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Old 10-02-2015, 07:55 AM   #1
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Winterize or not?

I live in SW Ohio and where I store my 351ds outdoors, I have a 30amp hookup. Is it practical or safe to assume that, if use my furnace, arctic packs, and even 1 of the AC units with heat strips, that I can store the tv over winter without winterizing?
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:03 AM   #2
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I'm not sure I would want to do that. If you do not plan on using it for the whole winter I would just get it winterized. It will probably be cheaper than trying to keep it heated over the winter and you will not have to worry about running out of propane or if an ice storm comes and knocks out your power.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:16 AM   #3
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I'm not sure I would want to do that. If you do not plan on using it for the whole winter I would just get it winterized. It will probably be cheaper than trying to keep it heated over the winter and you will not have to worry about running out of propane or if an ice storm comes and knocks out your power.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:31 AM   #4
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I have my TT in SW Ohio in a park that offers year round hookups, and I store it there during the off season. Talking with some of the full timers there, the last few winters were pretty brutal and even their heated and insulated lines had freezing.
My 2 cents -- for the minimal time it takes to winterize a unit, it's cheap insurance. Mostly because if someting did happen to a waterline , you wouldn't know it until you turn on pressure and then you're already in trouble.
Winterize it.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:55 AM   #5
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with such a large investment in the balance why would anyone want to take a chance on water damage and the cost of plumbing repairs.. With the way weather has been the last few years is it worth taking a chance??
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:19 AM   #6
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My 2 cents -- for the minimal time it takes to winterize a unit, it's cheap insurance.
Agreed. Very minimal time, effort and cost.
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:22 AM   #7
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I live in SW Ohio and where I store my 351ds outdoors, I have a 30amp hookup. Is it practical or safe to assume that, if use my furnace, arctic packs, and even 1 of the AC units with heat strips, that I can store the tv over winter without winterizing?
THIS is a Easy answer NO! Youroo!!
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:29 AM   #8
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Don't even think about not winterizing. 12 bucks and one hour vs hundreds or more in repairs.


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Old 10-02-2015, 11:40 AM   #9
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Same answer here. It takes an hour at most to drain and winterize everything. Make sure you also drain the hot water tank or you will have a mess. We've had 2 winters of major SUB ZERO temps here in the Mid Atlantic region. It isn't even remotely worth it to not winterize.

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Old 10-02-2015, 11:47 AM   #10
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Same question, but in Louisiana. I'm thinking of storing it near Hammond. Do RVers out there winterize? There seem to be a couple of nights a year slightly below zero.
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