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Old 09-23-2021, 11:27 AM   #1
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Winterizing question

I'm a newbie and just bought a 2002 Rexhall Vision. I've arranged for heated storage for the winter. The person I spoke to at the facility said that I wouldn't need to winterize because the facility is heated. I wanted to check with all you pros out there...is this true?
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He’s right……if he can guarantee the power won’t go out for a prolonged period during extreme cold temperatures.
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I'm a newbie and just bought a 2002 Rexhall Vision. I've arranged for heated storage for the winter. The person I spoke to at the facility said that I wouldn't need to winterize because the facility is heated. I wanted to check with all you pros out there...is this true?
What you going to do if the electric goes out for extend period of time? Will you be able to run out there and winterize in time? For 2-3 gallons and 30 minutes of time I do not think it is worth the risk of having issues in the spring.
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Is an hour of your time and the cost of a few gallons of R V antifreeze worth more than the time and cost involved if for some reason the heat was off for an extended period? How often does the person in charge actually check the facility? If they went on a vacation during the winter holidays will someone else be looking in on the facility?
I bought a T T years ago which had frozen up throughput the winter. I knew this before I bought it and I got a good price on it. Part way through the project I began to regret my decision to buy the trailer in the first place. I did get it done, sold it and made a profit I was happy with but I swore off ever buying a previously frozen up camper of any kind again.
Water lines, water heater, P-traps, faucets, valves etc. Replacing the drain in the shower was a real bear. Not cheap either. Ugh!
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I agree with other responders! Better safe than sorry!
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Thanks everyone. We will winterize!!
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Thanks everyone. We will winterize!!
IMO that's a good decision. You will feel better all the time your RV is in storage.
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If its in heated storage whats the power have to do with it ? Do you winterize your house in case the power goes out ?
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If its in heated storage whats the power have to do with it ? Do you winterize your house in case the power goes out ?
Most heating systems require power to run unless you are using a wood stove. If the power goes out at my house my stand by generator automatically starts and powers the house back up.
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