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Old 02-03-2018, 07:40 AM   #1
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Winter trip to Florida

As a new to airstream person I have a question it has probably been answered before so please excuse the redundancy, I am leaving Feb 12 to go to eastern SC then on to Florida I will be leaving from Floyd VA and temps will be about 32 or a little below, My unit is not winterized since I keep it in a heated barn, The question is can I run with the furnace set on about 50 degrees, will the truck, and solar panels keep the Lifeline batteries so it can run the fan, I can pick the day I leave to travel based on temps, also will I have to worry about lines on outside freezing driving down the road at 32 degrees My unit is a 31 Classic 2016, thanks, Labalope
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:50 AM   #2
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Your plan should work out fine.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:08 AM   #3
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Driving warm

I travel with my furnace set at 60.
When I stop for break or nap,
its nice and toasty.
Truck provides power on the road.
I just switch house batteries to use for extended rest.
Works for me.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:16 AM   #4
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We have always traveled in cold weather with heating systems set at 70f. Now our Classic and our Alde system we do same.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:40 AM   #5
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We live on the Eastern Shore of Md and are leaving for Florida this Saturday. Our AS has been winterized but I may de-winterise it before we leave. Once on the road I do not worry about the temps as I am usually traveling to warmer weather (at least I hope so) so I would not worry about the pipes freezing when driving.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:13 AM   #6
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As a new to airstream person I have a question it has probably been answered before so please excuse the redundancy, I am leaving Feb 12 to go to eastern SC then on to Florida I will be leaving from Floyd VA and temps will be about 32 or a little below, My unit is not winterized since I keep it in a heated barn, The question is can I run with the furnace set on about 50 degrees, will the truck, and solar panels keep the Lifeline batteries so it can run the fan, I can pick the day I leave to travel based on temps, also will I have to worry about lines on outside freezing driving down the road at 32 degrees My unit is a 31 Classic 2016, thanks, Labalope
The Alde Radiant heat system in the Classic is perfect for running on the road.
Both for keeping the coach warm for overnight stops and having hot water available at your fingertips.
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:29 PM   #7
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Fl trip

We are on that trip now.

We set the furnace on 60 when we left Annapolis,

De-winterized systems in NC where temp were above freezing. All systems go!
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:19 PM   #8
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Where you going in FL. Weather on southern east coast right now is 75f, with rain do shortly.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:01 PM   #9
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If you are in doubt about when to dewinterize, just close all the valves, fill the fresh water tank and carry some bottle water to get you far enough south to be sure of the temperature and don't turn any thing on until you are sure you want to use your systems. Keep the heat on low during the interim.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:46 PM   #10
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Based on your temps this week, seems you have plenty of opportunity to drive in above freezing temps. Charleston, SC should be an easy drive and no chance of overnight freezing once you get there based on the forecast.
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