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Old 11-10-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Houston/Spring Roo owners - are you going to winterize soon?

I'm torn on what to do since I'm a newbie. We are expecting temps in Spring, Tx Tuesday/Wednesday of 34 degrees. I doubt the temps will stay that low for an extended period of time.

The catch is we currently have our last camping trip planned for next weekend. We may end up canceling as there is a 60% shot at rain on Sunday. We weren't going to camp far from home, so canceling isn't that big of a deal since we just returned from tent camping with the cub scouts a few hours ago.

I guess for my knowledge, when should I winterize? I'm off tomorrow so I suppose I could knock it out. Thoughts????

While I understand that temps of 34 is not freezing, at what temp should I really be concerned?

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Old 11-10-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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though i've never had to winterize, i wouldn't even consider it unless the temps were under freezing for a long period, not just overnite.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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Wouldn't do anything.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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I wouldn't. The most I do now since we don't get hard freezes all that often and may take a trip or two during winter is to drain it and blow the lines with air. Look at where you're parked as well in regards to the wind. I'm pretty sheltered where I'm at but, if I was exposed to a north wind, I'd probably be a little more strict with it. An overnight of 34, though....wouldn't touch it.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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We live near Kingwood. Won't do anything for a while. When I do, just make sure no water in lines.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
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We don't winterize ours. We store it at home, with its own power outlet, so if it gets below 32 for and extended period, we just run a heater.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:24 PM   #7
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Watch your outside shower and exterior water lines. The heater won't help that.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:38 PM   #8
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The Dealer salesman that we bought from said you don't need to worry about winterizing in Houston.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:48 PM   #9
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That's like trusting a used car salesman. Actually....the used car salesman is generally more reliable.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:18 AM   #10
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We have an outside shower??? And if/when it freezes, we do tank heaters, too.
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