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Old 12-28-2014, 05:40 PM   #1
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Traveling south while Winterized

From SW Colorado, I'll be headed to Yuma next month. I don't think it'll be safe to dewinterize till after Flagstaff or whenever I hit a no-freeze zone so until then, I'll carry water in the coach but not pour any down drains. How do other members handle traveling without plumbing while winterized.
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What are you traveling in and does it have basement heat?
If so, turn on the heat, de-winterize, fill her up and have fun!
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Looks like you have a 2015 Nexus Phantom Class C coach, right? What does the owners manual say about heated compartments? On my coach we went snow skiing and stayed in the parking lot of the ski area with temperatures down to 12 degrees. I had a full water tank, took showers and .....well you get the point. If your coach is built to handle temperatures below freezing then enjoy all the conveniences your new coach provides.
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We have flushed our toilets with windshield wiper fluid while we travel in cold weather and winterized ... it has worked for us ... a couple of gallon jugs stowed in the shower will keep you a couple of days.
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winter flush

Left WI at 8 below in FEB ..used RV antifreeze with equal pour of water to flush, worked great, did not de-winterize till PHX!!!! 7 seven days till it was warm enough, still snow in Van Horn TX.
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From SW Colorado, I'll be headed to Yuma next month. I don't think it'll be safe to dewinterize till after Flagstaff or whenever I hit a no-freeze zone so until then, I'll carry water in the coach but not pour any down drains. How do other members handle traveling without plumbing while winterized.
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For winters we've used water from a 5 gal jug in our winterized coach, from WI to MS, (or TX), each Dec.
We use it to make coffee, wash up, brush teeth and in the toilet enroute.
Same after I winterize in the south and drive home to WI each March.
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We have flushed our toilets with windshield wiper fluid while we travel in cold weather and winterized ... it has worked for us ... a couple of gallon jugs stowed in the shower will keep you a couple of days.

WWF is not the best choice for that, first off you you travel very far you will end up with nothing but water in the tank. WWF contains alcohol which evapourates very rapidly, especially given the huge surface area in the tank. Secondly, if it's a short trip like a day out skiing and it doesn't evapourate, you now have a waste tank containing containing stuff that's not legal to dump into sewers or septic systems.


Using diluted pink stuff is a FAR better choice.
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