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Old 02-09-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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We are leaving northeast Pa.on Feb.22 traveling to Destin,Fla. This will be our first trip in below freezing conditions.The coach is winterized and stored inside. My concerns of course is weather or not to dewinterize the day before and leave the furnace on,or travel to destination with antifreeze in plumbing system. I am not sure if our coach has heat ducted to holding tanks or fresh water tank.Is it ok to use windshield washer fluid to flush toilet if i don't dewinterize? The coach is a '04 kountry star 3740 bath and a half,I beleive the same model as "007" has.I would like to have your advice or recomendations. I'm sure there are things I haven't even thought of. thanks in advance, Bob
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We are leaving northeast Pa.on Feb.22 traveling to Destin,Fla. This will be our first trip in below freezing conditions.The coach is winterized and stored inside. My concerns of course is weather or not to dewinterize the day before and leave the furnace on,or travel to destination with antifreeze in plumbing system. I am not sure if our coach has heat ducted to holding tanks or fresh water tank.Is it ok to use windshield washer fluid to flush toilet if i don't dewinterize? The coach is a '04 kountry star 3740 bath and a half,I beleive the same model as "007" has.I would like to have your advice or recomendations. I'm sure there are things I haven't even thought of. thanks in advance, Bob
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If I were to leave my home tommorow heres what I would do, fill water tank about 1/2 full, turn on heat, always have LP tank full, turn on switch for blower thats located on water closet connecting wall, as furnace cycles on and off the blower in foil tube from furnace will cycle with furnace also. This will keep all tanks warm and plumbing protected also. Just make sure the openings for water hose and sewer hose are closed.
Have done this with all 3 coachs when we went to Florida Feb vacaton week many times.
If you come back in cold you will winterize when you get home leave furnace running until you can do this.
Have a safe trip and enjoy.
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I agree with Roger...

Destin as a Destination... NICE!!

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My normal practice is leave it winterized until our first stop. This is usually in a much warmer area. We just put in a few jugs of water to get us down there. The holding tanks can take a small amount of water because there is antifreeze in them from when you winterized it. We just returned from Florida this week. We drove up to south of the border for our first leg. It was in the fortys there. From Richmond on north it seemed to drop one degree for every 25 miles till we got home. It was in the 20's here. Nice trip with little road constructin on I95 this year. Wish I had stayed for another month but thats just the way it worked out.

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