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Old 11-22-2015, 03:54 PM   #11
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A few hours of below freezing shouldn't be enough to actually freeze anything, it needs to stay below freezing longer than a few hours to cause damage, if it's getting above freezing during the day and only below freezing briefly, I wouldn't worry about it. Below freezing all day, I'd winterize.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:14 AM   #12
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Be careful ... if you look at the expansion coefficient of water it actually shrinks or contracts as temp decreases .... except ... very near the freezing point. It is actually very close to the freezing point were your risk is highest
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:47 AM   #13
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I always put 1 heater in the unit and 1 heater in the storage area set at 45, then you will be just fine with the tank heaters on. I have only winterized once and that was last year when the temps in the day where going to stay below freezing. Other then that it works great.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:34 AM   #14
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One final tip - put a shop light or some other source of heat in your water manifold compartment - that should keep the pipes from freezing
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:13 AM   #15
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I don't winterize my fifth wheel. I just turn the heat on and set it to 40 degrees F. The HP runs down to about 35 and the gas furnace kicks on below that. I only used one 30lb tank of propane last winter. I am in north Alabama so the winters aren't very cold except for a few weeks in Jan-Feb (usually). The warm air circulating keeps everything from freezing. It's a lot less trouble than blowing out lines or using anti-freeze. And it's always ready to go.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:06 PM   #16
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I believe that one needs to deal with the peculiarities of their rig. The many suggestions from non-Berkshire posters may not be applicable. For instance, the rear mounted tankless heater and rear bath Berkshire models are not going to be helped with heaters in the water bay, tank bay, cargo bay and living area.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:01 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone for the input!
I was able to keep my coach from freezing with all the tips. Heading south to Florida tomorrow.


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Old 11-30-2015, 09:42 AM   #18
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Have a safe trip and enjoy the warm weather!!
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:20 PM   #19
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Just had my coach winterized for winter. How do you winterize a tankless water heater? I had lines blown out and antifreeze run through all the lines. Am I missing something regarding the tankless waterheater?


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Old 11-30-2015, 03:15 PM   #20
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Mike,
What you did should take care of the water heater. Nothing else to do to winterize them.
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