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Old 02-08-2018, 09:38 AM   #281
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Even a 4 season trailer has to be winterized for storage in a cold climate. Keeping the furnace running to protect plumbing continuously would be prohibitive in terms of propane use.

If you use the trailer all winter, that's not an issue, but if you come and go, you are left with the dilemma... winterize while you're home for a spell, or heat the trailer...?

My mother always had that problem- she'd camp locally into the fall, stay home through the holidays, and take off for Florida or the Southwest in January. Every year she had to decide whether to winterize after the last fall trip. Since the climate in Maryland does not get bitterly cold, her usual solution was an electric space heater for that couple of months. That won't work for all RV's, depending on the location of plumbing and tanks. Hers was a small Class B and a small ceramic cube heater kept it from freezing with overnight temperatures in the 20's.

Perhaps a moderator could break off this conversation to a separate thread?
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:43 AM   #282
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I think an all season or 4 season camper generally means one where you don't need to winterize and can camp in year round.
Nope. You still must winterize, or heat the trailer year round. Otherwise freezing will occur. Which will burst your water heater, plumbing, and maybe even your holding tanks.
Heating year round sounds expensive to me. Thus you drain everything, and put antifreeze in the lines. I am no expert on winterizing, I don't do it.
This is one of the reasons I like my simple Trilliums. I don't use the water system at all. It is bone dry.

Sorry for using the welcome to new members thread, but a burst hot water tank sucks.

On edit: Ahh, I see Jon beat me to it.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:56 AM   #283
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Well yes, if you are going to store it in sub freezing temps, you have to winterize. My comment was regarding no need to winterize if camping for extended periods of sub freezing temps. Guess I should have clarified.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:08 PM   #284
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Hi, I'm new to this site. I don't own an RV yet, but I'm looking to purchase one - new or used - within the next year. I'd like something small to start. I'm planning on semi-retiring, so I'll have more time to travel.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:24 PM   #285
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Hi, I'm new to this site. I don't own an RV yet, but I'm looking to purchase one - new or used - within the next year. I'd like something small to start. I'm planning on semi-retiring, so I'll have more time to travel.
Welcome, Jan! You'll find lots of great information and very helpful folks on this forum. Happy RV hunting!
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:48 PM   #286
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winterizing

our 13f scamper is bareboned no b/r no kitchen we take off in any wx and have fun. we are not fancy campers we either boonedock or mochdock either way is great.

just completed a long trip to quartzite az and back through ms and ark to home no camping fees. we stayed at loves, walmarts, heb grocery, public land in the desert any place that would have us for the night!

no one bothered us on the whole trip!

we will do it again next year but for longer

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Old 02-15-2018, 04:41 PM   #287
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New member to the page. Just purchased a Boler 17' RGH model and looking at getting it refreshed a bit and hit the road. Glad to join up here and looking forward to getting some advice and throwing some ideas around !
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:17 PM   #288
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glad you are here

darly glad to have you

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Old 03-16-2018, 04:06 PM   #289
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #290
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Thank You for All the "Welcomes"

Larry and I are not new to RVing but we just purchased a Hunter Compact II and are looking forward to getting on the road again. This camp trailer is in beautiful shape. Larry will not need to do much at all. The former owner was Chuck Hagen and his wife from Washington. Some of you may know them.

We live in Oregon City, Oregon. Larry is a Mopar nut and I am a quilter/piecer; mostly for charity. Looking forward to meeting some new people who enjoy their fiberglass trailers!
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:08 AM   #291
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Welcome to FGRV, which Mopar is Larry going to use for a tug? He can leave the Cuda 6 pac or Daytona in the garage....a bit to much power for your TT but would look cool .
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:09 AM   #292
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Yeah, we'll leave those cars in the garage and use our 2005 Dodge Dakota (4.7 V8 5 speed automatic) as our workhorse! Beep-Beep!
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:39 AM   #293
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Hi, I’m Tocoa. I joined the group a couple of years ago but I seem to have neglected to introduce myself. I'm from Vancouver Canada. My wife and I have tented and RVed (travel trailer and motorhome) for many years but have never owned a fiberglass trailer. We don't have a trailer and we are now looking to buy one.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:07 AM   #294
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welcome tocoa glad you are here enjoy yourself a great place

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