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Infinityrver

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Posted: 11/01/13 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Wife & I will drop our camper off in Homasassa, FL just after Thanksgiving, stay for several days and fly back home to Maine.

We will return to Florida January 2nd. We do not winterize our unit at anytime while in Florida.

Two years ago it got down to 20 degrees one night in Homasassa. Then it rose to 50 degrees during the day. The thing that we had to pay attention to was the exposed copper pipe coming up out of the ground to the sill cock that feeds the camper water. Nothing to do with the camper itself.

I live in Maine. I have found over the years that a 1/2" pipe will freeze before a 6 or 12 gallon water tank. Also, it will be two - three consecutive days of freezing temperatures that will actually create a major problem, such as; cracking and splitting 1/2 inch copper water lines.

Freezing temperatures over night and then the temperatures rising during the day allow the lines to thaw. Hense, no freezing issues.


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Posted: 11/01/13 05:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Crystal River is generally a little warmer than Orlando due to proximity to the Gulf and I have never winterized in 12 years of having a fiver parked in the back yard all winter (except when we are on the road, of course.)

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Posted: 11/01/13 07:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone, I didn't really think it would be a problem but thought I better ask.

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Posted: 11/02/13 08:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I thought you said it was winterized. Why not leave it winterized until you get to it in January?


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We live in Houston, and I never winterize. I only drain the tanks, let the water pump push out what it can from the lines, and put it away. Never had a problem so far.

I would not leave it full of water, but I would not be concerned with anything more than that. Enjoy your winter.


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roy67ss wrote:

I thought you said it was winterized. Why not leave it winterized until you get to it in January?


It is. However we would like some limited use for two nights on the road and a night there. I will drain everything but not blow the lines when we leave.

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