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caldwell 12-08-2011 09:41 AM

Question about winterizing
Hi.newbie here. I live in Houston Texas, and we just had 2 days with weather
at about 28. When do we need to be concerned about winterizing our MH.
We plan to stay active with our motor home during the winter months. However during Christmas it will be in storage. Thanks for all advise.:cool:

jzick 12-08-2011 09:53 AM

We winter outside of Orlando and the motorhome is in storage mostly for about four months. Storage area is covered, with no walls or power. We get some occasional cold snaps where night temperatures will be in mid twenties. Each time it happens, I make a decision not to winterize. In five years that there have been no problems with frozen water lines. A couple of my "storage neighbors" harangue me every year that I "have to" winterize. Maybe they are right and I am just lucky but, to me, a night or two of twenties for a few hours is not going to matter much. Maybe different in Houston but near Orlando rv anti freeze is hard to find. I know some who buy up north just to have if they need it.

John H... 12-08-2011 09:54 AM

One night at that temp. might be OK, but prolonged, something will freeze. For short term storage, put some anti-freeze in the traps and blow out your water lines. Will you have some heat inside? If you have power available at storage, possibly run a small electric heater to keep above freezing inside.

John H... 12-08-2011 09:56 AM

If your only putting anti-freeze in the traps, you can use windshield washer fluid, but don't contaminate your fresh water with it.

MaverickBBD 12-08-2011 10:57 AM

If 28 is just the overnight low you shouldn't be concerned. Sustain temperatures in the low to mid twenties and I would seriously consider winterizing. Even at 25 it will take more then a dip to cause major problems.

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