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Old 11-28-2020, 09:09 AM   #1
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Winterizing input requested

We have our 25RDS parked out by our lake property in the Texas hill country. It's supposed to get to the mid 20's overnight for a night or 2 next week. Should we drain it or do you think that leaving it plugged into shore power with the water heater and tank heater on is safe? Should we also run the furnace? I normally have it drained and stored but we've been using it as our second home away from home.

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Old 11-28-2020, 10:26 AM   #2
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to be safe I would winterize. If your going to use it all winter, then maybe try keeping the furnace on.Remember PROPANE.!
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I have small 200W AC heaters in the tank bay and water supply bay, but I leave the heat set on 50 degrees all winter, just in case!
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We have our 25RDS parked out by our lake property in the Texas hill country. It's supposed to get to the mid 20's overnight for a night or 2 next week. Should we drain it or do you think that leaving it plugged into shore power with the water heater and tank heater on is safe? Should we also run the furnace? I normally have it drained and stored but we've been using it as our second home away from home.

Thanks for any input!
Have they given a hour by hour forecast yet? I have not seen it yet on KENS5. We are at Medina Lakes (Thousand Trails) right now. If it does we may have to unhook water for the night. Be safe and drain it using the low points and drain the water heater. Also empty your tanks. But keep in mind any liquids inside may freeze if it gets cold & stays cold for a long period of time.
If you were going to be in it, I would say run your furnace, unhook your water hose.
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Perhaps you should invest for an air compressor fitting and buy a small air compressor. Open your spigots and blow out the air. Drain your water heater if you are not in the camper and disconnect your water hose; only one night is supposed to be in the 20s. Of course dump your black and gray tanks and it doesn't hurt to put a little anti freeze in your pee traps. If you have a heater running in the cabin, you can probably not add the anti-freeze; just open your cabinet doors.
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Thanks for all the input!
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Cold weather reviews

I found this set of reviews. A couple of people report their experiences with cold weather.
https://www.rvinsider.com/Outdoors-R...=Outdoors%20RV
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Your ORV is built for much colder than that, heat set at minimum is all you need to do.
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Your ORV is built for much colder than that, heat set at minimum is all you need to do.
Just store water hose and operate from fresh water tank.
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