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Old 10-29-2014, 05:25 AM   #1
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Traveling to North Carolina from Florida in December

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We are traveling to North Carolina from Florida in December....we will drive straight to our site (9hrs ) and then hookup at our site (50amp power and full hookup amenities) for a week long stay and then drive straight home....do we need to do anything to our motorhome in regards to possible freezing temperatures while we are "camping"?? We have a 2015 Fleetwood Discovery...looking forward to some winter weather!! Thank you!!!
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Just as a precaution, get one of the wireless digital thermometers, and place the remote transmitter in the wet bay near the tanks. That way you can easily see if the temperature there gets close to freezing. If everything is working, the furnace should send some heat down there to keep things from freezing. As a side note, some have reported these thermometers on the 433 MHz band interfering with some brands of TPMS systems.....if that's the case, simply take the batteries out of the thermometer when you are driving.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:41 AM   #3
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most likely issue, if it really gets cold, will be water supply hose. I camp regularly in NC and SC in winter months and when nights are particularly cold I will either let some water drip on sink over night or disconnect the supply hose and drain it. Rest of the coach seems to do fine with heat on.

During storage period is a whole different story.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:25 AM   #4
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We are traveling to North Carolina from Florida in December....we will drive straight to our site (9hrs ) and then hookup at our site (50amp power and full hookup amenities) for a week long stay and then drive straight home....do we need to do anything to our motorhome in regards to possible freezing temperatures while we are "camping"?? We have a 2015 Fleetwood Discovery...looking forward to some winter weather!! Thank you!!!

NC is a pretty diverse state weather wise. What is likely in the mountains around Asheville will be not so likely in the outer banks. Over night temps are likely to be below 32 but not by much. The main thing to do would be keep you water hook up stowed and just use it to fill your fresh water tank. Keep both waste tanks closed so you don't get a waste water slushy in your sewer hose. When you dump be sure it drains.

Most likely your furnace puts some heat into your basement but you could add a trouble light with a standard 60 watt bulb in the wet bay for insurance.

Enjoy your trip. My wife & I are full timers and were in some sub zero temp last winter.


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a plug in heated supply hose is easily acquired and worth while -->
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...keywords=pirit
but you also have to know your rv in that which areas GET cold

just like at home, you can leave cabinet and interior access doors open to allow the warm air to circulate... but it's the long periods of below freezing that you need to worry about, not necessarily the overnight dip and then warm up...

Winter is our favorite time to rv ! crisp air, campfires, quiet - wonderful
And with satellite tv we can still watch our SEC football !

in fact we are leaving today for the weekend, and have another trip planned for November !
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We are expecting a couple of inches of snow on Saturday. We will try to save you some!
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