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Old 01-07-2017, 08:10 AM   #1
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How do you Winterize my 34 ft Tiffin Allegro Bay

Sitting here in North Carolina, sleet and some snow. The temp my go to near zero, how do I protect my motorhome. This is unusual weather for us.
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In the 20's yesterday, today, and tomorrow here in Texas; have the coach in the driveway plugged in to keep batteries up, slides in, water heater on, furnace on set for 55, all the cabinet doors with piping inside open. Coach staying about 53, basement at 49.
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Sitting here in North Carolina, sleet and some snow. The temp my go to near zero, how do I protect my motorhome. This is unusual weather for us.
If you are staying in the motor home, then all you need to do is use the propane furnace to keep warm and it will heat the wet bay. Disconnect the exterior water connection and sewer to keep them from freezing.

If it is in storage, then refer to your owner's manual for detailed directions for winterizing. It basically means draining the holding tanks, blowing out the water lines and pumping RV anti freeze through the lines. Be sure to drain the hot water heater and put the system on hot water bypass so you don't fill the HW heater with pink anti freeze. IF you have an ice maker and clothes washer those require special handling and again refer to your manual.

BTW, it's 14 degrees here this morning, so I feel your pain. Like j smith I have ours in storage running the furnaces. We are leaving in a couple of weeks and didn't want to winterize for just three days of cold.
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Shot, if heating is not an option you can go to YouTube and search for "Winterizing" and find tons of information.
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Sitting here in North Carolina, sleet and some snow. The temp my go to near zero, how do I protect my motorhome. This is unusual weather for us.
Couple miles from you. We always get at least one week of subfreezing temperatures and an ice storm, so I don't view this as unusual.

Little on the late side, where is the coach? At your house where you have access to electricity, or in storage somewhere sitting? Are you living in it during the winter?

Start first by ensuring your propane rear furnace is on, as it should help heat the wetbay. Have the thermostat set on the front furnace lower than the rear, so the rear is the one doing the majority of the work and keeping the wetbay warm. Disconnect outside water/sewer hoses. Make sure you have a way to keep the batteries up (plugged into power or regular generator charging), as the furnaces need 12v to run. Pull the slides in to minimize interior heating volume, and keep this ice from building up on your slideout awnings.

Winterizing will depend upon whether you are living in it, or storing it.
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