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Old 10-06-2022, 07:12 PM   #1
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Old 10-06-2022, 07:16 PM   #2
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See: https://www.doityourselfrv.com/how-to-winterize-an-rv/

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Old 10-06-2022, 07:27 PM   #3
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owners manual should have the procedure.
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Old 10-06-2022, 08:54 PM   #4
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X2 on the book. Read your owners manual.
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Old 10-12-2022, 03:22 PM   #6
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We have a Majestic 23A. We are in Kentucky and currently living in it until the end of the year. What winterizing do we need to do if we are staying in it?

First RV and first winter with it. Completely new to this. Be gentle!
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Old 10-12-2022, 04:45 PM   #7
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We have a Majestic 23A. We are in Kentucky and currently living in it until the end of the year. What winterizing do we need to do if we are staying in it?

First RV and first winter with it. Completely new to this. Be gentle!
Did you look at posts #2 and #5?
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Old 10-12-2022, 06:49 PM   #8
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Living aboard during the winter is a very different kettle of fish than just protecting it from freezing while in storage.

In general you are going to have to keep all water systems functional. I assume that you will have hookups. Insulate your fresh water line with foam insulation and you may also want to put a heat tape on it powered by shore power. With insulation and heat tape your fresh water system should stay unfrozen.

The grey and black water tanks need some heat also. There are pads that you can buy that are 12V powered that will keep the tanks from freezing and maybe 120V powered pads as well. Another way is to surround the coach with a skirt, either made from painter's drop cloth taped on the upper panels of the coach or a much more expensive way is to use blow up skirts.

Now if you want to rough it and use bottled water and external restrooms, then you can winterize your coach as if putting it in storage. I wouldn't want to live that way for long.

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Old 10-12-2022, 08:30 PM   #9
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It has to be quite cold to get the waste tanks to freeze. What freezes is the pipe leading to the knife valves. Just make sure left side of the coach faces south and only dump in the late afternoon in the sun. After you dump, just add a couple quarts of RV antifreeze to the tanks to fill the dump pipes. Skirting the entire coach works much better than any other type of insulation. Never depend shore water. Use only your internal tank and refill in the late afternoon as needed.

Move south when the night time temps get below 15 degrees or expect losses. It is much easier to put up with 100+ degree days than to survive a zero degree night.

I learned that hard way after being trapped in the closed KOA in Lyman, WY, after 22 inches of snow and the temperatures in the low teens. It was the end of March. We spent 4 days in the closed KOA (opens May 15) waiting for the highway to open east of Lyman. Fortunately the KOA owner lives on site and took pity on the poor stranded folks and turned on the electricity. By the way, it is a great KOA and run by the nicest people you will ever meet.
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Old 10-12-2022, 10:34 PM   #10
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We like traveling when it is cool and often over holidays so we know how and minimize issues.

As Beau noted i split a gallon of antifreeze between the two black tanks, no gray tank.

Basement heat is on and we use fresh water tank.

You pick times to dump and refill the water tank.

Getting a site with sunshine exposure, preferably parking north is helpful

Keeping fuel topped off is important and bumping up tire psig per cold temps is as well

Paying attention to details is very important

When storing every line is full of antifreeze and especially the Aquahot plus all traps
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