Originally Posted by Mifair
Thanks for all the wonderfull suggestions and advise.
It occurred to me that when we leave in March, temps in my area can fall below zero until we reach the central U.S. What do folks do about plumbing? And probably more importantly what about up return in March.
I have read that leaving the heating system on will ensure pipes dont freeze. I dont think I want to that.
Is the idea that you forgoe using the water system until you know there is no risk of freezing and upon your return to be prepared to winterize the plumbing system.
We leave the plumbing antifreeze in the trailer for the first night. We try to drive far enough south on day one to get to a Flying J where it is warm enough to sleep in the trailer without running the furnace all night - but we still leave the plumbing antifreeze in the trailer. We just use the "facilities" at the Flying J, but if in need of a midnight "pee" use the trailer toilet and flush it with a little antifreeze that we carry in a jug.
Second night out we generally stop at a regular campground and one of our first chores is to flush all the antifreeze out of the plumbing system.
We normally target to be home on 01 April. If we head into cold weather on the way home, I will put antifreeze back in the plumbing just before we hit the border.
If its warm, we just carry on home with water in the pipes - but once home, before we take the trailer to its storage location I put antifreeze back in the plumbing system as we could still get a cold snap in April. Its probably not necessary, but I' a worry-wart!