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Old 08-26-2015, 07:11 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 Thor Hurricane Class A. We usually go South for the Winter. This year I will spend Thanksgiving in Kansas. I am from Kansas so I know the chances are fairly high that we could have some clod weather. I have never camped in cold weather before. I need to know if I should winterize my motor home and use a jug of water, or is it safe to just have the furnace on while it is cold. Will the furnace keep the pipes from freezing? I can leave antifreeze in the black water and gray water tanks and they should be OK. Right? Any helpful advise would be greatly appreciated.
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Depends. How much below freezing and how long. If it is a few nights an auxiliary heater in the basement and using the furnace so it also heats the basement. All you have to do is keep the basement above freezing. If you are dancing around freezing nights and warmer days that is not too hard. If you are looking at single digit nights it's a different issue. I'd close everything up and dry camp with some judicious tape and some board foam to add cut air leaks and increase insulation in the bottom around the water areas. I'd also use vent pillows and some reflectix in the windows. Might even figure out how to hang a fleece blanket behind the windshield all the way to the floor.
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For one Holiday period I would not go to much trouble.
Parking the rig well South of the November frost line, driving the toad to Kansas and getting a motel of staying relatives would be less risk and hassle, for sure.
Take it easy and have a happy, worry-free Holiday!
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Dave has provided some really sage advice.
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We had originally talked about doing what you said Dave. Then we started thinking about just taking the RV. I think you are right. We may just go back to plan A. Park in TX and drive the toad to KS.
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We had originally talked about doing what you said Dave. Then we started thinking about just taking the RV. I think you are right. We may just go back to plan A. Park in TX and drive the toad to KS.

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