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Old 10-25-2015, 10:17 PM   #15
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I had an all gas rig - bought a HotRod electric heater for it - works great but the side effect is that you no longer have a PLUG to remove as that is where the heating element goes in. :(

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You can, and I do, remove the hot rod to drain the water heater,
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:07 AM   #16
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I had an all gas rig - bought a HotRod electric heater for it - works great but the side effect is that you no longer have a PLUG to remove as that is where the heating element goes in. :(

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I also have the HotRod add-on... however I remove it annually to drain and flush out my Suberban WH.
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:29 PM   #17
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Small world it is.

I'm in Port Arthur, the three of us and our spouses ought to get together sometime and do lunch in Beaumont at maybe the Cracker Barrel.


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Old 10-27-2015, 02:44 PM   #18
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I am actually in Dayton, so you are only about 20 miles east of me, neighbor!
About three weeks ago we were going to visit the wife's sister and we ate lunch at the Mexican restaurant on 1960 about 1-11/2 west of FM 321.

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scottanddanna, we live about 500 miles Northwest of you close to the Midland/Odessa area. In about 20 years of owning 4 fifth wheels and our current rig I have never winterized any of them and have never had a problem. Even last winter when it we actually had a winter.

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About three weeks ago we were going to visit the wife's sister and we ate lunch at the Mexican restaurant on 1960 about 1-11/2 west of FM 321.

Have a blessed day.
Not a very good restaurant. Don Boni in Liberty, about 1-1/2 mile north of 1960 on main street is WAY better. Best in the area.

But that one in Dayton will do in a pinch, and if you are towing and don't want to get too far off the beaten path.
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scottanddanna, we live about 500 miles Northwest of you close to the Midland/Odessa area. In about 20 years of owning 4 fifth wheels and our current rig I have never winterized any of them and have never had a problem. Even last winter when it we actually had a winter.

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Good to know. And your winters are WAY harsher than what we get down here.

So it sounds like turning the heater to low 60s should be more than enough!
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Assuming enclosed heated (by the furnace) tanks. and open cabinets and drawers which have water lines behind them you can go to 20 safely so wintereize at least 5-10 degrees above that.

If you are want to add additional heat to the wet bays that can easily take it down another 5-10 degrees.
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OK, no longer worried.

Thanks for the feedback.

In fact, I am now wondering if I "over"-winterize my boat each year?!?!?

It still works every spring so no harm done. Only takes 20 minutes at each end of the season.

All I do there is drain the exhaust manifolds, block (2), and let water out of the impeller housing from both in- and out- pipes. Then hook them all back up in spring.
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I'm in Port Arthur, the three of us and our spouses ought to get together sometime and do lunch in Beaumont at maybe the Cracker Barrel.

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No doubt- we should try.
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We live in Houston also, I did not winterize the last 2 years. I keep a small electric heater in the bottom. Like you, I keep it plugged in. And ours stays outside, no cover.
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