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Old 10-24-2020, 05:38 AM   #41
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Headed to Palo Duro?

Originally Posted by GPurcell View Post
Headed to Amarillo Thursday next week. It'll be back up in the high 50's and 60's all weekend but down in the 20's and snow prior to us going

Should make for some muddy and wet riding.
I've been there twice but never brought my dirt bike there. Is there good single track there?
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Old 10-24-2020, 06:07 AM   #42
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Upper 20s here Monday and Tuesday nights. I better get to it. Just going to use the compressor for winterizing the pipes. Adding pink stuff to drains. We are heading south in early Dec for a short trip to get lift and electrical changes made. I usually pump in the pink stuff everywhere just for peace of mind.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:52 AM   #43
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more frozen battery info (from a newbie)

Ok talked to the Interstate folks again. Person actually said freezing point was 32 degrees bring them in. I questioned a little more and long story short had some doubts about the info. Called Camping World in Golden, CO, guy there says yes, bring them in rather than let them sit through the winter, but essentially if you're on the road and there's charge flowing in and out, there's no real reason to think they'll freeze or get damaged.

Should be said I have a 100 watt solar panel keeping charge at 100%, and was first assuming that would do the trick and I could let them stay out all winter (in full-sun uncovered RV parking).

Then came across this. Says that as long as you're 100% charged you can go to -92 degrees! So it seems like, even with slight dips in charge at night, as long as you keep them at 100% the water in there will not freeze even at arctic temps. Great!
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:59 PM   #44
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Winterizing Batteries?

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DanHogHunter: Dan and Liz got it, just keep them charged.

We live a little north of you, just south of Dallas/FTW, and I just keep the A/S plugged into the RV 30/50 amp service in our covered car-port.

On our older A/S I changed out the converter for a 4-stage Prog. Dyn. converter to stop the constant charge of the older Univolt units that will boil a battery.

If nothing else get a 'Battery Tender' (staged battery charger).

For winterizing I just open all the cabinets and compartments and set the furnace (not the heat-pump) to 45 or 50 degrees depending on how long we'll be below 32F. We use our home propane tank to run the furnace.

Ok, our trailer is a weekend place for us. When we leave, we turn everything off and unplug it. If the temperature is going to be below freezing, it sounds like I need to keep it plugged in. Is that correct?

Thanks, Dan
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:17 AM   #45
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Battery Temps

I can read our Victron Solar Charge Controller (with Smart Sense) from inside the house. The temperature is about 4 degrees outside right now. The Smart Sense is reading about 18 degrees at the batteries and they are at 100% SOC. All should be fine!
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Old 10-28-2020, 10:23 AM   #46
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We left Western Wyoming in our 19 ft Bambi on Oct 23rd. Had one night where the temp got down to 11 deg F before we left. The furnace with the interior temp kept at 62 deg F kept the plumbing from freezing that night. I did wrap our grey water and black water drains and valves with heat tape that night. Nothing froze and we were very happy. On our way out of Wyoming we stopped overnight at the KOA in Cheyenne on Oct 24th. There we met some refugees from the Estes Park Colorado fire fleeing in their travel trailers from their homes from the "Troublesome" fire. One of them were a couple (nice folks) in a 26 ft Airstream. It is very sad. They had no idea whether their homes would be there when they return. The snow and cold weather couldn't come quick enough. An older couple didn't evacuate and already had died in the fire.

We are now back east at our home. I will be winterizing today. I will put in the pink stuff and then blow out the lines. That will keep the residual taste of the antifreeze to a minimum next spring.

I pray that it goes the best for those I met and that their homes survived.
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Old 10-28-2020, 10:28 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by Dan and Liz View Post
Done two weeks ago. Hope folks don’t get so Airstream focused that they forget about those hose bibbs...
Wow—you completely nailed it! Blew out the airstream and had a midday melt that revealed a yard spigot that I’d forgotten was hooked up....became a muddy mess!
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:49 PM   #48
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What I almost forgot was that damned outdoor shower thing on the side of the rig. Had to fire up the compressor again, hook up, and blow it out. There were several line-inches of water in it!


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Wow—you completely nailed it! Blew out the airstream and had a midday melt that revealed a yard spigot that I’d forgotten was hooked up....became a muddy mess!
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