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Old 10-27-2019, 02:27 PM   #1
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Living in RV in winter

What do I need to know about winterizing for cold weather when you live in RV full time, I have a 35 ft windsport class A
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Old 10-27-2019, 02:50 PM   #2
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If I live in Mississippi in the unit full time and it was plugged in I would just monitor the inside temp. On colder nights open cabinet doors at night so warm air circulates behind the cabinet area of the trailer. I would do nothing else. You could get a small compressor and blow unit out in 10 min. If you saw a weekly 30 degree cold snap on the way. Park in Sun not Shade if possible.
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Old 10-27-2019, 02:57 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum!
RVs in the Winter are easy...
Tie a snow shovel to the Grille, and drive South...

Keep going until somebody asks you what that strange this; that's attached to your grille..

THAT's where you stop!
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Old 10-27-2019, 03:35 PM   #4
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Yeah it all depends on where you want to winter: Wintering down south: easy peasy, wintering up north (think high temps below freezing for an extended period of time) a bit more challenging.

Check the almanac for where you want to winter to get a good idea of what you'll face. Since your profile says Mississippi I would expect wintering there wouldn't be much of an issue.
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Old 10-27-2019, 03:46 PM   #5
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Be aware of your power needs.
(especially your propane usage! )
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Old 10-27-2019, 08:19 PM   #6
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Be aware of your power needs.
(especially your propane usage! )
YEP
We spent a couple nights in Vicksburg, low 20's one night, used all our propane and 1 electric heater wasn't enough

You'll probably need

Some way to keep your fresh water hose from freezing.
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-TASTEPu...%2C365&sr=8-10
2 electric heaters
Extend a stay propane adapter like this.
https://www.amazon.com/Marshall-Exce...s%2C208&sr=8-8
There are several versions on the market, probably better to contact your dealer about which adapter will work.

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Old 10-27-2019, 08:42 PM   #7
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If I live in Mississippi in the unit full time and it was plugged in I would just monitor the inside temp. On colder nights open cabinet doors at night so warm air circulates behind the cabinet area of the trailer. I would do nothing else. You could get a small compressor and blow unit out in 10 min. If you saw a weekly 30 degree cold snap on the way. Park in Sun not Shade if possible.


I live in Indiana and just winterized this week. Iíll do local camping for a weekend without water but couldnít live that way. Going south for 6 weeks in January and itís easy to flush out the pink stuff and rewinterize when we come home. Two gallons of stuff for $7 or 8 and 15 or 20 minutes. 10 minutes if the wife helps. One winter I think I did it 3 times. Really not a big deal.
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