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Old 11-23-2022, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hello Newmar owners. Each winter we head south somewhere. I need to know if I need to winterize before heading out in the cold. We recently purchased a Ventana 3717. I would like feed back regarding the need to winterize. I store in a heated garage. I understand that the water bay is heated when the temp hits 40 degrees. We have Oasis . Does this fact still have a need to winterize the coach ? We had a Canyon Star and had to winterize every year. I would blow out the lines and it worked great.
If the heat in the bay will protect against freezing, what about the frig, washer and hot water outlet near the generator? Any insight would be most helpful.
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No need to winterize in heated garage unless heat fails.
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Old 11-23-2022, 07:28 PM   #3
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Hello Newmar owners. Each winter we head south somewhere. I need to know if I need to winterize before heading out in the cold. We recently purchased a Ventana 3717. I would like feed back regarding the need to winterize. I store in a heated garage. I understand that the water bay is heated when the temp hits 40 degrees. We have Oasis . Does this fact still have a need to winterize the coach ? We had a Canyon Star and had to winterize every year. I would blow out the lines and it worked great.
If the heat in the bay will protect against freezing, what about the frig, washer and hot water outlet near the generator? Any insight would be most helpful.
I reckon itís going to depend on how long youíll be in the cold and how cold the cold is going to be.

People drive their RVís all the time in cold temps and those folk will probably chime in. I think youíll be ok but it depends on how cold cold is. Have a safe trip south.
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Old 11-24-2022, 07:12 AM   #4
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Well, why not spend the 5 or 10 minutes and blow out the lines ? That way, if you are on the road and something happens that results in a delay exposed to sub freezing weather, you are covered.
A few years ago, I was heading to Australia for several weeks during Dec/Jan. even though we are in central Florida, I winterized before I left because you never know what the weather may be .
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No need to winterize the coach as long as you keep the coach heat on while in weather below 35 degrees. Every year I leave for Florida after Xmas & drive in freezing temps. I set my furnace @ 60 degrees in the coach & it keeps the basement around 50 degrees while driving. I use the dash heater to keep the pilot & Co-pilot comfortable.

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Agree with all the post. But if you want peace of mind, drain the water and blow out all the lines. Then you wonít worry as much if it gets really cold outside.
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Agree with Capt Bill. Keep in mind the idea of blowing out the lines only works until you overnight in route and use your plumbing.
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I have never winterized our DP because the bays are heated, as long as you are running the oasis furnace. My wife and I winter camp, often with lows below 0-F, without any issues. Newmars are one of the best insulated RV on the market and unless you're planning on spending a week or two in sub-0 temps you'll be fine on the drive south.
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