of them.
There are also LOTS of State Parks (and like the two mentioned above...sewer DUMPS only - not sewer hookups at the sites). One of our favorites is out west by 75 miles or so - Lake Mineral Wells State Park.