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Old 04-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Made it through the Winter!

Thank you all for the advice replies in my post last year:

Remember, I used the Roadtrek all winter. So here is what I did.
I plug in along side of the house so I got a Pelonis ceramic heater and put it on top of the stove. I felt that area was designed for heat anyway. The heater thermostat was adjusted to keep it just over 50 degrees and I checked it on the coldest days. I drained the water heater and set the valves to bypass. I winterized the tanks the proper way but then I added 4 gallons of antifreeze to the lower tank. This lasted all winter to flush the toilet with as suggested. I carried a two gallon jug of fresh water and this was enough for my day trips and a few winter overnighters. I thought I would fill the inside tank for my winter camping trips but the two gallon jug did the trick. Anyway, I used it for day trips all winter, two winter camping trips and as a spare bedroom over the holidays. Now my tanks are flushed and sanitized and I replaced the anode in the water heater and yes, I ran Onan the Barbarian regularly...

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Old 04-29-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Made it through the Winter!

Damn, Pete, that's a lot of snow!!!
We woke up in Flagstaff about a month ago, and had about the same amount on ours,
after going to sleep in what appeared to be a mild thunder storm the night before.
It's not a sprint(er) (unless you make it one), it's (hopefully) a marathon.
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