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Old 09-17-2015, 09:23 PM   #31
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Most of us winterize our rv and tuck them away or go south.
In what month do you winterize?
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:04 PM   #32
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I just ordered a heated drinking water hose for this Octobers trip. That should take care of outside. We are just going to run the tank heat and furnace as the forcast is only calling for -2 and snow at night.
Several years ago we did a snowmobile race in February and -35, we winterized all the lines and tanks, used bottled water for everything and just dumped several gallons of plumbing antifreeze in the holding tank then kept the use of them to a minimum. Had no issue other than staying warm. Ran the furnace and the motor home engine and had to finally fire up a couple electric heaters after we finally got the generator to fire.
As for roads just drive carefully and leave lots of extra time to sit out traffic jambs or closures. Take sand or cat litter and some ice melt if it helps you feel safer and in a pinch windshield washer fluid poured on the tires will actually help get you going on ice.
Be safe and have fun.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:53 AM   #33
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We are planning our first long trip for the week after Christmas. We are headed from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Seabrook, New Hampshire, we want to go see our son who is serving in the USCG. We would like to know if we are setting ourselves up for disappointment? What can we expect from the Interstates? We lived in Alaska for four winters, but it was a dry snow and they kept the roads clear. Should we get snow chains? Do they still make them? We will be going threw Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York and New Hampshire.

Thank you all for any and all input.
I've been camping in the winter in north Texas, and my water hose froze solid.
Just got back from South Dakota, the water was like ice water coming out of the faucet in the RV park. My water heater couldn't overcome the cold water, and my hot water shower lasted about 4 minutes. I called my selling dealer and the Tech. suggested I run the water heater on propane and electricity. Doing that, I had enough hot water to take a quick shower.
Good luck with the cold.

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Old 09-18-2015, 01:20 AM   #34
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vminchew. I wait as long as I can, but that is usually the end of October to start of November when hard freezes and snow make decision for me. I really hate draining black and grey tanks in the cold
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