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Old 03-04-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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Re-winterize?

Ave to cut my Florida stay short and head back north...uggghhh. Highs in mid 40's and 50's but lows drop to the high 20's overnight.
Won't be in the coach when back in the indianapolis area? I don't believe I have a concern unless we stay in the 20' for extended periods.
Would anyone disagree?
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Sorry to hear you have to come back to the fun. I think you'll be okay from now on, but like you said if it holds below the 30s for a couple of days you could bust something. I have to sit on the fence with this one, but probably lean more towards caution because the price of a couple of gallons of pink stuff is a lot cheaper than having to repair a pipe.
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I agree with above. Pay me now or pay me later ( an old Fram oil filter comm'l ).
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:37 PM   #4
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Been there, done that, wore the t-shirt. With the unpredictable weather this winter, 20 degrees could be a high. One night below freezing cost me a water line repair at a dealer. Believe me, 2 gal. of anti-freeze and some of your time is a lot cheaper.
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I would just blow the lines out with some air and call it good.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:44 PM   #6
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We just did that. Florida to New Orleans To Texas and no decent weather so came home to Iowa. Do the winterization again! That is better than fixing burst pipes in places you cannot find. What is 4 gallons of red stuff and 20 minutes worth compared to broken pipes.
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It's March and last night we hit -4. While it's moderating a little, nothing says the polar vortex can't make a run on us one more time... That's the kind of cold that will do unprotected systems damage. My opinion is if you have a tee before your water pump, spend the $10 and semi-winterize. I don't think you'll have to completely empty the HWH or FW tank, but definitely get the water lines, faucets, shower, and toilets done. Just my opinion...
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Pink it is! Thanks guys.. What a brutal winter this year..
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Rkh we just did the same routine. Returned from Key West two weeks ago and I winterized our coach because of this unpredictable weather, even though our RV garage stays about 5* warmer than outside temp. My rule of thumb is; if highs reach 50 and lows stay above 27, I do not worry about freezing waterlines in the RV. Residual daytime heat keeps things from freezing. This was before I built the RV garage.
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First part of March and in Indiana and thinking about NOT winterizing??? I hope you have a heated garage or are the luckiest RV owner around. Full winterization be the only option. Sorry you had to come back early.

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First part of March and in Indiana and thinking about NOT winterizing??? I hope you have a heated garage or are the luckiest RV owner around. Full winterization be the only option. Sorry you had to come back early. Russell
If I had a heated garage, I wouldn't have opened the thread. Plus wouldn't have had to read your irritating response.
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If I had a heated garage, I wouldn't have opened the thread. Plus wouldn't have had to read your irritating response.
Hey. Sorry if you thought it irritating. For sure not think was that way. But if you don't want to winterize it that is fine by me. Sorry again

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