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Donna and Scott

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How do you keep water from freezing when towing in very cold weather? We plan on  traveling through the rockies in Jan or Feb.  We will use the furnace when stopped but any suggestions when on the road?


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TV is 2020 Durango Citadel or 2021 Dodge 1500 diesel V6.  2021

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Hi Donna and Scott, unless you have made some modifications to your heating capabilities in the basement (specifically, getting some ducted heat to the areas at risk of freezing) and are willing to run your furnace while driving (at least while driving in below freezing temps), I'd suggest just winterizing your water lines with antifreeze.  I did a little bit of successful towing in freezing temps this winter with water in the lines and my heat running, but nothing below 25F, so I really can't say for certain what the limits are even for my modified trailer.  I also have a self-regulating heat strip on the city and fresh water check valves as many owners find those valves are prone to freezing and cracking and getting ducted warm air to those valves is not easy.  Btw, I don't consider myself an expert in this area yet as I don't have any experience towing / camping in extreme cold - what I did have was lots of posts about what other owners have done to help get it ready for a 5th season - and I made modifications based on those posts.  So far so good.

Let us know if / what you try and your results - I know there are several owners who ski and are very interested in camping/skiing with an Ollie - including me!



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You might want to study this thread.

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