Question on winter travel w/ Scamp - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-26-2014, 05:08 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
BatDude's Avatar
 
Name: Bat Dude
Trailer: Scamp
Michigan
Posts: 218
Question on winter travel w/ Scamp

Hi all,

Newbie and our new 16' Scamp is winterized and parked in a pole barn so it will be clean of snow etc. We are based in central Michigan... Brrrr.

We have a trip to work on radio tracking bats along the lower Colorado River late January through mid Feb. next year. I am assuming since RV antifreeze is in all drains, tanks and pipes we should not really use the Scamp (at least the water system) until we drive south a few days and we are below the freeze line and flush the system.

What do folks do when traveling through hard freeze areas?

How much flushing is needed to flush drinking water tank?

I am assuming we just stop at hotels until we are far enough south and in the safe zone.

Experienced comments welcomed.
__________________

__________________
BatDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 05:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Borrego Dave's Avatar
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Casita SD17 2006
California
Posts: 2,925
Hi Bat, with the way the cold is going this year you still may have a problem along the river. Someone else will give you better info soon.
I'm from SW Mich, St Joseph and now live in the desert and the closest I want to see of snow is the frost in the freezer
__________________

__________________
Borrego Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 08:03 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Dan Meyer's Avatar
 
Name: Dan
Trailer: Scamp
Minnesota
Posts: 559
We have used our Scamp unwinterized in temperatures down to around zero. We had no major issues, but I would not recommend it. The issues we had were minor; a water line froze and water would not flow to the front bathroom, and when we attempted to dump the holding tanks we found the drain valves frozen and un-moveable. If you are connected to a campground water supply, your hose will freeze when temps go below freezing.

Un-winterizing is easy. Drain everything you can easily drain, and flush for a few minutes to get rid of the rest.

-- Dan Meyer
__________________
Dan Meyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 08:36 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
papa-t's Avatar
 
Name: Ted
Trailer: (Dark side)Crossroads Now
Glade Valley, North Carolina
Posts: 969
If traveling during freezing weather I would suggest to leave the Scamp winterized and just use without water. Not worth risking freezing and bursting of pipes.
__________________
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
papa-t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 11:18 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 6,315
Registry
I suggest you read my posts here.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 05:17 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
BatDude's Avatar
 
Name: Bat Dude
Trailer: Scamp
Michigan
Posts: 218
Tnx all,

Looks like dry camping is the only way to go.
__________________

__________________
BatDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
scamp


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winter battery use question. Ray Cover Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 25 06-18-2015 08:22 AM
Winter travel - leaving your house Raz General Chat 45 12-12-2013 06:55 PM
Tech question about Travel Apps Jane SC General Chat 0 07-19-2013 09:36 PM
Question about covering up for the winter Roger C H Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 8 09-30-2008 10:31 PM
OR winter travel Renee K. Camping, Campout Reports 5 12-06-2005 04:19 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.