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Posted: 10/01/20 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

richclover wrote:

Taxman2436 wrote:

I am planning to leave Massachusetts in late December (Covid permitting) for a 2 month vacation in Florida, returning in early March. I recall seeing a recommendation to leave the heat on in the trailer while traveling. I’m wondering if I can sleep in the trailer at night on the way down rather than a hotel. One concern that comes to mind is operating the slide in (possibly) freezing weather.


Covid-19 permitting... And weather. Assuming your rig is already winterized (late December), leave it that way until you get further south. A couple of 5-gl jugs for washing and flushing should work. Start watching the weather forecast about 10 days out and pick a favorable window for escape.

Safe travels!


I have a slight twist on this theory, and I travel in a Class C most of the time so my fresh tank and pump are inboard, under the dinette in my case. I also don’t drink from the onboard tank.

I fill the fresh water tank just as I’m leaving home, but with straight hot water.

I’ve measured and experimented over the years. I can drive 12 hours in well below freezing weather and the fresh tank is above 50 when I rack out, and still above 40 at zero dark thirty when I start rolling the next morning.

On my Class A I modified the Motoraid system so that I can also heat the contents of the fresh water tank with the flip of a switch.

Since I winterize wth air and there’s no rinsing required so I’m good to go.

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