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Old 09-15-2002, 06:52 AM   #1
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How to winterize when you're fulltime?

We are planning to go full time in our new [to us] 1969 Overlander.

I have read many posts on winterizing for storage through the winter season...but what about when the trailer is going to be used through those cold months and water will be in the lines and anti-freeze showers are not an option?

Open to suggestions and advice on this most pressing question....winter is after all...coming soon.

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Old 09-15-2002, 11:54 AM   #2
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Using an Airstream trailer, as originally equipped, using the furnace as designed, will protect from freezing down to about -20 degrees F. That's minus 20 degrees F.
Again, you must run the furnace, without any augmented heat source, and keep the trailer at least 60 degrees warm.
Using an electric heater or catalytic heater will actually impede the protection, as they will cause the furnace to run less, which reduces the amount of "circulated" heat.
Wrap the water hose with a heat strip.

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