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Still using my camper for Thanksgiving and it looks like we have a few nights coming up where it will dip down to like 28 for a few hours during the night. Should I just winterize it to be safe and just re-winterize after my Thanksgiving trip? Thanks, Jeff

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Simply blow out the water lines, pour a bit of antifreeze in the traps. That should be fine for a few nights and take less than an hour of time.


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Ive camped in the low 20s without winterizing and had no issues. You should be fine.

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If you can, run the heater at its minimum setting. Assuming you have a way to get power. I also camp in lower temps than you're expecting, and as long as I keep the heater at 55 degrees, and the days warm up a bit, all is well.

If you cannot let the heater run, I would not risk letting it sit with no heat.


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Sealed underbelly? With your adequate batteries and a recharging method, run the heater at 52-54F. At those outside temperatures you should be fine.


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Oh! And crack all cupboards open about an inch. All of them.

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I've been in those temps when we had our travel trailers (Sunline, Winnebago Minnie) and never had a problem. I would open cabinet doors where I knew there were water lines running behind, near or in the cabinets and leave the furnace on overnight. In some cases, if it was getting below freezing for several hours, I would disconnect the fresh water hose.

If you're really nervous about it, just blowing out the water lines is very easy but you have to bypass your water heater unless you want to drain it....which wouldn't be necessary for a few hours of below freezing temps.


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I can see it now. Hey, those guys on the internet said I did not have to winterize!!

Seems it depends on what the weather man is gonna send down the pike.

I think you will be OK if Murphy does not bite you know where.

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Yea, if in 20's overnight, turn the heat on 50 or so. This past spring I camped in early April, and had a night that got to 25. The water hose and spigot froze overnight, enough that there was no water flow. If a 5/8" water hose can freeze that quickly, then a 1/2" pex line will freeze that much quicker if the trailer isnt kept above freezing.


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