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Old 09-25-2017, 01:34 PM   #1
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Should I Winterize?

I currently reside in the florida panhandle (Santa Rosa Beach) and this is my 1st winter owning an Airstream (2016 27FB). While the temps can get below freezing it is not a frequent event. Does anyone else who lives in the area (moosetracks) winterize? Thanks.

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Old 09-25-2017, 02:19 PM   #2
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I do not live in Santa Rosa but am there in the first week in Jan for the last 11 years. In that time we have had freezing weather twice that froze my hoses and the city feeds in the campground.

I would say you don't need to winterize unless the temperature is predicted to be below freezing overnight and into the next day. It is the duration below freezing you have to watch as the trailer is a huge thermal mass. Keep in mind that the latent heat of fusion is 80 times that of a 1 degree C drop so it freezing doesn't that fast.

One year we left Jersey at 27 degrees and arrived at Santa Rosa at 27 degrees. That year I did not take on water until after we arrived.
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