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Old 10-31-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Im glad we winterized our trailer last weekend, a hard freeze is predicted for our area Friday night into Saturday morning.

Travel with the trailer is over for us until late January when we wait for a weather window of opportunity to hitch up and head to Gulf Shores, AL for two months.

Travel isnt over for us though, Sunday morning we fly to Los Angeles for a November 3rd departure on the cruise ship Norwegian Star. Were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary by taking a 14 day Panama Canal cruise. We arrive back in Miami on November 17th. Instead of sitting by a campfire with an adult beverage well be sitting on our balcony with an adult beverage watching the ocean roll by.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:37 AM   #2
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I'm in SW MO and camping this Friday and Saturday nights, will use the tank heaters and leave the bath vanity open where the pump is.

Have a portable electric heater but will also use the furnace plenty to keep the underside warm. Probably our last weekend though.

Have a great trip!
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Hey Oakman, I just put the cover on The Beast yesterday and tucked him away until March. We're gonna get some real cold temps over the w\e too. It's always sad to have to say goodbye to the season, but it allows a break in the action to plan future memories in 2015. Congrats on your 40 yrs.......it's quite an accomplishment. We'll be looking at 29 next May, and every year I live by the mantra, 'It's cheaper to keep her'
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:58 PM   #4
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Define what you mean by a hard freeze...got to 14 here last night but not near as cold tonight and warming up over the weekend.
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C of F. Winterpeg? I have been there in January doing Hockey Games with the Jets..
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Im glad we winterized our trailer last weekend, a hard freeze is predicted for our area Friday night into Saturday morning.

Travel with the trailer is over for us until late January when we wait for a weather window of opportunity to hitch up and head to Gulf Shores, AL for two months.

Travel isnt over for us though, Sunday morning we fly to Los Angeles for a November 3rd departure on the cruise ship Norwegian Star. Were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary by taking a 14 day Panama Canal cruise. We arrive back in Miami on November 17th. Instead of sitting by a campfire with an adult beverage well be sitting on our balcony with an adult beverage watching the ocean roll by.

Congrads on your 40th, have a great trip all going well we will see you in March.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:28 PM   #7
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C of F. Winterpeg? I have been there in January doing Hockey Games with the Jets..
That's in F...was -10c...games with the Jets? What capacity? Fan? Official? Announcer? Player?
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:10 AM   #8
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Define what you mean by a hard freeze...got to 14 here last night but not near as cold tonight and warming up over the weekend.
A hard freeze is an agricultural term...means that the temperatures will be below freezing long enough for plants to be killed because they will freeze all the way through.

I've had my copper manifold in my water sprinkler system crack clean in half from the water inside freezing then expanding so I'm always very meticulous when winterizing my RV....don't want any problems in the spring that would slow down our camping plans!!
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Having grown up on the farm, I get what is meant by a hard freeze, I was just curious what a hard freeze was by your standards as far as actual temperature....which is why I mentioned the 14 degrees in my post....in my books thats a hard freeze.. Some folks more accustomed to southern climates think 30 is a hard freeze.....up here, at 14...we decided to leave the shorts behind and throw on some pants.
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:23 PM   #10
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Im glad we winterized our trailer last weekend, a hard freeze is predicted for our area Friday night into Saturday morning.

Travel with the trailer is over for us until late January when we wait for a weather window of opportunity to hitch up and head to Gulf Shores, AL for two months.

Travel isnt over for us though, Sunday morning we fly to Los Angeles for a November 3rd departure on the cruise ship Norwegian Star. Were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary by taking a 14 day Panama Canal cruise. We arrive back in Miami on November 17th. Instead of sitting by a campfire with an adult beverage well be sitting on our balcony with an adult beverage watching the ocean roll by.
Hey Oakman I only wish I could hitch up our fifth in January! Have a wonderful time on your cruise and congrats on your 40th wedding anniversary.
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