Different weather sources were predicting different weather all day long last Thursday, December 7th. The temperature was supposed to go down to either 38. 36. 35. 34. 33. 32, or 31 degrees, depending on the source. Some had the freezing temperatures lasting 4 - 5 hours. I finally got sick of wondering and decided to go ahead and winterize.
I drove over to the storage lot and got the entire process done in about 15 minutes. Then I got to thinking about my propane tanks. I had suspected that the guy who was living at Packrats was the one who was stealing batteries. I figured he might also be stealing people's propane by switching tanks out. After all, if he was stuck in the lot, he needed an energy source that he could afford. A couple of times when I camped, I tried to cool the refrigerator with propane while traveling, but it never came on. It just reinforced my suspicon that he had emptied me out. I even bought a new lock from Tork Lift to secure my tanks. Anyway, I tested out the heat, and I have plenty of gas.
Our next camping trip is coming up soon. We're going back to Blanco with the group. The weather is supposed to be good, so I probably winterized for nothing! But, at least I didn't have to worry about the pipes. That night is got colder than they expected. We even had two inches of snow that they did not expect to happen in our area. Better safe than sorry.