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RE: Turn heater on for the night or winterize?

Normally I winterize, dewinterize, winterize again, etc. I'm in Portland, Oregon. Temperature is supposed to get to 25F tonight. I was getting ready to go winterize the motorhome when it occurred to me that I might be fine just going over to the storage lot and turning the heat on for an evening. In Portland we might see two or three days of below freezing. We camp year round so it just might be a waste of time, water and pink stuff to fully winterize. Anyway, just wondering if any of you also just crank up the heat for a night when it gets below freezing for just one night? ---Robert What do you normally do at this time of the year...winterize or run the furnace? There you go...your way (winterize) is what I would do therefore no worries.
Us out West 12/06/16 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need to Winterize in TX?

You will really wish you had spent the hour or so winterizing if a line freezes and breaks. Because you know that the break will be in the most inaccessible spot in your camper and you won't know until you are set up at your campsite and someone asks, "Is water supposed to be coming out there?" Now I may winterize and dewinterize 2 or 3 times a year.
GrandpaKip 12/06/16 07:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Turn heater on for the night or winterize?

Normally I winterize, dewinterize, winterize again, etc. I'm in Portland, Oregon. Temperature is supposed to get to 25F tonight. I was getting ready to go winterize the motorhome when it occurred to me that I might be fine just going over to the storage lot and turning the heat on for an evening. In Portland we might see two or three days of below freezing. We camp year round so it just might be a waste of time, water and pink stuff to fully winterize. Anyway, just wondering if any of you also just crank up the heat for a night when it gets below freezing for just one night? ---Robert What do you normally do at this time of the year...winterize or run the furnace?
RedJeep 12/05/16 07:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are RVs delivered winterized in cold environments?

Mine came from the factory winterized with a sticker stating so. Why would you dewinterize? You can check out the water system by pressuring it up with additional antifreeze. The only thing you could not check would be the water heater. I have bought a few new RV's and never had a dealer charge me a prep fee. In fact I have bought several used RV'S and never been changed a prep fee.
colliehauler 12/02/16 07:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Travelling to San Diego from Toronto

How soon it's safe to dewinterize partly depends on your RV and how well it's set up for winter use (and how you plan to use it). If it's a motorhome, and so will be heated while you're en route, and if you have enclosed tanks and plumbing, you probably could dewinterize and fill the tank just before leaving unless it's very, very cold. You likewise could with a trailer set up for cold weather use if you kept it heated while underway. If you have exposed plumbing underneath, Ken's advice seems quite sound.
DrewE 11/02/16 09:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Travelling to San Diego from Toronto

Depending on your route and time of travel. Stay overnight at a campground, if the forecast is above freezing, dewinterize and fill there. If to cold, wait another night. We would use bottled water and the pink for flushing, until in a position to dewinterize Ken
Beverley&Ken 10/31/16 07:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Needing a night time stop on way to Florida

I would think that as long as you planned to use your furnace, you should be able to dewinterize your rig and just stay in it. I would sanitize and fill my fresh water tank and just hook to electric during my overnight stop. I mean fulltimers (we are) deal with this all the time. We are currently in the Midwest and have already encountered freezing temps. We set the furnace to 55 degrees and that is plenty warm enough to keep the water lines safe. We also use space heaters when it is too cold for the heat pumps..
jnharley 10/25/16 08:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Needing a night time stop on way to Florida

Red roof inns we don't dewinterize till we get to Florida
lucy6194 10/24/16 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
Needing a night time stop on way to Florida

We will be leaving Maryland in Jan for Florida with our golden retriever and 2 cats. Our unit is winterized so we need a place to stay to park the truck & unit plus someplace that will allow the pets. We just picked up our 5th on Saturday and they told us not to dewinterize it until Florida and Hubby says we could do it in Georgia but we don't think we can go that far without letting the cats out to use the litter box in the unit. The dog will be fine with a few stops but the 2 cats not so much. We have a Cedar Creek Hathaway.
Miss Ellie 10/24/16 10:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sad day >>>

I'm with DutchmanSport. Where we live we use it 12 months a year and I do winterize it. Winterizing is peace of mind for me. It doesn't take that much time to do it or dewinterize. Did them 3 times last year.
Old Duck 10/15/16 12:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Questions

Since you gave more detail, I think I understand your question a bit more. You can dewinterize and winterize again with no problems. We winterize at least 3 times every winter, as we take a trip to Florida in December and then again in March. And we sleep in the camper (driveway camp) all winter long too. It only takes a few minutes to winterize. I think it takes longer to un-winterize, to flush out the pick stuff, I think takes longer than pumping the pink. Nothing wrong with setting up the camper for a couple jonts before cold weather settles in. Have the previous owner explain how to winterize, step by step. Make sure they show you how to by-pass the water heater, and you'll see winterizing is not a big thing to do. You also have the option to blow air through the lines to clear out the water, and then run the pink later, if you are concerned about freezing before you have to finally park it.
DutchmenSport 10/11/16 09:52am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Questions

