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Old 09-15-2021, 07:11 AM   #1
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WE live in upstate new york and want to leave for warmer temps after the holidays. What freezing concerns should I address? We would not waste time getting where were going
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:15 AM   #2
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From time to time I'll take a trip from ABQ to warmer climes in the winter. What seems to work well is to winterize with air, then fill the fresh tank prior to leaving but not run any of the fixtures, leaving the plumbing and fixtures empty. The theory is if it's below freezing at home or along the way, there's no issues and once I'm somewhere there's no risk of freezing, that's when I can run the pump and use the fresh water. Liquids in the fresh, gray and black tanks I'm not worried about, they take longer to freeze and aren't likely to be a problem if they did, just the plumbing I'm worried about. While underway we just drink bottled water and flush the toilet with same. For a day or two of travel it's a simple workaround.

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WE live in upstate new york and want to leave for warmer temps after the holidays. What freezing concerns should I address? We would not waste time getting where were going
Without knowing what type of specific RV you're in, it's hard to answer. Also, which holidays are you referring to? Thanksgiving or New Years? 2 different answers based on those parameters. Colder after New Years, usually.
Mark's comments will work for most situations. We've even left home with empty tanks, and filled the fresh water at a truck stop, when we're out of the deep freeze. Bottled water is a great work around.
It also depends on whether your rig has inside or outside water lines and plumbing. If the water lines are all inside, you're probably safe to fill the fresh at home and charge the system, providing the inside of the rig is kept warm while you head south.
There's no exact answer, it will vary depending on some of those factors I mentioned.
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Great answers that's pretty much what i thought we live on south shore of Lake Ontario makes perfect sense I was thinking Christmas and New Years could be mild or could be nasty always a surprise thanks for the replies!
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WE live in upstate new york and want to leave for warmer temps after the holidays. What freezing concerns should I address? We would not waste time getting where were going
Winterize your plumbing using RV antifreeze or blowing all the water linesÖ.
Your choice as to which method.

For the time and effort of protecting your water lines, itís not worth the risk or costs if things freeze.
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