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Old 10-08-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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We will be leaving Maine shortly and need help with what to do if we get into freezing weather. We are headed to Fort Worth, Texas. It takes us about 6 pleasant days, but the weather can be difficult.
We would appreciate any help.
Bob, Carol and 4 dogs :-)
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We will be leaving Maine shortly and need help with what to do if we get into freezing weather. We are headed to Fort Worth, Texas. It takes us about 6 pleasant days, but the weather can be difficult.
We would appreciate any help.
Bob, Carol and 4 dogs :-)
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:31 PM   #3
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Bob, welcome to our website and forums. Be sure to use the furnace in subfreezing temperatures to keep the tanks and water lines from freezing. One other thing we have done is to keep the water compartment light on. If you stop for the night in freezing weather, fill your fresh water tank enough to have what you need and drain the water hose. Good luck and keep us posted. Enjoy iRV2.com.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:38 PM   #4
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Bob ...

The most important thing to know is when to get off the road in cold weather. If the roads are dry no problem ... if the roads appear wet and you can see spray from the tires of the cars and trucks that pass you NO PROBLEM ... <span class="ev_code_RED"> if the roads appear wet and you see NO SPRAY from the passing vehicles... GET OFF THE ROAD!!!</span>

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Old 10-08-2008, 08:02 PM   #5
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Leaving this early in October, I wouldn't worry about anything except leaving the furnace on at night if frezing is expected...
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Bob Sherman...
Welcome to iRV2!! You will find all sorts of great information from the friendliest group of RV owners on the web. I can't answer your question...but I do have a few other suggestions...
May I also suggest you head down to the Winnebago Forum... where you can find lots of Winnebago specific information. Don't for get to ask for some Winnebago karma while you are there!

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Old 10-09-2008, 02:43 AM   #7
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Bob - Welcome to the site. If you depart Maine soon enough, you shouldn't have many, if any, cold weather problems to deal with. The weather in Texas is absolutely great right now. High 50s to low 60s at night, and mids 80s during the day. They call that Fall weather down here . Have a safe trip and enjoy Ft. Worth.
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We left SD last year in December and drove in low temps (down to 10 degrees) for 4 days. I was worried about my coach freezing up, so placed some wireless thermometers in the holding tank and water pump compartments so I could monitor the temps. I also got a couple of 110v trouble lights and secured them in these critical compartments (plugged them in using the inverter). These, coupled with the heater at night, worked great and we had no problems at all. I do believe that without the trouble lights, we would have had freezing issues.
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