I have some questions about winter use of an RV
I have never owned or slept in an RV, but today, I purchased a 2010 Forest River Flagstaff Classic Super Lite Model 831KRSS.
This unit will stay next to my house with a water supply and 120VAC within a few feet. It will be used by my family and friends who want to come visit for a few days to a couple of weeks; the better to be close, but not too close during the pandemic. Also, for my relatives who are city bound, meaning Seattle, a chance to get out of town.
I want it to be available year round. I live in a very beautiful area not far from Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. We have mild winters. It can sometimes get below freezing for two or three weeks at a stretch. Once in a while it gets below zero F, but rarely for very long.
I have looked at this page https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...er-195723.html
, which is great, but oriented to much colder conditions than I expect to face.
I wonder if the following is too optimistic a plan for those times the trailer will not be in use:
Antifreeze in the black water tank
Drain grey water daily during use
Keep fresh water tanks empty
Remove water hose when not in use.
Drain water from the system when not in use
No skirt, no heat tape.
What has me most concerned is the hot water tank. Iíd love to know if there is an alternative to repeatedly draining the thing. I wonder if having an oil filled space heater set up inside set on the lowest setting would work.
Iím going to leave the trailer plugged in at all times, but I donít know if that will protect from freezing. We do occasionally have short term (one day max) power outages during foul weather. We donít have a generator.
Any suggestions are welcomed.
This seems like a pretty great forum.