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Old 10-31-2019, 12:18 PM   #1
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When to winterize

Itís supposed to drop to 32 where we live, just for the night. Iím going to use the rv in a few days. Do you think one night at 32 will freeze anything? All water stuff is either enclosed in under belly or storage bays.
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I never worry until temperatures get into the high twenties and then only if it is windy

The temperatures have to stay well below freezing for several hours to actually damage anything

An easy to mitigate issues is to open the low point drains and leave all the faucets open to make it harder to create pressure

If you have a hydronic heater or instantaneous water heater those are the two things to be very vigilant regarding freezing potential
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We keep our coach in enclosed storage until after Christmas , then go south to the RGV for the winter. I usually donít winterize it. I have 15 amp 110v in my storage unit. I but electric light bulbs in those aluminum reflector housing, in; washer, both sides of water bay, under the kitchen sink. I use an extension cord turned on automatically at 35í with a heat tape controller. It might drop down in the 20s at night weíre we live. Iíve never seen the temp in the coach under 42 on those cold nights.
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you will be fine one night not an issue.
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you will be fine one night not an issue.
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Just for example, it dropped to 31-32 here this morning with ours in storage. I had temperature monitors in my wet bay, the exterior fridge compartment and inside the coach. The lowest temperature was 41 inside the wet bay. The rest were 42-44. The thermal mass of the coach will hold its temperature as long as it warms up some in the daytime.
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Thanks! This puts my mind at ease.
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I never worry about it if is going to warm up the following day. If it is going to stay below freezing for a few days then I blow out the lines. Right now it is 15 at night and 50 during the days...
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The bad news is we had 5" of snow here in the Denver area on Sunday then 6" more on Tuesday. Highs in upper 20s and lows pushing 0. If you didn't winterize here already, its too late.

The good news is the ski resorts are all opening 2-3 weeks early due to the great snow!
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