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Old 11-17-2014, 01:26 PM   #41
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Glad to hear. That certainly is a beautiful drive. Looking forward to seeing your photos.
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:16 AM   #42
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Finally today the pump thawed out to allow suction of the antifreeze thru the line. Now our 17B is winterized! My question is: when heading from B.C. to California in January - should we stick to central routes south ( Interstate 5) or would we be o.k. on the coastal 101 Oregon to California to avoid overnight freezing. Understand the coast probably fog bound and dank cold at that time of year...but is freezing a concern?
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:43 AM   #43
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Finally today the pump thawed out to allow suction of the antifreeze thru the line. Now our 17B is winterized! My question is: when heading from B.C. to California in January - should we stick to central routes south ( Interstate 5) or would we be o.k. on the coastal 101 Oregon to California to avoid overnight freezing. Understand the coast probably fog bound and dank cold at that time of year...but is freezing a concern?
We just got home from our initial three week camping after picking up our 21 the first week of November. We took I-5 just ahead of the unusually cold weather, and later down the coast at Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. We encountered three consecutive nights of 19, 20, and 20 degrees F, after heading East through New Mexico and Arizona. Our 21 has the sprayed insulation and thermal windows. We had no freezing problems, but I did disconnect the supply hose and filter to avoid freezing, as others have mentioned. Day time temps were above freezing, so we weren't towing through below freezing temps all day long, although the first few hours each morning were plenty cold. Again no problems with anything inside the trailer, or the exterior waste valves.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:57 AM   #44
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Has anyone had there Propane regualtor freeze in the cold weather? On our trip home from we stopped for the night and it was -8 C and could not get any amount of propane flow so the furnace would not work, tried lighting the stove to get it flowinging and could only get the odd little sniff. the next day when it warmed up above to around freezing tried it again and it worked fine.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:26 AM   #45
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I'm thinking that possibly when they purged the tanks,there was some water vapor in there.I'm a little concerned,i use my unit thourghout the winter,icefishing.Been out in -25,with no worries.Just had issues getting power to the furnace.But once the generator started,all was well.Generator did dual work that day,plugged in block htr.cord.Can't do that with solar..
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:37 AM   #46
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Has anyone had there Propane regualtor freeze in the cold weather? On our trip home from we stopped for the night and it was -8 C and could not get any amount of propane flow so the furnace would not work, tried lighting the stove to get it flowinging and could only get the odd little sniff. the next day when it warmed up above to around freezing tried it again and it worked fine.
I haven't had that problem.. I camped in last weeks cold spell at Tunnel Mountain II in Banff -28c and the furnace ran fine including when I had both stove burners running making my morning latté with the aeropress :-)
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:37 AM   #47
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I'm thinking that possibly when they purged the tanks,there was some water vapor in there.I'm a little concerned,i use my unit thourghout the winter,icefishing.Been out in -25,with no worries.Just had issues getting power to the furnace.But once the generator started,all was well.Generator did dual work that day,plugged in block htr.cord.Can't do that with solar..
Thats kind of what I thought as well, that day we left ETI and the trailer was in the heated delivery bay and we drove straight to Valemount from there. I am hoping it was just condensation. We don't plan to camp in extreme winter but it does get below freezing from time to time and it would be nice to be able to count on a working furnace. Thankfully I brought sleeping bags rated to -10C . We were ok but it wa bit chilly and the frunace would have been nice
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:24 PM   #48
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Finally today the pump thawed out to allow suction of the antifreeze thru the line. Now our 17B is winterized! My question is: when heading from B.C. to California in January - should we stick to central routes south ( Interstate 5) or would we be o.k. on the coastal 101 Oregon to California to avoid overnight freezing. Understand the coast probably fog bound and dank cold at that time of year...but is freezing a concern?
Some posters on rv.net were of the opinion that the order of preference was 101, 97, I5...depending on what the weather forecast was to be like. 101 then over to Clear Lake might be the warmest route?

Personally I liked the advice to hang out at 7 feathers until the passes opened.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:00 PM   #49
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My question is: when heading from B.C. to California in January - should we stick to central routes south ( Interstate 5) or would we be o.k. on the coastal 101 Oregon to California to avoid overnight freezing. Understand the coast probably fog bound and dank cold at that time of year...but is freezing a concern?
101 through Oregon, and 1/101 through CA are above freezing due to the mitigating effects of 10,000 miles of Pacific Ocean.
I5 can be closed in the mountain passes of the Siskiyous (Eugene to Lake Shasta), and frequently has black ice at bridges throughout the colder months. Hwy 97 can have snow when I5 is clear. Example: Last week we traveled from ETI in Chilliwack back to So.Cal. We followed the freezing rain storm that swept through Portland. While it was snowing north of Klamath Falls on 97, we had 40° rain from Eugene to Grants Pass, and clear, dry pavement over Siskiyou summit at 4310 ft. (we had 30° freeze in Yreka overnight), then I5 and then over to 1/101 south: it was a beautiful drive. Just keep checking NOAA for weather.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:39 PM   #50
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Has anyone had there Propane regualtor freeze in the cold weather?
Yes. Propane doesn't freeze, so I agree that this is likely a problem with contamination with water. When the propane expands as it passes through the regulator, it chills, so water that was liquid up to that point freezes there. I have changed a regulator to fix the problem, and I think I would carry a spare clean and dry (doesn't need to be new; doesn't even need to be dual-input) regulator on a winter trip just in case. As long as all connections to the regulator are flare fittings (not true on my motorhome - one side is pipe thread), changing it is easy.
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