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Old 04-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #11
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Our nighttime lows lately have been at 30 and little risk of bursting so I'll probably dewinterize this weekend or next.

In comparison, we hit 80 last year in March and I think I was dewinterized by now IIRC.
X2 we dewinterized a week ago. As long as the day time temps get above freezing you will be fine. And in northern Illinois the temps got down to 25 at night and I had no problem with anything freezing. Leave a bottle of water outside the trailer somewhere and you will see that will not freeze. But the key is that the day time temps get above freezing.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #12
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I dewinterized two weeks ago to get ready for a weekend trip in the middle of April. The last 2 nights it has gotten down in the 20's here in Maryland. (it should be in the mid 60's by now). I just stuck a small cerimac heater in my 2306 opened all the cabinet doors that have water lines running through them and each morning when I checked it has been a toasty 65 degrees inside, I wouldn't do it all winter but for a few nights it should be fine. I am lucky that all of my water stuff is inside of the camper.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #13
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Our nighttime lows lately have been at 30 and little risk of bursting so I'll probably dewinterize this weekend or next.

In comparison, we hit 80 last year in March and I think I was dewinterized by now IIRC.
Its was 80 on st Patrick's day last year.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #14
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I think a more important question is--
should you accept delivery on a brand new unit that has not had all water systems
tested B 4 you take it home??
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #15
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I dewinterized already and it has been cold the past few nights. Kept a little heater on with the cabinets open. It is a used trailer with 30 day warranty and I wanted to make sure no leaks before the 30 days were up.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #16
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We're in Mid Michigan and we plan to de-winterize this weekend

For the last 10 years or so, I usually will de-winterize around the end of March which is usually when we will take our first weekend trip.

Between trips, if I'm concerned about an over night freeze, I will drain the water heater, open the low point drains, such a little anti-freeze into the pump and open all faucets. So far so good.

But all plumbing in our new fifth wheel is in heated areas so last year, just set the heat to 40F when freezing was likely.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:17 AM   #17
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I think a more important question is--
should you accept delivery on a brand new unit that has not had all water systems
tested B 4 you take it home??
When we took delivery last March from RvDirect, they dewinterized and tested system, then rewinterized for us before we left for home. It proves that it is not that hard to do a second time if needed.

We're on our first trip of the year in Southern Illinois. I doubt if we will need to worry about a freeze now, but it was in mid 30s overnight Wednesday. If any doubt, I will at least drain and blow out lines when I get home.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #18
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I think a more important question is--
should you accept delivery on a brand new unit that has not had all water systems
tested B 4 you take it home??

We will be picking up our new unit in a few weeks and we live in Northern Ohio. Temps are expected to be in the 60's during the day and 30's at night. Having owned a few trailers already I have prepared my own pre-delivery checklist and it requests that the unit be de-winterized to test for any leaks in kitchen, bathroon or outside kitchen.

Hate to not test these only to find out there are leaks and have to bring the trailer back to dealer for fixing. Rather take the time and inspect everything while its at the dealer.

So, my suggestion would be to test out everything before pulling it off the lot.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #19
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Have them show you how to winterize it. It's really not that hard. We have winterized and de-winterized 3 times in the last month. Only takes about a half hour either way.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:43 PM   #20
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I'm in the Grand Rapids area and it looks like the weather has finally turned. Probably OK for the south side of the state but not up north yet.

I actually poured 13 yds of concrete today for my 5er pad next to the garage. Been waiting for the weather to break enough to do that.
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