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8ntw8tn

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Posted: 10/04/20 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We tried most of the methods related above for a few years. Then we decided,for several reasons,to just eliminate the problem. We now leave before it freezes and don't return until the last freeze is over. [emoticon]


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Hard to argued with brilliance. [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/05/20 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Coastal route I-95 is often 10-15 degrees warmer than I-81
You should be able to get out of the freezing weather in one day.


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We leave Ohio in January for Florida also... and pretty much do as everyone mentioned above, however we do use our 5th Wheel the entire trip. We watch the weather close before leaving to not run in snow or ice. We put a full day of driving the 1st day. We like above bring water with us for brushing teeth and coffee. We normally spend the night at a Flying J, which has RV designated parking areas. We heat with our propane furnace and sleep in the 5th Wheel. In the morning if temperatures are above 30, we will un-winterize that morning at the Flying J... they have freshwater, sewer dump and propane right there. Our 2nd night is normally fine temperature-wise... We have been doing this for over 20 years.

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RVman, When you heat with your propane furnace at the Flying J, how do you use the fan (which I think is electric) to force the heat around the fifth wheel? Do you just let the fan run off the battery during the night?

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