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Old 03-19-2015, 10:54 PM   #1
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Its almost time to drain the anti-freeze

I live in Maryland and in 3 weeks I will be able to DE winterize my Mobile Suite for the 1st time...Then I will get my gear in it to get ready for the season...I have only had it for 4 weeks when I brought it home and parked it in my driveway I plugged it in electrically...This is my fifth 5th wheel and by far the best one I have ever owned...It is so well insulated and here is what proved it to me...When I got home with it I plugged 2 lamps with 150 watt light bulbs in it,1 in the bedroom and 1 on the kitchen countertop...Three weeks ago it got down to 10 degrees one morning here and I took a thermometer out to the trailer just to see if my light bulb theory would help somewhat well it did indeed ,it was 30 degrees in the trailer...I am anxious to get out somewhere with it and put it through its 1st test..
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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Interesting test with the light bulbs. No chance of my Cougar High Country being that warm. Only 8 weeks to de-winterize here in Northern VT. Not only that, but I two 100w solar panels, controller & cable to install.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:28 AM   #3
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Congratulations on your Mobile Suite. It's a great unit.

If your trailer's been winterized, there's really no reason to heat it.

We've been in the North Georgia mountains the last week, and the last freezing night should be 3/28. I did take 10 minutes to drain my water system today upon leaving--even though it was probably not necessary.

It's been a tough winter for so many RV'ers, and it's about time the weather improved.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:49 AM   #4
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hehe I want to say to move to South Texas . I can't imagine living in those cold extremes. Yes, I can, I just haven't had the opportunity.
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When storing a RV be sure to have a de humidifier in it. The moisture will cause more problems than the cold.
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Cummins I tryed that

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When storing a RV be sure to have a de humidifier in it. The moisture will cause more problems than the cold.
Cummins several years ago I tried the dehumidifier method in an Excel I previously owner and the dehumidifier froze when the temperature got below freezing..
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What's the weather like this time of the year where you live? We are topping out at about 38 deg F during the day and in the teens at night. Good maple syrup weather but not for camping yet...lol.
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What's the weather like this time of the year where you live? We are topping out at about 38 deg F during the day and in the teens at night. Good maple syrup weather but not for camping yet...lol.
Today in MD. it was 33 snow flurries and suppose to get down to 22 tonight...Where the hell is spring LOL
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Spring is already here in Northern California. It was 82 degrees today. Went for a great hike in the woods with my wife today. Sure could use some rain.
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Cummins several years ago I tried the dehumidifier method in an Excel I previously owner and the dehumidifier froze when the temperature got below freezing..

Then I would add a small heater and have it set at 40 degrees.
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