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Old 11-14-2015, 04:38 AM   #1
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First Break Camp departure on Tuesday

On Tuesday I leave Wyoming and back to Texas. It has been one month and my RW feels like home. A lot more went right then wrong. Heat pumps and fireplace allowed me stay with only having to purchase on tank of propane. Heat pumps worked down to 30-32.

First departure question:
While playing around at my service center I found a tube underneath that looks like it is used to store the sewage hose. Does everyone have this and do people use it? I think all the entries I have read refer to storing it in a bin and plastic bag.

Second:
I brought antifreeze for the water lines, but If I drive fast enough to Texas, do I really need to bother with it if I drain and purge with air?
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:51 AM   #2
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Yes, I use the sewer tube but I relocated it so I didn't have to crawl under the coach to get to it. I wouldn't winterize it, if it gets too cold you can run the furnace while traveling.
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:59 AM   #3
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Yes, I use the sewer tube but I relocated it so I didn't have to crawl under the coach to get to it. I wouldn't winterize it, if it gets too cold you can run the furnace while traveling.
This is why this forum is so great. I wouldn't have even considered running the furnace. But that would work.
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Old 11-14-2015, 02:46 PM   #4
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That tube is kind of a pain to get to. I added a second one so I can carry two 10 ft hoses and fittings.

PS, we are getting clobbered with snow Monday night. Have you looked at the forecast for Wyoming?
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That tube is kind of a pain to get to. I added a second one so I can carry two 10 ft hoses and fittings.

PS, we are getting clobbered with snow Monday night. Have you looked at the forecast for Wyoming?
Thanks for heads up, no, just looked at Tuesday. I could sneak out here Monday afternoon if I had to.

How do Dually's (4WD) handle in snow compared to other 4WD vehicles, like a jeep? I'm thinking the dual tires would be a deficit.

If I had to leave the RV someplace to ensure I could get back. Would I be looking for a storage place or leave it at some campground?
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Old 11-14-2015, 03:35 PM   #6
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It's going to get colder too looks like, down in the 20s at night, 10 by Friday.

If you have 4WD you should be fine towing. Mine is not great in the snow when I'm not towing. If the snow is deep it seams my front wheels are constantly trying to pull the wide ass through, because the greater tire surface in the back and lighter weight with an empty truck causes the rear axles to try and run up on top of the snow sometimes. I have a Jeep and thats the car of choice in the morning when I see snow on the ground. I try to leave the dually in the garage.

I've never tried short term storage on quick notice, but there are several year round campgrounds you could pull into.
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I would be hesitant about running with the propane on. The rubber line that feeds the stove runs right above the driver side tires. In the event of a blow out you may get more than you bargained for
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:30 PM   #8
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Scott,
I didn't use the sewer hose storage. I like the Rhino hose and the fittings didn't fit without filing off the tabs. Instead, I used plastic fence posts from Home Depot (Lowes sells them too).

If I mounted them directly on the frame, they would have been behind the fender skirt so I used a length of 2x2 aluminum tube, attached it to the frame and then attached the fence post to the tube.

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Very nice, did you add weep/drain holes?
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A few. They are fence posts so they have slots for the horizontal fence boards. I made sure they were facing down.

I used the caps as covers using some springs and cotter pins to hold the springs in place. Makes for easy access.

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