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kennyd63

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Hello-

I live in the Midwest. When is it safe to de winterized the TT? I know we had a mild winter, and now is April but it seem that April has turn a little cooler than what I was expecting low 30's high 40's. if is low 30's at night would it be safe not to have the anti freeze in the TT?

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I'm holding off until we get closer to going camping. No sense taking a chance of a 25 degree night.


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Why dewinterize at all, untill you go campng? I do mine at the campground. How? I hook up the city water hose, and turn it on, run the faucetts clear, and turn the WH valves, fill it, and I'm done. Don't understand what the big deal is. It's not hurting anything sitting there like it is.


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I de winterized mine several weeks ago. It's early for that in MN and I took a little bit of a chance but, the weather has been so nice...up until now. Last night we got down to 25 for a few hours and tonight we will be that cold too. I backed the trailer into the shed yesterday and put a little electric heater in side the trailer with the temp set at 78 degrees. I also fired up the water heater at 9 PM last night until it got the water up to temp. This morning everything was still un thawed and was fine. Though, the temp inside had dropped to 68 because the little electric heater could not keep up.

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kennyd63 wrote:

if is low 30's at night would it be safe not to have the anti freeze in the TT?
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The TT should be fine down to high 20's at night if it gets above 50 during the day. A friend of mine went camping the middle of March when it the temp was in the 80's. Has not re-winterized and should be okay for the season. Our first camping trip is not planned until Fathers day weekend. I have no reason to de-winterize before Memorial Day weekend. I will get the TT out sooner for other reasons, but not water.


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Bucky Badger wrote:

Terryallan wrote:

Why dewinterize at all, untill you go campng? I do mine at the campground. How? I hook up the city water hose, and turn it on, run the faucetts clear, and turn the WH valves, fill it, and I'm done. Don't understand what the big deal is. It's not hurting anything sitting there like it is.

It's a little hard to sanitize the water lines while you need them tho.


I don't much worry about sanitizing the water lines. they have had antifreeze in them all winter, and to be honest. We don't drink water from the camper. Unless we make tea, and then it is boiled.

Do you sanitize the white water hose as well?

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First trips the weekend,flushed water lines today,,will sanitize tomorrow,yes I sanitize the water hose as well as it dose get grose.Black tank gets recleaned at campground,I'm usualy doing other rv chores first trip so whatever I knock out while waitin for the weekend is a plus,,


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Posted: 04/10/12 05:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Terryallan wrote:

Why dewinterize at all, untill you go campng? I do mine at the campground. How? I hook up the city water hose, and turn it on, run the faucetts clear, and turn the WH valves, fill it, and I'm done. Don't understand what the big deal is. It's not hurting anything sitting there like it is.

It's a little hard to sanitize the water lines while you need them tho.


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Terryallan wrote:

Why dewinterize at all, until you go camping? I do mine at the campground. How? I hook up the city water hose, and turn it on, run the faucetts clear, and turn the WH valves, fill it, and I'm done. Don't understand what the big deal is. It's not hurting anything sitting there like it is.


I've been camping twice already. We have had days in the 80's and nights in the 50's. Besides, I wanted to test out my new-used TT and I have friends I wanted to vist.

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