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Old 01-03-2014, 08:51 AM   #1
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Hi All, I am new to RVing and I am planning my first trip to Florida from NJ this Sunday 1/5/14. I do not plan on dewinterizing until I get to Florida on Tuesday 1/7/14. The temperature is supposed to drop to 26 degrees on Tuesday night; will the campgrounds shut the water off?
Are there any precautions I should take while traveling in a class A mote home in cold weather conditions?
Thanks Sam
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In warmer climbs the water will just need to be left dripping for an over night freeze...

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Hi All, I am new to RVing and I am planning my first trip to Florida from NJ this Sunday 1/5/14. I do not plan on dewinterizing until I get to Florida on Tuesday 1/7/14. The temperature is supposed to drop to 26 degrees on Tuesday night; will the campgrounds shut the water off?
Are there any precautions I should take while traveling in a class A mote home in cold weather conditions?
Thanks Sam
Keep the heat on, fill the water tank and work off the pump. Hoses freeze easily. Disconnect and drain the hose when not in use. Sometimes the water in the hose at the connection will freeze the check valve that is just inside the wall behind the connection. You said 26 degrees. It depends how long ti stays below freezing. If your hose freezes a hair dryer works good and don't force ice thru it can damage that check valve. Good luck the weather looks awful.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #4
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Some RV parks require you to disconnect when the temps approach freezing. Just disconnect, stow your water hose, and use your fresh water tank and pump. Not sure why some do not want to use their pump and fresh water tank since it is the easiest solution. You will also need to run your furnace to keep your water lines safe.
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You said you're not dewinterizing for your 2-day trip. Just fill some jugs for coffee, cooking , toilet flushing (use the dishpan water) and sponge baths during the two days. It's very doable.
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If u are not de-winterizing till warm weather you at just fine. Enjoy the trip. Take some water bottles.

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Old 01-04-2014, 07:32 PM   #7
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Do not do like one of our neighbors and leave the sink faucet dripping ...but the sink went to the black tank, over filled it and flooded his basement. make sure the grey water is open and the sink drains to the gray tank.

If any doubt, fill your fresh water tank,disconnect and drain your fresh water hose. Reconnect the next day wwhen it is warmer.

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If it were me, I would take a few water jugs for drinking, clean up, leave everything winterized until I got far enough south at least. I doubt once you hit SC/FL area you will find CG's who have shut off water. If it dips below freezing it is very short lived. Just make sure your basement heat is on and would be good to go.
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