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Old 01-13-2022, 05:31 PM   #1
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My name is John and as it says in the title I am brand new to all of this. Bought my very 1st RV, a Thor Rize yesterday. I am in the honeymoon stage I guess. I am 67 and will be traveling with my wife if she lets me. I hope this forum will be a good source of information as I certainly have lots of questions.
One question I have right off the top concerns snow. We are expecting several inches here in MD and for a while here until provisions are made to get it under cover it will be exposed. Is this a problem for any of the equipment on the roof?
Greetings to you all and looking forward to any advice. John

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Old 01-13-2022, 09:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum John! Enjoy your stay.

There will be no ill effects in leaving the RV uncovered in the snow. Just like a car, it can handle whatever weather is thrown at it. Probably wouldn't want it caught in a hail storm though, just like a car.
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:08 PM   #3
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Look up
Winterizing an RV
Or keep a thermostatic heater running in it at all times.
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Old 01-14-2022, 09:22 AM   #4
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Look up
Winterizing an RV
Or keep a thermostatic heater running in it at all times.
Thanks ducksface for the advice......is that really an option to keep it plugged into my house and keep a heater in it? I run to Florida several times a winter and was dreading getting all the water out each time I came back to freezing temps.
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Old 01-14-2022, 10:54 AM   #5
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Congrats and welcome to the forum. Winterizing and then de-winterizing several times might be a pain, but it really doesn't take that long, and NOT doing it will cause major problems.
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Old 01-14-2022, 12:09 PM   #6
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You can always winterize it and still use it to travel. Just don't use the water/plumbing system(shower/sinks) with the onboard water tank or city water lines. You can take along bottled water to pour into the toilet when it is used and bottled water to drink/wash with. Once you get it back home you just have to pour some pink rv antifreeze back into the drains(sinks/shower) to fill the traps and then drain/flush out the black/grey tanks. I would also pour some pink r v anti freeze into the black and grey tanks when it is sitting. I would also look underneath to see if any of the plumbing lines are exposed to the outside and cover/wrap them with insulation for protection. I did wrap my black sewer lines for winter travel protection.

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Old 01-14-2022, 03:43 PM   #7
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You can always winterize it and still use it to travel. Just don't use the water/plumbing system(shower/sinks) with the onboard water tank or city water lines. You can take along bottled water to pour into the toilet when it is used and bottled water to drink/wash with. Once you get it back home you just have to pour some pink rv antifreeze back into the drains(sinks/shower) to fill the traps and then drain/flush out the black/grey tanks. I would also pour some pink r v anti freeze into the black and grey tanks when it is sitting. I would also look underneath to see if any of the plumbing lines are exposed to the outside and cover/wrap them with insulation for protection. I did wrap my black sewer lines for winter travel protection.

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For a short very cold trip i put a gallon of antifreeze in both black tanks

Save old milk jugs for take along flush water
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Old 01-14-2022, 05:40 PM   #8
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Yes,
It's just a portable heater. $12 to $300 your choice. 1500w is 1500w regardless of price.
The chances of it causing trouble are about 1:10,000,000.
1,000 choices on Amazon.

A billion+ sold and used over the years.

We have running in ours right now at the windshield shop.
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