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Old 11-24-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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What is a safe temperature range for not needing to winterize your RV or is it recommended to always winterize?


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Old 11-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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Depends on if you store it outside or indoor. I'm indoors so I can withstand a few drops below 32. Winterizing is easy & inexpensive so why risk a freeze and broken pipes. Some of those pipes are very hard to get to if cracked. When in doubt winterize you won't regret it.

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Old 11-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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I have always played it safe with the 32 freezing temperature, the trade off of waiting and getting a burst line from freezing would not be something I would not wanna pay for....
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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I have inside storage with very reliable power. When winterizing, I put antifreeze in the P traps and put trouble lights with 60 watt bulbs in the washer/dryer, behind the water pump, next to the ice maker, etc.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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I use this as a guide for OUR circumstances. If daytime highs reach the 50's, and nighttime low does not drop below 28, I am comfortable knowing the RV water lines will not freeze. Residual heat from daytime carries over through the morning low temperature.
I haven't looked up historical lows in AL, so cannot recommend my method for your use.
As others said, RV antifreeze is cheap, replacing burst water lines is not cheap or easy.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #6
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If you winterize your rig yourself, you are looking at less than $10. It is just not worth the chance.....WINTERIZE....
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #7
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I have put thermometers in the basement of my Pace arrow and find that there is 6 to 8 degree difference in OST and the temp in my basement. Of course it varies depending on wind/direction and sustained lows. I, like someone above mentioned, 32 dgrees doesn't scare me for a day or two, much colder, for much longer it just makes sense to do it. Often I winterise, use the coach and redo it several times a winter, it isn't that difficult, time consuming, or expensive. In fact it can be done with 2 to 2.5 gallons of anti freeze in less than an hour if you are efficent. Some even recycle the antifreeze?

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