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Old 12-22-2015, 11:57 AM   #15
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I would say two options. Either wait to buy what you need, or put them in a cooler which would provide more insulation from the cold
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:12 PM   #16
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Pack minimal canned goods--just enough for consumption during your trip, and do them right before you leave. Think in terms of dry goods and especially FRESH PRODUCE! You're taking a "sea voyage", and fresh produce is the bardest to come by unless you plan to stop and grocery shop while you're traveling. But that's not really a big deal, either!

Any precooked meals that you can do at home--soups, chills, etc--can be frozen and stored in your freezer and defrosted in the refrigerator or in the sink--or in a pot of hot water if you forgot until later. Same would be true of frozen meats.

Plan your meals for the road, and you won't have to stop for provisioning at all. We easily go seven days without visiting a store when we know we're going to travel long distance.

And definitely plan a big grocery shop when you arrive. You'll have local goods, more FRESH PRODUCE, and you won't have a ton of weight on board--in fact, you'll get lighter as you get closer to your destination!

By the way, always good to have a few gallons of bottled drinking water on board--you never know...but you don't want these to freeze and burst, so make sure that you do open cabinets at night to let warm air circulate around them. Or carry them in your TV and don't think about it!
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:31 PM   #17
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I agree with Protaganist. The most likely canned goods that might freeze are things like beans, corn and peas that are packed in water. Even then, the small amount of salt and natural sugars would depress the freezing point to at least 28 degrees and probably lower. So if you are just passing through a cold spot you will be OK If you intend to store the canned goods while leaving the trailer in storage you might be in trouble if the temp stays down at 25 degrees or so for any length of time.
I've had no trouble with water in the trailer lines at temps down to 30, but one overnight at 28 degrees returning from Texas was enough to freeze the toilet valve. Everything else worked fine, but lesson learned; I drain and blow the lines if I can't fully winterize.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:02 PM   #18
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Canned goods can freeze, but the salt in them will lower the temp that they freeze at. If you leave while the temp is around 30F and head southeast you are OK. If you wait until January when it is -25/-30F, then leave the canned goods at home and buy what you need when you get to a Walmart in Georgia, Alabama or Florida.

Used to live in Glasgow MT and I know how cold it can get, so head South fast.
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:14 PM   #19
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Yes, you can travel with canned goods in freezing temperatures.
We never remove dry goods from the trailer.
We've never had an issue- never had a can to burst-
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:02 PM   #20
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You will be eating healthier if you avoid canned goods. Buy fresh on the road.

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Old 12-22-2015, 06:21 PM   #21
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i store jugs of water in my shower stall in case they leak.
you can use windshield washer fluid to 'rinse' the toilet.
leaving the furnace on while driving can deplete your LP gas very quickly and if the charge line can't keep up with demand may leave your batteries low.
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