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Old 10-25-2014, 07:23 AM   #1
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Advice for Going South in the Winter

We have already gotten some great tips from reading here on traveling south after winterizing your trailer. We really appreciate the advice we have received here.

Would any of you have any tips you would like to share? Do you dry camp at the usual places on the way south? Do you stay at RV parking friendly hotels on the way?

Do you use a generator to keep your batteries charged to run the heat when dry camping?

We are newbies and so looking forward to our travels.

Thank you all,


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Old 10-26-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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Make your reservations EARLY. Use Google maps to check out the campgrounds from above. The CG brochures/website won't show you crowded sites or busy/loud roads or freeways. Your probably know of the various CG ratings sites on the web.

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We winter camped and hunted for years in cold country. Just blow out the water system and used bottled water, kept the heat on low, gen to charge batteries. Some pink anti freeze in holding tanks.

If traveling the engine should keep the battery up, so run the heat. A small quite gen will keep them up at night. Or get a Passport card and stay in parks overnight.

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Advice for going south.... bring lots of money.
Now, don't fill water tank til far enough South. Use bottled drinking water. Fill milk jugs with water to flush toilet. Fridge will be on "gas", so no problem there. Campgrounds "up-north" may be closed. May have to stay at a motel first night out, or a rest area. Furnace runs on battery. Should last the night if it is in good shape. Next day it will recharge when traveling. When far enough South, drain fresh water tank, rinse, fill/drain a second time to get rid of pink stuff. Now rest of trip will be easy. Enjoy, have fun.
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