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Old 12-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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Winterizing your Egg...

I know most of us realize the need to drain and prepare our plumbing for it's winter's nap but there are some other items that may need special attention. Keeping your battery plugged in or removal to a interior location is suggested. In addition, your propane refer fluid may freeze with temperatures below 20F, so either close off the exterior refer vents or operate off 120v if available to keep it warm. Televisions, particularly LCD's may be affected by the colder temperatures.
Here is a interesting link to a winterizing thread I found for some good ideas to deal with storing your Egg over the winter.
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......In addition, your propane refer fluid may freeze with temperatures below 20F, so either close off the exterior refer vents or operate off 120v if available to keep it warm. .......
This is interesting - I've never heard this before. Do you Canadians and other uber-cold region dwellers take special precautions to protect your gas refrigerators?
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We often have temperatures where I live that are below zero. If I plugged in my refrigerator at those temperatures the refrigerator thermostat would not call for cooling and the refrigerator would not run . The heating element on the refrigerator is so small that at 20 below I doubt it would have much effect nor would sealing the outside door . I do close off the outside door on my refer in the winter to keep dirt and snow out.
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I don't know of anyone doing anything special here for their campers, and we routinely see -40 temps in the winter. My brother has several standard freezers that live outside unplugged except for fall hunting season, and it doesn't seem to affect them either.
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