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Old 09-18-2017, 07:29 AM   #1
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Preparing For Winter - how will you prepare your RV???


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For me it's not much a problem or a thing I have to worry about to much, since I live in the desert southwest. But for most of you winter is coming. The weatherman is predicting an especially early winter this year. We are already starting to see temperatures much lower than average for this time of year. Places like Montana and Wyoming have already started to see heavy snow. So with that fact in mind. What will you do to prepare for the long cold hard winter ahead. I'm especially interested in hearing how you will prepare your RV for the winter. Both people who will be living in their RV's during the cooler months and those who will simply park it for the winter. And don't be shy. Feel free to be creative in your ideas. So feel free to post your feedback here. Your advice might just help less experienced RViers who have never been through this before. Thanks
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Not a big deal. I just circulate antifreeze in the plumbing system and put the batteries on a battery tender.
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I have a complete winter preparation list and then I take the coach to an indoor storage facility. It's great because they also let me do minor work on it over the winter. This year, rewire the fluorescent lights and install M4 LED's.
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Well, I'd start by, filling it up with fuel, changing the oil since it's got 6,400 miles on the oil that was changed just two months ago, fill it with water, clothes, supplies and, head out. Oh, forgot to say, we live in Lake Havasu City AZ, not a lot of snow and freezing temps around here. Sorry.
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Well, I will make sure the propane tank is full, and have some RV antifreeze on hand in case of a colder than average winter. Where I live in Louisiana it rarely stays below freezing for more than 12 hours, though there are rare exceptions, every few years it will get down to the upper teens, or stay below freezing for over 48 hours. Though only once in living memory has it been cold enough, long enough for open bodies of water to freeze over (winter of 1985), though I recall in my younger days hearing from those that saw it also happen in the early 1900's. For the average freezes my coach should be fine simply being kept enclosed in a metal building, sheltered from the wind, but if things look bad, I will also add layered defenses, leave the coach propane heater turned on with the thermostat set in the 50's, ...
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I used to flush the tanks, blow out the water lines, pour antifreeze down drains and place some rodent control devices around.

Now I pull in the slides, retract the jacks, unhook water/electric/sewer lines and move to anywhere I do not need to use a heated water hose!
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I'll do my usual pre trip prep and head south
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Well, I'd start by, filling it up with fuel, changing the oil since it's got 6,400 miles on the oil that was changed just two months ago, fill it with water, clothes, supplies and, head out. Oh, forgot to say, we live in Lake Havasu City AZ, not a lot of snow and freezing temps around here. Sorry.

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Easy Peasy - park it in my shop and wait for spring or when ever I want to take it out. Sure saves on parking it outside like I have had to do with all my other RV's! Also get a break on my insurance rate by storing it inside when not in use.
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Arrived Yuma AZ. Yesterday.


I can't handle 101F! That for tomorrow there. We get to all places as the weather changes, and follow the 60s to low 80s all year. Yep, fulltime!
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Not a big deal. I just circulate antifreeze in the plumbing system and put the batteries on a battery tender.


Same here!
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