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Old 10-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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I have decided that it is NOT old man winter that brings the cold weather, snow and ice......... It is ALL the RVer's that winterize their units that cause it!!! So maybe if we don't winterize may be there will be no winter??? What do you think???

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #12
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Not a bad idea Deb. Perhaps we should all take our rigs south to Arizona and hook up at Iggy's house.


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Old 10-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #13
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With overnight lows that can reach -20 not winterizing is asking for problems in the spring.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #14
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i don't mind them because i can completely ignore them, since we don't have to do this out here. one of the last few benefits of living in California, year-round camping with no winterizing needed.
Better in NC, we don't have to worry about winterizing or the earthquakes and exorbitant taxes of CA. LOL
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:22 AM   #15
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Better in NC, we don't have to worry about winterizing or the earthquakes and exorbitant taxes of CA. LOL
i did say "last few benefits"!
and how many hurricanes, ice storms and other weather disasters have you had since we had our last major earthquake, nearly 20 years ago.
but you got me on the taxes! LOL
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:12 AM   #16
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Just "winterized" my 5th wheel yesterday while it was still 60 Degrees and sunny..its a little work..and for us ..6 weeks of piece of mind ..until we head south to warmer temps for the winter months (1st week of December).. A friend of mine happened to call in the afternoon yesterday and said..." Get out of town early.. like me " He heads to Florida Nov 1st every year ..
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:26 PM   #17
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I live near Fort Worth and we usually have a few freeze days each year. Often it may just dip below freezing for just a few hours each day for several days in a row. We also like to use our rig year round.

Normally I just set the Thermostat/heater on about 50 degrees and turn on the water heater. I will drain the water lines only if the freeze will be long term. My rv cover is blocking the wind on 3 sides. This system has worked for me for the past 15 years. Think I will stick with it.

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