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DutchmenSport

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Posted: 12/17/19 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Why the HELL would you winterize in the 30's???


He did it so he'd have a reason to restock the BAR!

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You need a hard freeze for a few nights before you need to worry about damage. Low 30’s I would t even worry about it. Not until it hits around 30 for a few days in a row.


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Yes, with temps in the 30's it's sweatshirt or light jacket weather outside in West Michigan too. If the wind would happen to be blowing over 15mph, then cover the sweatshirt with a nylon shell pullover or a spring jacket to pervent the wind from going thru the sweatshirt. We never wear heavy coats up here as only thin layers so you can put on or remove as wanted.

However, down in our Florida place we go to for about 2 months each winter as we visit family living in various locations in Florida. Also as my wife is disabled, making sure she doesn't slip and fall on any ice too. When the temp gets down to 50F or below, as it does so often, especially after sunset, the air feels much colder and/or bitter than even 30F back in Michigan and you just can't get warm. We hear the same thing from so many other people in the CG Resort etc constantly and most come from the Midwest - Lake Michigan area and east, and several are from the Northern East Coast of Maryland and north.

Only thing that we don't get when in Florida is snow but we get a lot of rain and extremely humid air 24/7. Not much better than having some snow which melts and disappears. In Florida, the humidity overnight makes everything soggy wet in the morning. The bugs love it!

Won't go west in winter as we really dislike deserts, dry, dusty, and dead bleak looking landscapes of nothingness and the mountains do not thrill us either anyway as they are just big bumps in the way when wanting to be going someplace or somewhere.
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Posted: 12/17/19 01:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good bourbon should not be abused by storage in a cold RV.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Why the HELL would you winterize in the 30's???


He did it so he'd have a reason to restock the BAR!

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LMAO! At least give me credit for wearing shoes... if not for the cold for the damned cactus we have everywhere hereabouts.

I have no concerns as long as the temps don't drop into the upper 20's for hours at a time. This happens on a regular basis here in the high Sonoran Desert. With the forecast this week for temps in the low 30's coupled with our being out of town for the holidays now seemed a good time to address "Winterizing". Low temps are no issue if we are in the rig but parked in storage with no AC power available my southern Arizona my minimalist Arizona winterizing works just fine.

Being able to camp year round is privilege we take full advantage of {Also ride my Indian Springfield and Polaris Rzr year round and play a lot of golf, aah the joys of southern Arizona}

I do love all the macho stories of the dreaded winters so many experience... {you much man Hondo!} and have my sympathies but living in such climates is a self inflicted wound. We spent last Christmas at my friends house in Angel Fire NM, saw 14 degrees below zero with a foot and a half of fresh powder {gorgeous!} the day we left and no, we won't be up there this year. We'll be spending the holidays with my daughter and SIL in San Diego but fear not we will tough it out.

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If it's only going to be down to freezing for an overnight, just disconnect your water hose and use the tank/pump. It won't be cold long enough to cause a problem. 9 years full-time and in many overnight freezing temps. As long as it will be above freezing during the day you are good. Long term is the problem.

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Posted: 12/17/19 03:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DutchmenSport wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Why the HELL would you winterize in the 30's???


He did it so he'd have a reason to restock the BAR!

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Certainly as good a reason as any!

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24 degrees here, near Kingman at 3500'. Been at or below freezing many nights and the rest of this week is more of the same. I'm wondering it Mother Nature will dump snow before mid to late January. Snowed a bit 2 weeks ago and the mountains were pretty in white at 500' higher level on up.

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This was Chandler last Monday afternoon, a thunderstorm moved through and dropped a BUNCH of hail! [emoticon]
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It was actually pretty nice the rest of the week, we were only there for a week. Looked like Wisconsin tho!!! [emoticon]
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Our winters may suck, but our summers are wonderful. While I'm out spending a day biking or hiking in the summer you poor Arizona folk are trying to stay at 80 indoors to avoid getting fried in 120 temps. [emoticon]


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