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    Question about nourtherner traveling South in winter

    Hi all, we have a Momentum 32G.

    We winterize here in Northern Illinois in the off season, but lately we are looking into heading South for a trip in the winter.

    The question I have is: do I winterize and then un-winterize when we get to our destination (or the 1st night's stay). Then re-winterize when we come home. I guess I'm mainly referring to the plumbing. Other things like batteries/tires, bug proofing, I can figure out.

    I'm talking about leaving in mid-Jan, for somewhere warm for 2 - 3 weeks. Then returning again in Feb. So things will freeze before we leave and they will freeze after we get back.

    Does anyone have a good process they would like to share?

    thanks

    Dale

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    If itís below freezing during the day while your on the road you either must be winterized or run the furnace. On my rig, the furnace does not run while towing. Flame blows out. Also there are lots of other reasons not to run the furnace while towing. So. Best to wait until the daytime temps ae above freezing then de-winterize. And visa versa on the alway home. Some folks use a jug of antifreezes to flush the toilet while winterized. Iíve not tried this but seems like it should work.

    If itís above freezing during the day and only freezes at night while your camping. All is well, just run the furnace at night.
    2021 Reflection 312 BHTS, Silverado 2500 Duramax

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    Setting Up Camp
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    thanks for the response. That helps me to sort it out. It makes sense. I just wanted to check to make sure I didn't have a blind spot.

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    Iíve done this many times and several time in a given year as we camp every month year around. FlyStar is exactly right. Even if I leave on a trip thinking it will be warm enough on the return trip to skip rewinterizing, I still carry enough antifreeze to do so just in case.

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