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Old 03-08-2008, 05:11 PM   #1
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We are going to Myrtle Beach in 10 days and live in Ohio . Can we fill the water tank and wait till the first night then de winterize the coach. It is like 20 at night and was going to wait till I got south to drain it . I have heard people just using a gallon jug to flush the stool to they get there . This is our first trip this early in the year . any help would be great thanks .
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We are going to Myrtle Beach in 10 days and live in Ohio . Can we fill the water tank and wait till the first night then de winterize the coach. It is like 20 at night and was going to wait till I got south to drain it . I have heard people just using a gallon jug to flush the stool to they get there . This is our first trip this early in the year . any help would be great thanks .
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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Welcome charlie 78 to irv2.
Here is some INFORMATION on traveling during the winter months.
In most cases if you have your furnace on while traveling you should be ok for the first couple of days, I have gone to FL. and filled up water tank put on heat and dewinterize while traveling.
We have had people moving from south to north the pass month without problems.
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I have done it both ways. On my older motor homes with out compartment heat I did not put water in the tank until I traveled to warmer temperatures. I flushed the toilet with washer fluid. On my present unit if it is 20 or warmer I add water and flush the lines at home and have not had a problem. I always run the furnace so the compartments get heat.

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Picked up our new motorhome, drove home, put water in the tank, did not turn on water pump so no water in the lines. Drove to central VA and stayed overnight. Temp was ~27 degrees. The next day tried water pump. Pump was frozen because water had entered the pump from the tank. So, if I put water in the tank I would make certain water did not enter the pump.

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I generally just carry a few jugs of water along until I am safely in warmer weather. I put a gallon or two of RV Anti freeze in the black tank. This keeps the water from freezing in the tank along with what heat gets to them. You can't use the shower doing it this way. C/g's always have those accommodations. It's really not an inconvenience and takes the chance out of the equation.
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For several years we leave Minnesota in the middle of January and drive south with water in the tank. We have heat on in the coach and have never had a problem.

The water lines are in the coach and the tanks are warmed when the furnace runs on our coach.
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