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Old 10-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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It's getting cold! Newbes take caution!

We are experiencing some quick weather changes regarding temperatures and you may get caught with freezing temps in the next few days. If you are a new owner and you haven't winterized yet (I haven't), consider turning on the furnace to its lowest setting and leaving your cabinet doors that expose water lines open. If you have water in the water heater, you could fire it up.

I just got back from a weeklong trip on Sunday and last night's temps got down to almost freezing. It was 35 when I went to bed so I went out to the drive and set the furnace for 40 degrees and turned on the electric side of my water heater. Tonight we hit freezing and tomorrow it hits 30 for the low. Won't get to winterize till Friday or Saturday, so I'm playing it safe.

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Old 10-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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That is one of the great things about living in the Deep South. No worries about having to deal with winterizing. We camp,year around. You do not see people from the south going north for the winter.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #3
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Good advice. I know it's creeping up on us in the NW. I was just thinking about it this week.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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Will be winterizing this coming Friday. I've been watching the temperatures and it's getting too close for comfort.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #5
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great tool for winterizing!!

Aqua Pro 27910 Water Siphon Kit made winterizing simple today!!
Available on Amazon! Just follow the instructions on the package!
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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We have a 1976 Argosy 28. What types of things should we do for winterizing?
The tanks are empty.
I was thinking that we could put in a little space heater to run off electric once we hit the 20's.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #7
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That is one of the great things about living in the Deep South. No worries about having to deal with winterizing. We camp,year around. You do not see people from the south going north for the winter.
Ah, but you do see people from the South going North for the summer.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
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Steve, you sure do. I had a great time in Maine and New Hampshire this summer.
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Meanwhile here in North Georgia it will be 24 on Friday morning.
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Meanwhile here in North Georgia it will be 24 on Friday morning.
Cold here too....it's gonna be 59! Brrrrr.
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Aqua Pro 27910 Water Siphon Kit made winterizing simple today!!
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I got all excited about the Aqua Pro so went to Amazon to see what it was only to find out my trailer already has one installed. I just thought it was standard equipment, we live, we learn. Was handy though.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #12
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Going into the 20's here in Central Oregon in a couple of days. I'm winterizing today. Seems like a shame to have to do it for such a short winter here - this year anyway. Winter doesn't leave here for good until July 1 (we have a shorter growing season than Moscow), but we're leaving it the first of January for points south.

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Hmmm... been all over the south but never heard of Four Points, South!! It's calling for 28 tonight here in mich. and I just filled the fresh water tank, better run out and turn on the heater. Luckily for us we are heading south, down to Wellington, I hear the food is hot there!!
See ya's soon..
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Driving back from the St Louis area to Chicago yesterday, raining all the way, watched the temps drop to 32 and then it started to snow! Turned back into rain as it it warmed a bit. We spent a night at the St. Louis RV park along with the trailers from the Ringling Brothers/B&B Circus.
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