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Frank B

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Re: Getting Ready for Winter
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2018, 05:19:06 PM »
Metalman55:

>I can see where using pink RV fluid may simplify things.<

That is what we found.

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Metalman RVer

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Re: Getting Ready for Winter
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2018, 05:27:36 AM »
Well, the calendar says spring, but up here in the North the mercury does not reflect that, as of yet. Made a few trips out to inspect the RV over the winter, the most recent being about a week ago & everything looks ok from the novices perspesctive.  No mice in the mouse bucket trap either & from a walk around inspection inside no evidence that they have been present anywhere. No evidence of any leaking anywhere as well, but wtih the slideouts in it is hard to navigate everywhere to do a proper inspection.

What is the concensus about bringing things back to life in an RV this far north (southern Ont) when one is safe from freeze damage?  I am thinking late May would perhaps put us in the safe zone?

HappyWanderer

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Re: Getting Ready for Winter
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2018, 07:45:17 AM »
Camping season in New England begins in April. We never had an issue with de-winterizing then. If there is an occasional dip below freezing, it doesn't last long enough to cause any problems.
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Metalman RVer

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Re: Getting Ready for Winter
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2018, 11:42:37 AM »
Just wondered about how far North you are in the NE to compare to our climate? We are just across from Buffalo NY in Ont.

We can get some pretty cold weather here on and off through the whole month of April. 

Perhaps one cold night is not enough to freeze things tight?


HappyWanderer

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Re: Getting Ready for Winter
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2018, 12:37:18 PM »
We're in northwest Connecticut, which has similar temperatures to the Buffalo area. Fortunately, we're just far enough east to avoid lake-effect snow.

We'll see overnight temperatures into the 20s during the month of April. Since it warms back up during the day, freezing has never been an issue. Water lines won't freeze the instant it drops below 0 degrees Celsius. We had the fresh water hose laying on the ground freeze once, but we don't generally venture out if it's going to be that cold.

We've been to Maine in early May several times without issues. If you're really concerned, pay attention to any place that water lines might be exposed to outside temperatures. Maybe open the low point drains, and leave them open so if any water does freeze it has room to expand.
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