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Old 11-27-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
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Must I Winterize in Las Vegas?

Going to leave the Moho longterm in Vegas. I've not winterized in Tucson even though it does get cold. I have looked at the charts and the temps look pretty close to the same.
Anyone have experience in Vegas?

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Old 11-28-2014, 07:29 AM   #2
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ANSWER... YES... the area still can have a freeze over...though it is less likely than other parts of the US.

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Old 11-28-2014, 01:28 PM   #3
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Yes. We do get some freezing weather.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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Do a drain, you'll be good.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:43 PM   #5
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I live about 200 miles as the crow flies due west of Vegas at about the same latitude and elevation. I usually drain the lines and blow them out with air, run the pump to make sure nothing much is left in them, but I don't do the antifreeze thing.

During the coldest part of the year air temps will hit about 20 deg overnight, but if you leave the blinds up and the curtains back there is usually enough heat during the day to warm up the mass of the coach and keep significant ice from forming.

Yuma's about 5-10 deg hotter if you just go by altitude, but Vegas is a significant heat island.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:19 AM   #6
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Winter of 2012-13 my pool froze over. Not once, not twice but three nights in a row. And not just a little bit here and there, either... 3/8" - 1/2" thick ice over the entire surface of the pool. Not enough to skate on (don't ask me how I know) but enough to make you wonder about all those skinny little hoses all over a rig.

If you were here and taking it out regularly all through the winter, I'd say you might be able to get away with some moderate precautions (basement warmers, potable antifreeze, etc.) and diligently paying attention to the weather. But since you're leaving it long term, I'd definitely winterize it. Pretty cheap peace of mind.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:16 AM   #7
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Most winters you might play the odds in vegas but the way this winter is going YES WINTERIZE, I have seen photos of snow on the ground in Las Vegas and had dinner last night with the photographer who took them (Darling Daughter) this was a few years back and this winter promises to be colder. Had snow (for a short time) when I was there.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:51 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. I'll drain everything and try to winterize the clothes washer. The traps should evaporate quickly.
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:01 PM   #9
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I've had two motorhomes and a trailer here in the Vegas area for 40 years now and NEVER drained anything during these years.
It may get down to 25 degrees or so during 2-3 days a year and it heats back up to 50-60 during the day.

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Old 11-30-2014, 04:34 PM   #10
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In my opinion you should fully winterize or not at all. If you simply drain your system without blowing out or pink stuff you will have a false sense of security.

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