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Old 02-26-2018, 12:15 PM   #1
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Just dewinterized

My service appointment was today, so I de-winterized yesterday because one of the issues they need to fix is a leaky faucet. I live in N.E. Texas, and according to the 10 day forecast, it is not supposed to get below freezing. However, I guess there is a small chance the temperature could get in the low 30's during March. I plan on keeping an eye on the forecast, but I really don't want to have to re-winterize again. If I do notice that the temperature is expected to get a degree or 2 below freezing on a particular morning, can I just run the heater on the low setting, and keep my water heater going? I am assuming this would work since I see people living in their RV's at the different parks around my house.
If by some chance there is a super cold front that comes through that will drop the temperature down into the 20's, or keep it below freezing for more than a few hours, I will go ahead and blow out the lines again. But, for example if the temperature is supposed to get to 30 one morning, and then be back up above freezing by the time the sun comes up, I would like to avoid the process.
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:11 PM   #2
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We live in the land of temperature swings and a dip into the low 30's would not bother me. A dip into the high-20's doesn't bother me either.

Mid 20's and I'll run the heaters.
I also have a small portable heater that I put in the "basement" and right by the plumbing.

I try not to winterize until the last minute because we can have a 65* day followed by 25* then back to 70*.
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:57 PM   #3
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I think it really depends on your RV. Like my 5er is enclosed underbelly with heat down there. So it can be very cold and if it is de-winterized I can just run the heat. If you don't have a heated underbelly than running the heat doesn't help that much for the under plumbing. It will stop a cracked pipe in the wall but not under it.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:19 PM   #4
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I have a 2017 29.5BHDS with the enclosed and heated underbelly.
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