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Old 01-21-2018, 07:34 AM   #1
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First time driving from London ont to Florida

Can we keep the Alde heater running low while driving our Ford F 250 pulling a 2018 Classic 33. We plan on driving 9 hrs leaving at 1AM. Staying in hotel in Clinton TN then camping in Georgia. Any suggestions about heat and using refrigerator ?
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:10 AM   #2
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When we head south with our Classic 30 each winter, we leave Burlington Ont. with no heat on, no fridge, and plumbing antifreeze still in.

We stop the first night at a Flying J truck stop to sleep - if we need to use the tpilet overnight, we flush with antifreeze. Presently we take a small Honda gennie and run it in the evening so we can use all the electricity we want - heat / tv / etc. Then when we go to bed I take the gennie in and we run the furnace set fairly low overnight on the coach batteries.

Before we had the gennie, we still would stop this way, but use electricity from the batteries sparingly and the coach batts would still last the night.

Second night, we are usually at a regular campground and at that point I will flush the antifreeze from the trailer and it is fully operational for the trip.

We'll be doing it all again in a couple of weeks! Reservations in Florida for two weeks in Destin and a month at Melbourne - looking forward to getting out on the road again!

Brian & Connie Mitchell

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Old 01-21-2018, 08:20 PM   #3
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Brian I live in Burlington... Aldershot specifically. Just bought at 31 foot 1977 and left it in Fla.
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