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Old 09-08-2014, 09:04 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by dave macrae View Post
We pick up our 21 in mid November and are going to be spending at least one night in on the way home. I suspect the furnace may get a solid test that night , it will be winterized and don't plan on using any plumbing though.
You should make sure to confirm with Escape that it is winterized when you pick it up. When we picked ours up in April, the good folks at Escape had put water in the fresh water tank for us for the trip home. In hind site, iI
I would have asked them not to do it as the gate valve to the black water tank froze up on the way home in Jasper. Not a huge issue, as it had thawed by time we got home and were able to dump at home. However, November could be very cold already.

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Old 09-08-2014, 10:10 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by ice-breaker View Post
I would not change my plans so far in advance. Any snow falling this week is not likely to stay around for more than a few hours. It is actually not that unusual to get snow at this time of year. The forecast suggests that it should warm up and be nice again in coming weeks.
Thanks Dave. That makes me feel more optimistic

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Old 09-08-2014, 10:21 PM   #33
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We are currently in on Vancouver Island. Likely heading for home in a couple days and then heading for the interior. We will likely head to Kettle Provincial Park, which is about an hour from Osoyoos and in a valley. Alternative would be Kane Lakes which is at 3500 feet elevation. Makes a huge difference in daytime and nighttime temps.
Last time we were at the Kettle this time of year, the park was full of seniors, taking advantage of lower park fees and frying in the daytime temps. We were irked that web sites indicated parks were closed Sept. 30 when they were not.
You should be just fine.

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