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MARKW8

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Posted: 10/31/13 07:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our trailer is already winterized, however our plans have changed. We have reservations in Crystal River Florida starting early Jan. for three months. We now plan to take it down there and set it up on site next week. I know it doesn't freeze often there, so do I need to blow out the lines again to be safe till we go back in Jan? It won't be plugged in while were not there. My gut says it will be ok.

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There is only a remote chance of a freeze before that date and typically it would be a very short duration.


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Posted: 10/31/13 07:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it was mine, I would at least drain the water heater. If it sits full for any length of time it gets all funky anyway..

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Posted: 10/31/13 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it were me and worried about freezing why not re-winterize?

Doesn't take that long and it takes care of any worries.


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B.O. Plenty wrote:

If it was mine, I would at least drain the water heater. If it sits full for any length of time it gets all funky anyway..

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Thanks, I might not even fill the water heater.

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Posted: 10/31/13 10:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hell will probably freeze over before Crystal River, Florida.

If you are concerned, open the low point drains and open the faucets. That's overkill.


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When we had a Stick & Bricks and lived Tallahassee FL, (Several hundred miles North of Crystal River) we never winterized or drained anything (we kept our holding tanks empty when the RVs were parked behind the house).
We had TTs and 5ers for 30 years, never had anything freeze or any damage.
If it gets to freezing temps, it just does no get below freezing long enough to do any damage.


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Don't know about hell but I've had frozen water hose in Crystal River in February before. Minimum I would look at is low point drains and water heater and fresh tank drained.

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Unattended in FL until you arrive, I would just open all the low points, water heater and fixtures while you where gone, that way even if a cold snap where to come through and stay long enough for the remote chance of a freeze up of the lines there will be room for expansion and avoid a blow out.

I use my RV until thanksgiving in the local mid-atlantic area, and right about now is when I start doing that just in case we get a decent couple days of cold weather. If we are looking at true week of below freezing at night and near freezing during the day I will make the trip out to the trailer to pump in the pink stuff. Otherwise, I winterize at the end of thanksgiving weekend and call it a season (until my FL trip in January.)


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I think you will be fine....tanks drained and water heater drained.......I live only 25 miles south of Crystal river and don't winterize.....I go camping all winter......


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