Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-09-2018, 08:20 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 37
Considering a Christmas/New Years trip from D.C. to S.C. to TN.

Hello all! We are considering a late-planned Christmas trip with our TT. It's currently winterized but I'm not opposed to flushing the tanks and heading south for a week to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.
Just curious how many travel in freezing weather and what concerns you have for freezing pipes etc. We are not talking single digits but probably 25-40 degree weather. Our TT does not have the "all season" package with the under carriage heat. We would obviously have the heat on during the night which I would think would be enough to prevent a hard freeze.
Also, the weather could be a factor and is something I'm taking into account. Last thing I would want is being on the highway pulling a 36' trailer in a snowstorm!!!
Just looking for any tips and tricks as well as winter travel stories. Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Greg Turley
New TT, TBD
2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab, 6.0

Evolution Printing, Manassas, VA
Design ~ Printing ~ Signs
evoprinting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2018, 12:47 PM   #2
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 7,048
I'd leave the TT winterized as long as possible with the exception of putting a little water in the fresh water tank. If you're talking a few hours at 25ºF or higher you're not going to freeze anything.

I'm also one of the ones that doesn't have a problem running the furnace while traveling.
__________________

__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2018, 06:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 566
We live on the other side of the state, but we have done this several times...well, we usually do a Christmas trip. We will leave a day or two after Christmas and stay for about a week, arriving back home sometime about the 4th or 5th, just in time for the kids to head back to school.

We have hit winter weather once and we just pulled over into a large shopping center and sat around until the highway department had worked the roads and got all the snow off and we were on our way again.

Just plan it so you have an extra day to sit if the need arises and have a great time in some warmer weather.
merrykalia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2018, 06:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 1,623
if there is water were you are going, leave it winterized till you get there and hope you aren't towing in snow on the way home.
Kimber45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2018, 04:10 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Full-time USA
Posts: 87
What part of SC are you going to? Charleston can be warm while there is snow in the upstate around Greenville , Spartanburg area.
WilliamG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2018, 04:14 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 37
Thanks for the replies! I can't imagine it would cold enough for a hard freeze but you never know.
__________________
Greg Turley
New TT, TBD
2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab, 6.0

Evolution Printing, Manassas, VA
Design ~ Printing ~ Signs
evoprinting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2018, 04:15 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 37
We would be going to Hilton Head, SC and then head over to Knoxville, TN.
__________________
Greg Turley
New TT, TBD
2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab, 6.0

Evolution Printing, Manassas, VA
Design ~ Printing ~ Signs
evoprinting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2018, 04:34 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Full-time USA
Posts: 87
You will be fine in Hilton Head. Not sure about Knoxville. I lived in Charleston for 22 years before going full time. I never worried about winterizing.
WilliamG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2018, 04:38 PM   #9
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 10,950
Just watch the weather... we all know what hit a few days ago!
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '16=46 '17=30 '18=51 '19=53
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2018, 05:00 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
A32Deuce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Posts: 8,209
We leave the 20th from South Jersey to Myrtle Beach. I will put water in the fresh tank to use for our first stop. They only have elec this time of year.
__________________
2012 SunSeeker 3100SS Toad-1962 Futura Average 100 + days camping
A32Deuce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2018, 07:24 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Missouri
Posts: 441
Winter Traveling

We keep our trailer winterized when heading south from Missouri. Even though our trailer has heat in the belly, we don't travel with water in the fresh water tank, but take 2 or 3 gallons of water to use to flush the toilet and wash our hands. I put RV antifreeze in the black and grey tanks so nothing freezes. When we camp, we will use the furnace and drink bottled water or favorite adult beverages! Snug as a bug in a rug!!
__________________

gfarmcafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 AM.


×