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Old 10-22-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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Winterizing when it is 75 degrees out?

I got back yesterday from a week long vacation. The first half in Charleston, SC and the last half in Savannah, GA. It was a great trip, but now it is time to shift gears to deer season and the holidays. So today, while it is 75 degrees out, I winterized the RV. Went back through my checklist and my own YouTube video on it to make sure I didn't forget anything. But I was blessed with a safe and successful season so I am happy about that.
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:44 PM   #2
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Not ready yet to call it a season. We just got back from Burlington VT,closed Apple Island CG last Friday on Lake Champlain,end of the week in the 70's. At home for the Pat's win yesterday it was in the high 70's and I'm still wearing shorts.Thinking about Scusset SP on the Cape Cod canal and a couple of VT and NH 4season CGs if the weather holds. Yahoo for GOLBAL WARMING
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:06 PM   #4
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Don't think I need to winterize just yet.
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:11 PM   #5
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Winterized mine today using the compressed air method. Followed the owner's manual directions and it took about an hour. Hated to do it during this warm weather but don't want to get caught off guard with this central Texas weather.
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:54 PM   #6
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Our TT is completely winterized, all that's left to do is cover it.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:17 PM   #7
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Don't think I need to winterize just yet.
What weather app is this screenshot from? Would like to check it out...
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:20 PM   #8
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Don't think I need to winterize just yet.


Perfect camping weather!
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:37 PM   #9
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Just did ours tonight. Expecting lows in the 20's this weekend. Next 4 weekends are booked up with 2 weddings and 2 birthday parties. We were pretty much done for the season.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:55 AM   #10
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:02 PM   #11
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With only 7K miles on the new 2400 MBSW, I'm not ready to say uncle just yet. I'll wait to hear of an overnight freeze here in Tennessee, before throwing in the towel.


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Old 10-24-2017, 05:27 PM   #12
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Leaving the coast for a week in the NC mountains in a few days. From there a week in Nashville and then a stop over in the mountains again on the way home. Will be home for the holidays as the kids and grandsons will be down from the frozen north. No need to winterize for December and off to Florida January through mid-March. Will make spring travel plans soon. When school lets out for the summer I'll 'summerize' and put the 5er up until September. Every place is too crowded with y'all on the road.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:47 PM   #13
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Better to do it when itís 70 than when itís 20 !!!
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:46 PM   #14
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Better to do it when itís 70 than when itís 20 !!!
If it's 70, I'm thinking camping, not winterizing. Make the off-season as short as possible.
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:53 PM   #15
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Better to do it when itís 70 than when itís 20 !!!
Best to be in the south where you don't need to do it at all . 🍻
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:55 PM   #16
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I'm in Canada and I winterized my motor home a couple of weeks ago, after a frost warning.
I dry camp at the ranges I go to to compete, so I use bottled water and, if I have to use the toilet, flush with anti-freeze.
Anti-freeze is cheap.
Replacing pipes and couplings is expensive.
Ask me how I know.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:30 AM   #17
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Still procrastinating here as long as possible. I just recalled what happened last year about this time. I had already winterized, living in the Ca. mtns. when I left my rv at a "flatlands" So. Ca. bodyshop. They put water in my freshwater tank and didn't tell me. Surprisingly,the owner had no knowledge of winterization. Driving back home at night after pick up of the rv, I happened to look at the moniter panel and realized that they added water without telling me. I knew that it was going to drop down to about 20 degrees by the time I got home. So, I had to stop and drain my freshwater tank in the Mojave desert that night and rewinterize. Not fun!
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:59 AM   #18
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Starting to get pretty chilly here in Michigan, will start winterizing Monday when we leave for Florida.
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Each year I face the likelihood of winterizing multiple times each winter. Fortunately our winters here in North Texas aren't always brutal.

But, we use our fifth wheel each month of the year - we're in it at least 8 nights each month, year-round - so many times that means getting home when it's 30 degrees and having to hurriedly winterize after parking it.

Then, two and a half or three weeks later getting it ready for 8 days on the road.

It can be a hassle, but - it's just a small price to pay for the privilege and fun of RVing.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:06 AM   #20
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Not ready yet to call it a season. We just got back from Burlington VT,closed Apple Island CG last Friday on Lake Champlain,end of the week in the 70's. At home for the Pat's win yesterday it was in the high 70's and I'm still wearing shorts.Thinking about Scusset SP on the Cape Cod canal and a couple of VT and NH 4season CGs if the weather holds. Yahoo for GOLBAL WARMING
I'm departing from the Champlain Valley on the second of November headed for Virginia. Not sure where I'll be staying, since many campgrounds in New York and Pennsylvania have closed for the season.
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