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Should I re-winterize?

traildog
Explorer
Explorer
Dang it! Took The first trip of the year last week and now, this weekend, temps are going down down down…

20F for a low Saturday night.

I know it takes time at that temp to Freeze and burst pipes but I’m a bit worried……
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lane_hog
Explorer II
Explorer II
This is why we don't de-winterize until April or May.

For winter camping, we bring bottled water for drinking, and milk jugs filled with water for hand washing and toilet flushing. We can survive without a shower for the weekend.
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  • 2016 F-150 3.5L MaxTow (had Ram 2500 CTD, Dodge Durango)
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jamesu
Explorer
Explorer
Winterize. Only takes 10 minutes and you’ll sleep better tonight.
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LVJJJ
Explorer
Explorer
Pour some antifreeze into the traps. Otherwise I always blow out the water with a tire inflator, takes about 15 minutes. Make sure to open the drains under the trailer and turn on the pump to run it out of water. Since we use our TT year around, had to re-winterize 3 times, no biggy. Or keep the heat on to 50 as suggested. Have been doing this for years, never froze any pipes. Started that after I first used antifreeze and didn't like cleaning it out of the system and it changed the taste of the water for a while.
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Bobbo
Explorer II
Explorer II
ford truck guy wrote:
You could always just blow out ALL of the lines and NOT reapply the pink stuff....

Good way to break the P traps.
Bobbo and Lin
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2017 Airstream Flying Cloud 23FB

MFL
Nomad II
Nomad II
ford truck guy wrote:
You could always just blow out ALL of the lines and NOT reapply the pink stuff....


This is what I was thinking, be sure to run the water pump dry first. Put pink back in traps.

Jerry

You could always just blow out ALL of the lines and NOT reapply the pink stuff....
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Desert_Captain
Explorer III
Explorer III
I agree rewinterize. Last January it got down to 17 degrees and we had a pipe on our house that froze and burst...the damage came to $13,000+. My Class C was a parked 20' from the burst pipe and having winterized it came through that cold snap just fine.

:C

traildog
Explorer
Explorer
Thanks all! Re-winterize it is!
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2021 Ford F-150 3.5 ECO BOOST 4:30

schlep1967
Nomad
Nomad
Antifreeze ill cost you less than propane to keep things warm. the other option would be electric if available. Space heater or light bulbs near the lines that may freeze.
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Beverley_Ken
Explorer
Explorer
As Grandpa Kip said "peace of mind". Minimal cost and time, rather than finding out next camping trip that you have a problem.
You might be OK, But!! How accurate is your weatherman.

Ken
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Bobbo
Explorer II
Explorer II
Winterize or turn on the furnace. Set it at 50 degrees (10 C). That is warm enough for the heat to keep the walls warm enough so that the outdoor shower doesn't freeze.
Bobbo and Lin
2017 F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCab w/Max Tow Package 3.5l EcoBoost V6
2017 Airstream Flying Cloud 23FB

GrandpaKip
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Explorer
If I had any concerns, I’d winterize. Just a few bucks and 20 minutes for peace of mind.
Kip
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