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Old 12-17-2020, 03:33 PM   #1
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I will be staying in VA for the next couple months while I recover from surgery. I will be staying in my 2021 Georgetown 7 series rv. Which means that I will be using my water supply daily. I have a tank heater for my water supply but wasn't sure if I still need to winterize it. Any suggestions Thanks Troy
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Old 12-17-2020, 03:39 PM   #2
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What temperatures will you be subjected to while you recover?
Georgetowns are not 4 season units. You may have tank heaters, but there’s still plumbing lines and hoses not warmed by your furnace or heaters.
You might still need to winterize.
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It looks like during night in the low 30s to high 20s then up to the 50s during the day.
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Old 12-17-2020, 03:58 PM   #4
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It looks like during night in the low 30s to high 20s then up to the 50s during the day.
If you are going to be staying in it and using the heat (furnace) then with those temps, you should be OK. Temps below freezing for 18-24 hours you'll need to winterize.

Will you be using water from your fresh tank or connecting a hose to a hydrant?
If hose and hydrant, it may freeze on nights it goes below freezing if you don't use a heated hose and be sure the hydrant has some kind of frost protection. Best to just fill the fresh tank whenever necessary and use from it unless you have a plan for keeping the city water hose/hydrant from freezing.
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Also......propane furnaces use a LOT of propane to heat your motorhome.
Some places do NOT allow you to be filled by propane delivery trucks while in a campground, and you will need to drive to a proper propane filling location because your propane tank is attached to your chassis. Where’s your nearest location?
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Old 12-17-2020, 04:20 PM   #6
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I will be using fresh water tank since the water is cut off till March. Just using this water supply for toilets and sink purposes. Taking showers at bath house. I can have propane delivered. I also have a electric fireplace that helps heat it. Thanks guys
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I will be using fresh water tank since the water is cut off till March. Just using this water supply for toilets and sink purposes. Taking showers at bath house. I can have propane delivered. I also have a electric fireplace that helps heat it. Thanks guys
How will you refill your fresh tank? A couple months is a long time even just using the toilets and sinks.
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Its only me staying it. I can have it refilled where am at.
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Also......propane furnaces use a LOT of propane to heat your motorhome.
Some places do NOT allow you to be filled by propane delivery trucks while in a campground, and you will need to drive to a proper propane filling location because your propane tank is attached to your chassis. Where’s your nearest location?
Can't speak for Canada but delivery trucks in RV parks that are open for the winter is pretty common here in the US. Propane distributors even rent large tanks and place them at the campsites to be on a "keep full schedule".

I spent a winter in one park that was in the middle of a city and even then was able to have a tank placed and filled as needed. Being in the midst of a heavily populated area even.
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