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Old 10-22-2015, 02:28 PM   #11
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I've had a dozen or so RV's over the last 20 years and I have never winterized any of them. You can get away without winterizing if you make sure you have heat distributed where it needs to be. I live in middle Tennessee so winter is not too bad. I guess if I lived in Michigan I might have to rethink my winter strategy.
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:33 PM   #12
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Remember, haste makes waste.

Do the job right, so you won't have to do it again.
No, it really is a 15 minute job. 20 if you stop a few times to take a swig of your beer.

Regarding line freeze, the lines inside the trailer will not completely freeze at 32 because it's the outside air that's 32. As you said, if it's long enough. In the OP's situation daytime temps are likely to be well over freezing during the day, and night isn't going to be 32 long enough to cause a complete line freeze. That said, there will be enough ambient heat inside to keep it at or just above 32 longer than the outside temps. Just warm enough to make the water inside the lines "slushy". Slushy because not all the water molecules have crystallized.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:24 PM   #13
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We've had several winters the last few years here in north Georgia where we've been in the teens and I'm sure it would freeze them solid. Had a solid week in 2011 where it didn't get above freezing for 8 days. Seems to be more weather extremes lately.

Also, why would one want to spend $100 on electricity in the winter to keep heat in the unit vs $10 to go on and put the antifreeze in it? Unless you are going to use it a couple times a month through the winter, it just doesn't make sense worrying about it.
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We've had several winters the last few years here in north Georgia where we've been in the teens and I'm sure it would freeze them solid. Had a solid week in 2011 where it didn't get above freezing for 8 days. Snip . . .

I went to college in north Georgia and I would winterize my trailer too
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:26 PM   #15
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Just blow your lines out. No water, no freezing. Then no antifreeze to rinse out of your lines if you want to camp still.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:04 PM   #16
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Also, why would one want to spend $100 on electricity in the winter to keep heat in the unit vs $10 to go on and put the antifreeze in it? Unless you are going to use it a couple times a month through the winter, it just doesn't make sense worrying about it.
So I don't have to unload everything and I like to keep things warm inside. I don't worry about it and I don't worry about the $100 either. It's just easier for me.
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So I don't have to unload everything and I like to keep things warm inside. I don't worry about it and I don't worry about the $100 either. It's just easier for me.
and I respect that It probably came out in a bad tone, I didn't mean it to.
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I went to college in north Georgia and I would winterize my trailer too
Where at? I am North GA College class of 95.
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Personally, I'd just blow out the lines, and keep two jugs of antifreeze in the garage just in case a major cold snap come a through, or if you might leave for a few weeks.

I know a few people up here that only blow out the lines, and they have no issues.

Also remember, items in the cabinets that might get harmed by freezing.

I do not recall you mentioning what your rig is. Some of the higher end units run the plumbing underneath, so If you choose to heat electric heat might not get to the plumbing. If the pipes run through the unit, leave the cabinet doors open.
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Where at? I am North GA College class of 95.

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