My wife and I are looking into our first travel trailer. She has found a 2006 17' trail cruiser by R-vision. The trailer has already been winterized which leads me to my first question. If we did decide to buy this camper, would it be worth the time/money to dewinterize it for for 1 maybe 2 trips this year? Also, does anyone have any reviews on this particular brand or model? Any input would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to joining your community. Thanks Matt the trail cruiser was at bottom of our choices, when we were shopping in 2006. they are the lightest of hybrids but that comes at a price. cheaper/lighter materials that we felt weren't the quality/fit and finish of the better brands(starcraft, jayco and roo/shamrock). i wouldn't buy it unless the seller unwinterized it and pressurized the water systems, along with all the other systems.
bikendan 10/11/16 03:38am Hybrid Travel Trailers
Newbie Questions

My wife and I are looking into our first travel trailer. She has found a 2006 17' trail cruiser by R-vision. The trailer has already been winterized which leads me to my first question. If we did decide to buy this camper, would it be worth the time/money to dewinterize it for for 1 maybe 2 trips this year? Also, does anyone have any reviews on this particular brand or model? Any input would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to joining your community. Thanks Matt
hurls26 10/10/16 10:03pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Another season has ended

My last trip will be Thanksgiving week. I'll have to stop and dewinterize on the way down to the CA desert, and then winterize on the way back. But I am so looking forward to it!
BizmarksMom 10/10/16 09:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: When do you winterize?

Before I get into overnight freezing conditions during storage periods. For me it is not a once a year thing. Since our camping season overlaps winter storage conditions, I often winterize 2-5 times. After an October campout. Dewinterize for a November campout or road trip, winterize again before storage. Dewinterize for a trip south in January-February, winterize again before storage. Dewinterize for the the March campout, winterize again before storage (late spring is tricky here). Dewinterize before April campout, drain tanks and blow lines before storage (late spring is tricky here). Winterizing doesn't cost that much in time, effort, cost of materials. Washing the RV is a bigger effort. I've lived 20+ years in southern Michigan. The climate is different. I would winterize for going into storage anytime after mid-October, and any time before going into storage before mid-May. The last year I lived in southern Michigan, we had a deep freeze and foot of snow on May 1st, after six weeks of what looked like spring weather. For RV plumbing safety, you need to base your winterizing schedules on climate record extremes, not monthly averages. Conditions when camping (and running heating systems) and during storage or cold transport are two different issues. While I might use my RV unwinterized in winter conditions, for storage it will be winterized.
tatest 10/04/16 12:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Any feedback on rv parks along Nevada 93?

Thanksgiving time you probably dont want to dewinterize in Ely. There is hookups behind the Shell station in Ash Springs and another in Alamo. We use the shell station one when travelling through.
nevadanick 10/01/16 05:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Any feedback on rv parks along Nevada 93?

Specifically, Crystal Springs or Alamo? I'm heading to Johnson Valley for Thanksgiving and looking to stop at the half way point for the night. I'll have 2 big dogs with me, and will need water at the site so I can dewinterize and fill the tank. (Johnson Valley will be boondocking with friends and family.) I'd rather not stay in Vegas for this trip.
BizmarksMom 10/01/16 10:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: January departure questions....

Done this for years - just keep an eye on the weather and go when you can, I am a little further north so we stay in a hotel 2-3 days ( I only drive 250 a day) Then I dewinterize and stock up on food for the motor home. We go with the refrigerator loaded its the canned good I would worry about freezing One year we arrived in Destin Florida and still had snow/ice on the roof - it took 5 days for it all to melt.
rr2254545 09/14/16 06:46am Snowbirds
RE: East Coast travel in February

From upstate NY down South at New Years. I put a 10 gal. tank in the wet bay with antifreeze in it. It's hooked up to diverter as in a normal winterize, which I do in October. I put about 50 gal. water in water tank but leave diverter on to antifreeze tank just to run toilet if an "urgency" comes up. Whenever I'm willing to risk it I flip the diverter and dewinterize. Flip the water heater bypass last. Very easy, and makes everything comfortable with a case or two of bottled water to live off. Never give temperature a second thought, even had below zero one year and freezing nights until two days into Florida.
bigbaddad 08/26/16 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: East Coast travel in February

We ran from Rochester NY to the south every Fall from 2002 to 2012 when I retired and did not have to wait for year end before getting out of town. Always turned on the heat and refrigerator a couple of days before departure and filled the FW tank as we were ready to roll. Did not dewinterize pipes until we needed them as we rolled. Usually our first overnight was in PA and we just ran everything. The only change we made from warm weather was we did not connect up water and sewer. We would drain black and gray before departure in the AM and stow the slinky. We were going where we had water day two in VA so did not bother about that. We then stayed at our son;s place in the VA mountains for a couple of weeks and often saw temps into the teens. Burned through a lot of propane but never froze anything. That was in an 04 Southwind and an 01 Damon before that. neither had heated tanks but the Southwind did have a furnace outlet in the wet bay. Kept a lit 100 watt light bulb for really cold nights.
xctraveler 08/22/16 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
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