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Looking for advice on how to safely travel in cold temps with an Oliver. If de-winterizing prior to travel, how do you safely travel in sub freezing weather without causing damage or ending up with frozen components? 

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Hi Grip, there are tons of posts on the forum that cover various aspects of trailering and camping in cold temps with an Ollie.  To sum it all up, if you haven't made some modifications to heat/protect some of the more vulnerable plumbing areas (outside shower, check valves on the exterior water inlets and from under the bathroom sink to the toilet) it's generally recommended to leave your plumbing winterized - especially while traveling in freezing temps.  While camping, freezing temps won't be as dangerous to the plumbing, especially if you keep your propane heat on as that does help keep the basement warmer.  Everything depends on the conditions of course (temperature, wind, duration...).

Probably not the answer/advice you were hoping for, but I'd say better safe than sorry.  🙂 

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Tons of posts that have eluded my feeble search attempts. Thanks for the response and bait to dig deeper.  Since it is currently 9F traveling in winterized state seems wise. I am interested in researching those mods; traveling the Rockies can bring all kinds of weather challenges. And I simply enjoy working on the Ollie.

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9F is cold.  I would winterize for sure.  We’ve traveled when the temps were high 20s for a few hours, just left the furnace on set to about 50 and we had no problem.  Mike

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20 minutes ago, Mike and Carol said:

9F is cold.  I would winterize for sure.  We’ve traveled when the temps were high 20s for a few hours, just left the furnace on set to about 50 and we had no problem.  Mike

We have been doing the same.  

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Supposed to and already is warming up. Since I don’t want to be travel limited by weather I’m looking to IDing and mitigating risks for all future events as well. This forum, it’s brain power and experience, is worth tapping into.

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