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Old 11-13-2015, 12:24 PM   #11
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The last three years, we've departed Ohio in late January, picking a day when we can sneak out between snow and ice. We typically stay in hotels until past Atlanta on the way down. We visit family southwest of Atlanta on the way down in January and on the way back at the end of February or very early March. Last year, just west of Atlanta around March 1st, the temps got well down into the twenties at night while we sat there waiting for safe highways in Tennessee. We try to minimize carrying things that could freeze and cause problems, but typically carry canned goods, liquid soaps, etc. contained in something in case a can or jar bursts. So far, no real problems. When camped in the 20s, we bring in the water hose and use on-board water. When to re-winterize just depends on the weather forecasts, but we usually have to do it before arriving home.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:47 PM   #12
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Good point, better bring along a gallon of antifreeze.
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:36 PM   #13
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Definitely. It can sometimes be hard to find in the south, and too cold to risk picking it up on the way home as you get into colder climes.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:36 PM   #14
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Definitely. It can sometimes be hard to find in the south, and too cold to risk picking it up on the way home as you get into colder climes.
Seriously? I see RV antifreeze in just about every Walmart, Camping World, Home Depot, and RV Supply Store. It's as easy to find in Florida as finding snow in Colorado during February.
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:43 PM   #15
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Well, then I guess I misspoke. We stay at Big Pine Key, and when we're ready to head home I haven't wanted to worry about finding RV antifreeze along the way. It seemed much easier to pack a gallon along with us, which I will do again this year....but I appreciate knowing that it's generally available. My apologies if I misrepresented the shopping opportunities in Florida!
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No apology necessary, Parker. Probably not a bad idea to bring a gallon with you so you have it readily at hand for going back north. But if you forget to bring it you don't have to worry about not being able to get it. And if you get in a bind, I have 6 or 7 gallons of it which I bought it during a seasonal clearance. I don't use it unless I'm visiting my son in Huntsville, AL during the winter months and I bring a gallon with me in the event I want to pour some in the traps. Moved into my current house 12 years ago this month. In that time, the coldest temperature I've seen was 31 degrees, one morning just before the sun rose. I haven't winterized a trailer since I lived in NH 30 years ago!
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