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Old 10-15-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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Time to winterize?

Nice 75 degree afternoon in North GA, so I got all my rv/marine antifreeze and pump kit out and winterized the MH today. Everything went fine no problems. Going to be 34 degrees Tuesday morning here. Didn't get in a panic this time with the weather change. Dave
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:52 AM   #2
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I am in Minnesota, been down to mid 20 degs here a couple nights. I have not winterized yet and won't as long as it gets above freezing during the day. Maybe by Thanksgiving is my usual goal date.
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No below freezing nights projected for the next 15 days here in Maryland near DC. Weekend trip scheduled for end of month then I'll winterize since nothing else planned until after Feb... then we'll hopefully be heading to Florida for a month....I'll have retired on the last day of February!
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:06 AM   #4
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No below freezing nights projected for the next 15 days here in Maryland near DC. Weekend trip scheduled for end of month then I'll winterize since nothing else planned until after Feb... then we'll hopefully be heading to Florida for a month....I'll have retired on the last day of February!
Congratulations!!! Nothing like RVing after retirement. We love it and soon you can also. go where you want to when you want to.
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Old 10-18-2017, 04:30 AM   #5
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Dave-Oh - I'll 2nd that on retirement - and heading to Florida in February for a few weeks. Dave
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:08 AM   #6
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About 10 years ago, I discovered that the best way to winterize our coach was to head for AZ in late Oct and not return to WI till the snow was gone. It's worked fine ever since.
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About 10 years ago, I discovered that the best way to winterize our coach was to head for AZ in late Oct and not return to WI till the snow was gone. It's worked fine ever since.
Haaa,,, I like the cut of your jib, sir. (In Ted Knight voice)
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Don't forget to winterize the washer/dryer combo and DON'T FORGET the Residential Fridge ice maker system. I forgot the first winter I had one and the ice maker water valve froze costing me a replacement of almost $70. I now remove the valve to store inside and then add towels and whatever else I have on hand to winterize behind the Fridge access panel. I had to cut away some of the metal panel the covers the ice maker water valve to get easy access.
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Have you come up with a good way to actually drain the ice maker? I've thought about using air but how do you catch the valve open to get air flow?
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Have you come up with a good way to actually drain the ice maker? I've thought about using air but how do you catch the valve open to get air flow?
No I haven't that is why I remove the valve. The water line to the inside of the Fridge drains when I remove the valve. The supply line has a shut off valve and after I get antifreeze in all lines I open it and wait for antifreeze to come out. Everything else for the ice maker is inside the insulated Fridge.
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Dave, I don't consider one nite of 34 to warrant winterizing. I' m seeing 35 here in Auburn, AL. If you are worried:The basement temps can be stabilized with two incandescent drop lights in the basement plumbing bay. FW & G/Bw holding tanks are OK. Will not even begin to freeze as it retains warmth overnight , or, just add a drop light for your peace of mind. It will have to be 2+ days of freezing temps before winterizing time for me.
FWIW: Come January's cold snap, and I'll air- blow my pipes, and do the p-traps (only) with anti-freeze. Done it this way for my Allegro Bay since 2004 and my Winnebago for 8 years prior to that.
Southern mild winters are not on the same scale as Yankee territory.
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62Morgan the 34 degrees is just a warning of what's to come. I'm only a few miles from North Carolina. My local rv tech comes back from Florida every March to repair rv's left up here that are leaking, because someone didn't winterize. We still have freezing temps till April. Dave
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Misread my advice!

Just advice not to panic over sudden cold snap. One can always be over cautious. YMMV as usual. But I Still have sixty days till winterizing needed. Daytime low temps certainly need protection; your local temp. Will vary. Drop lights will do the trick in the interim until it really gets near freezing.
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Why take any chances? Winterize it's gonna get cold.
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