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Old 04-11-2019, 09:07 AM   #1
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Winterizing?

Wouldn’t it be nice if Forest River designed their RVs so winterizing was not required? There must be a way to design so the lines wouldn’t freeze. Maybe an underbelly that is sealed that you could still access the lines were needed? Freezeproof lines?
Heated tanks are helpful, but I think RVers would love to not have to winterize.
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Wouldn’t it be nice if Forest River designed their RVs so winterizing was not required? There must be a way to design so the lines wouldn’t freeze. Maybe an underbelly that is sealed that you could still access the lines were needed? Freezeproof lines?
Heated tanks are helpful, but I think RVers would love to not have to winterize.
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They put wheels on them so they can be moved to where it is warm. Drive til you see palm trees.
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That's a great idea but, you still need some form of heat/power to keep it warm. I rather go south!
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It's easy. Never use water in your camper so there will be nothing to freeze.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:32 AM   #6
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They put wheels on them so they can be moved to where it is warm. Drive til you see palm trees.
Our problem is that we love living where we do. Northern California offers back country skiing and ice-skating, which we enjoyed very much. That’s the problem – love both worlds, pine trees and cactus ..
So, our TT sits out front in below freezing temperatures most of the winter. I just think that it would be fairly easy to come up with a freeze proof design.. not sure why they don’t..
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Our problem is that we love living where we do. Northern California offers back country skiing and ice-skating, which we enjoyed very much. That’s the problem – love both worlds, pine trees and cactus ..
So, our TT sits out front in below freezing temperatures most of the winter. I just think that it would be fairly easy to come up with a freeze proof design.. not sure why they don’t..
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The only way to freeze proof a camper is to either remove all water OR keep the all the plumbing above freezing. There are people who live in their campers year round who take some pretty extreme measures to keep their lines from freezing. I'm not sure how easy or inexpensive it is but it's possible.
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Like anything else.....the more you do it, the better you’ll become.

Outside of the debate whether to blow the lines or use RV Antifreeze, I use the Antifreeze and can do our rig in less time than a half hour TV sitcom.

But I do prefer going South to warmer climates.

A friend of mine ties a kid’s snow shovel to his rear ladder. He then starts driving South until people ask “What is that?” Then he knows he’s far South enough.
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They put wheels on them so they can be moved to where it is warm. Drive til you see palm trees.
That is exactly what I did.

Although, now I have to 'Summerize' (ie.- protect it from the summer heat).

First shot is from my place and the second shot a one-nighter experiment at the local Walmart parking lot with the 5'ver:
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RV Anti-Freeze is "Non Toxic" so if you don't mind the taste, you could always fill your tanks with it. Or just load your FW tank with your favorite Alcohol and be the most popular RV in the park.
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