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Old 04-04-2017, 07:44 AM   #1
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Re-Winterize?

We have been using our toy hauler for the past two weekends here in NE Ohio and central PA. We have another race coming up this weekend and the temperature is predicted to be down to 28-30 degrees F Friday and Saturday nights.

Do you think that is low enough that I should re-winterize?
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:45 AM   #2
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I'm going camping THIS weekend 32 30 on Thursday Friday.

4 to 6 in of the white stuff possible...

I'm currently winterized. BUT do I chance it?
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:50 AM   #3
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I dont think a it's necessary at those temps to do a full winterization. Your options are to blow the lines out with air, or if you can plug in and run your furnace at a low setting that would be adequate. Many of us have fall camped or spring camped with lows getting to that with no issues. It will only be at that low temperature for a short time and if you heat the trailer, heat will get to where you need it to go to keep things safe.
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I live in the area near where the OP is from.
We are to get some sub freezing temps no doubt.

If you've already dewinterized I wouldn't worry.
Keep a little heat in your rig by either running the furnace on low or using a small electric space heater.

If you haven't dewinterized... just wait a couple more days.

Just remember, stuff doesn't freeze the very instant temperatures get to freezing or a few degrees below. If the rig is just sitting there, relieve the pressure on the system (turn off pump or city water) and open a faucet. If you are camping, using the water system periodically will keep things from happening at near freezing temps.

We camp a lot in the fall when temps do this same thing and we've never had a problem. When it gets cold enough to be below freezing for weeks on end... that's a different story.
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I'm going camping THIS weekend 32 30 on Thursday Friday.

4 to 6 in of the white stuff possible...

I'm currently winterized. BUT do I chance it?
We are to get several inches here in the Laurel Highlands of Western PA too.

I'd be more concerned about the roads than the camper.
They've already cleaned a lot of the anti-skid up around here and recent rains have washed away residual salt treatments.

The roads are either going to be slick (with little to no treatment) or they'll come along and resalt everything and your camper will be a mess getting to and back from camping.
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