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Old 12-12-2021, 05:11 PM   #1
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Any Snowbird Travel Tips Please?

I'm looking for some RV trailer travel tips for food and cosmetic items when traveling in freezing weather. Mostly wondering about what others have done with items that can possibly freeze, what others have had problems with, and things NOT to do. (I do know from experience that soft drinks make a huge mess when they burst...)
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Old 12-12-2021, 05:27 PM   #2
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I deal with overnight freezes the most. Unhooking the water hose and draining it avoids having water freeze inside. I'll add water to my tank for flushing and washing.
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We have 4-5 of the soft side coolers from Sam's club. We load them last in trailer. We put bathroom stuff in one... canned goods salad dressing etc in others
When we have left in mid January we where two days on the road before we got to warmer above freezing temps. Two nights in hotel rooms we just brought in what we needed. shave kit toothpaste etc. Everything else was fine including soda in the cooler bags.
We had furnace on for a bit while we loaded trailer but at - 10*F when we left it was cold

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Old 12-12-2021, 05:37 PM   #4
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Keep your liquids in a cooler without ice of course
We keep our food in the tow vehicle but mostly wait to shop when it wont get down further than 25 Usually by the time we get to PA its fine
Do not plan on towing in bad weather unless you are very experienced at it
We were but we have a new tow vehicle and its quite more squirrely without the trailer on hardpack
So we will be very cautious
We dont worry about exploding dish soap shampoo and body wash Not likely to freeze overnight

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Old 12-12-2021, 06:29 PM   #5
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Depending on temps and duration of the tow, we sometimes just turn on the furnace at the lowest setting(45 for ours). Its enough to keep stuff from freezing and take the edge off if we have to get inside. Its also easier to warm it up if we need/want to sleep in it. Well get it up to 50, and sleep with electric blankets.
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We dont pack food or water from Pa. to Florida. We purchase our food when we get to Florida. Also cuts down on weight. This will be our second winter in Florida for the winter it was wonderful.
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