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Old 11-13-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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To Winterize or not

Is there any downside to having your Motorhome winterized? We live in Florida and want to travel to the north during the winter and our MH is not winterized. We would want our MH to be able to accommodate below freezing temperatures. What kind of problems would we face if we winterized? What would we need to be aware of to prevent our pipes from freezing?

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Old 11-13-2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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Part would depend on how cold the temps get & if you have a way to heat the tanks & wet bay if you didn't winterize. Motor homes are not the most energy efficient living space although some are slightly better than others.

If you winterize, you won't be able to use the faucets. You'd have to carry fresh water in jugs to use rather than the city water or your fresh water tank. The black tank & grey tank would probably be okay for a couple of days depending again on the temp & how full they are. You could always dump RV antifreeze into them.

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Old 11-13-2014, 05:09 PM   #3
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You don't say what your motorhome is but if it is a class A it probably has heated bays for the water system and waste tanks & plumbing and will not freeze up as long as you keep the furnace on to keep it comfortable inside. If so, you won't need to winterize it.
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