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Old 12-06-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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De-winterize and then re-winterize

I know will definitely brand me legitimately a Newbie... I am planning a short 1 night trip to NYC this coming weekend. I am based in PA and my unit is completely winterized by the dealer prior to me taking delivery on the 15th of Nov.... Should I or Could I use the system and then winterize again. What are the risks, up sides, or downsides to doing so other than the expense?

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Old 12-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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You'll have to flush the anti-freeze from the system before you use it, but you can definitely use it.
The real question is: How hard is your rig to winterize again? Is it worth all the trouble for 1 night?
If it where a real big pain, I might get a motel room or just 'rough it' without using the water system.
Personally, I can do mine in about 10 minutes with less than a gallon of anti-freeze so it's kind of a no-brainer for me.

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Old 12-06-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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Go for it..
I do it all the time during the winter. It takes 15 minutes to winterize by blowing out the water. I then dump 1 gal of rv antifreeze into all the drains.
Not much of a choice for me as to weather or not to use the mh for a weekend during the winter. Someday I'll have more than just weekends.

In fact, we just decided to take a trip to florida during Christmas week to visit with my mom. I have 3 other family members joining us. This will be the first time I drive 1200 miles straight thru each way.

I too am still a newbie but try to get out and use the coach as much as possible.

Good luck and have a great time in NY.

btw... we in the scranton/wilkes-barre area.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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For the "one night" trip, I'd do as Phobos recommended; drive the car, get a motel room. Where would you park the MH in NYC anyway?
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