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Old 08-20-2015, 09:04 PM   #1
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Grand Lake Colorado in September

We are going to be in Grand Lake Colorado for three days in mid-September. In looking at the projected weather for that time it is predicted to be down to 35 at night. We are wondering if we need to prepare for that cold weather in any way. We live in Southern California and are fairly new RV'ers. We have a 2015 Newmar Class A which does have heat pads for holding tanks. Just wondering how we should handle water at the facuet - do you disconnect for the night just in case? Anything else we should consider doing or having on hand just in case?

Thanks to anyone who can offer some insight.

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Old 08-21-2015, 08:18 AM   #2
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It will be wonderful then. Lows could go down to freezing but just until the sun comes up then up to the 60's. You don't need to worry about freezing your coach up as it would have to go down to 25 for many hours to hurt anything. With the heat running and the inside warm you will be fine. Have camped there many times some clear into late Oct. with no problems at all..
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We just got back from Grand Lake and the weather was pretty mild early last week. Did get into the low 50s but 70s at mid day. Have camped in the low 20s in MH and TT without problem as long as you have heat on should you should be OK. Might diconnect water at night if it gets too cold.
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The overnight lows are usually for around 4-6am. By 9am it'll be warm again. As long as it's not a constant below freezing temperature day and night, your coach will be just fine.

However, it's wise to disconnect your water outside or just fill the tank and draw off of it - a lot easier. Also, don't leave your sewer hose out the previous night before leaving. It will be difficult to pack away if cold and it could damage it.
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Sept is one of the best months to visit the high country. Nothing in your rig is going to freeze in a few hours of barley freezing temps. The skinny outdoor water hose will be first to freeze, usually when it gets to 28 or below. Prepare for the sun burn you're going to get all day long, not the couple hours of cold you wont even notice when inside, asleep under your covers.
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You are going to have a great time. Might be a little cool at night, but that is OK for a couple or three hours. Have a second cup and check out the scenery thru the windshield view as the sun gets a little higher and warms the place up.
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Big thank you!

Thanks for the replies. It means a lot an is reassuring for us. We are looking forward to hitting the road in a few weeks.

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