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Old 11-16-2013, 02:05 AM   #1
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Winterize in Southern California

Moving my coach to Chatsworth California. 30 miles north of LA.
It's going into indoor storage I believe on a 15 amp circuit.
I see the record lows are 18f but average lows are way above freezing
Should I winterize the coach or would that be overkill??
It will be parked from Dec 5 till March 26th.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:55 AM   #2
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How far away will you be in the event of a hard freeze warning. You may be able to get by and then again the way this year looks you may not. If you cannot get it winterized in a hurry then I would not take the chance; but do so.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:57 AM   #3
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How far away will you be in the event of a hard freeze warning. You may be able to get by and then again the way this year looks you may not. If you cannot get it winterized in a hurry then I would not take the chance; but do so.
I'll be in Brisbane Australia so I guess I better winterise before I leave California
I've never winterized in Dallas
Will it get into the 20's indoors for long enough to cause a problem??
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I live in Colorado and don't worry until it gets to about 26 degrees and longer than say 6 hrs.
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I live about 15 miles north of Chatsworth and have not winterized in 7 years. It may get below freezing for a few hours where mine is stored, but it warms up during the day. Mine is stored outdoors if that matters. I can't think of anyone I know around me that does winterize.
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I live near there and don't winterize my coach either. Mine is kept outside. Found out yesterday what indoor storage costs near Los Angeles. $10 a foot. It would cost me $420 a month. Ouch.
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winterizing

I live about 5 miles from that storage place and in 40 years of owning motorhomes I have never winterized. In all that time I only had a eigth inch of ice on my pool once and by 10 in the morning it was once again gone.
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Thank you all for your input
The "don't winterize" have my vote.
Yes indoor storage is expensive but I wouldn't feel at all happy leaving the coach outside.
It's my last coach, probably, so keeping it from the elements is important to me.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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Well I'm back in Brisbane.
Left the coach and towed at Rabsio Storage in Norwalk Ca.
Met the chap from Cal-western Rv who will pick up the coach and do repairs - he's even going to do the first service on the Subaru.
Had an interesting trip from Fort Worth just after the storm went thru. I'd never seen freezing rain before - the after effects- quite amazing.
Had the drain plug on the aquahot fail and the brake buddy fail so there is some work to be done
Be back in the states late March for some skiing and Napa.
Going skiing in Japan for Xmas.
Thanks for every bodies help with both the storage facility and winterizing
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