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bobndot

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Posted: 11/30/20 10:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do u have a slide ? If u do , its best to be able to have use of your rv with it pulled in. Its warmer and uses less LP when its in.
If it snows you will need to clear the slideout roof before you can pull it back in. You’ll need to be able to access your roof and carry a broom. Slideout awnings make that task more of a chore. Wind blows the snow under the topper trapping it.

You should also have a hair dryer to thaw a slightly frozen dump valve.

Your water hose will freeze at night , fill your water tank and run the pump. Remove your water hose from the spigot and hang it over the ladder so it drains and is ready to use when the temps return back up.

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Cory,

You have a lot of very good advice here.

The hose is a real favorite of mine. I missed that once and DW and I had to carry the rigid 25' hose out into the sun without bending it and then carry it back to the tap so we could put water pressure on it and get liquid in it so I could drain and roll it up. If you band a frozen hose, they often crack. I wish I could have figured out how to save all the cylindrical ice cubes......

Another thing I carried from sailing that served me well was to always have provisions for 3 days. That means food, water and fuel. When we used to travel in the late part of the year, we often had to hold up a day for weather. One time, it was two. The storm was only one day, but it took another day for things to be clear enough that we would not be in the way of people that had to be out there.

Be ready for few open camp grounds and many with no water available.

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Went winter camping in Yosemite for about a week on those temperature ranges with exposed pipes underneath with no problems.

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Cmccain13,

Below 27 F you need to start taking precautions.

There is a wonderful thread in the full time forum on Winter camping.

My personal 'best' is -34 F.


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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Went winter camping in Yosemite for about a week on those temperature ranges with exposed pipes underneath with no problems.


Oh this is great, this is where i am going in September and was worried about that place as well. :-) thanks

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pianotuna wrote:

Cmccain13,

Below 27 F you need to start taking precautions.

There is a wonderful thread in the full time forum on Winter camping.

My personal 'best' is -34 F.


WOW that is cold, and good to know i will explore that forumas well thank you!

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Matt_Colie wrote:

Cory,

You have a lot of very good advice here.

The hose is a real favorite of mine. I missed that once and DW and I had to carry the rigid 25' hose out into the sun without bending it and then carry it back to the tap so we could put water pressure on it and get liquid in it so I could drain and roll it up. If you band a frozen hose, they often crack. I wish I could have figured out how to save all the cylindrical ice cubes......

Another thing I carried from sailing that served me well was to always have provisions for 3 days. That means food, water and fuel. When we used to travel in the late part of the year, we often had to hold up a day for weather. One time, it was two. The storm was only one day, but it took another day for things to be clear enough that we would not be in the way of people that had to be out there.

Be ready for few open camp grounds and many with no water available.

Matt


man there is so much i need to learn, i guess alot of it will be through here and then trial and error lol. I want to go through this and make no mistakes but i think that will be an unrealistic expectation.

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Cmccain13 wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Went winter camping in Yosemite for about a week on those temperature ranges with exposed pipes underneath with no problems.


Oh this is great, this is where i am going in September and was worried about that place as well. :-) thanks


My best ever camping, the very lovely and awesome Yosemite in winter snow.

Enjoy (though that might be overcrowded yet).

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Cmccain13 wrote:

man there is so much i need to learn, i guess alot of it will be through here and then trial and error lol. I want to go through this and make no mistakes but i think that will be an unrealistic expectation.


Cory,

I hope you realize that most of us were born knowing all this - Right!!

Yes, you have a lot to learn. So did we. Some we were taught and some we learned by experience (like not letting the drinking water hose get frozen solid). So, print what you have here and read it all a few more times and if you are really smart and lucky (I think I might rather be lucky), you won't have any of the problems above. You will have troubles on the road, but that is all part of the experience.

Travel In Health.

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Almost any RV is good to 25F while in use. Keep your propane topped up and let the furnace run.


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