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Old 11-10-2020, 10:58 PM   #1
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Winter Storage - what to leave in RV

Newbie here. Getting ready to winterize and place my Windsport in storage for a few months (north central Maryland). Curious as to what kind of things you leave in RV in the cold? Both inside and outside ...like kitchen plates and drinkware, sewer hoses, power cables, etc. Thanks.
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:04 PM   #2
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All of the above- anything that won't freeze and obviously no perishable food. We also bring bedding home for a washing.

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Old 11-10-2020, 11:19 PM   #3
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Nothing edible or subject to freezing.
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:19 PM   #4
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I took out our EMS, griddle, sewer, fresh, and gray water hoses, my tools, chairs, and tables.
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We only take out clothing, food and any liquids that may freeze.

Take bedding, towels, washcloths, etc. home, wash them, and store them all in space bags in the RV (then we don't have to store them at home and they don't pick up any musty "winter RV" smells).
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Old 11-11-2020, 12:23 AM   #6
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I took out our EMS, griddle, sewer, fresh, and gray water hoses, my tools, chairs, and tables.
Why? I have a comprehensive tool bag which I transition from home, to car and to RV, but other than that????

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Old 11-11-2020, 12:46 AM   #7
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Because I'm an insurance guy...
You can't lose what they can't touch.
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Old 11-11-2020, 12:53 AM   #8
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Lol. Makes you look ay everything different.
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Because I'm an insurance guy...
You can't lose what they can't touch.
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Old 11-11-2020, 12:54 AM   #9
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Yeah... I'm a real Hoot at dinner parties!
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Old 11-11-2020, 01:01 AM   #10
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I took out our EMS, griddle, sewer, fresh, and gray water hoses, my tools, chairs, and tables.
None of that kind of stuff we keep in the RV is that expensive to begin with. All the outside stuff is in compartments with the dreaded 731 key (or whatever # it is).

If someone wants to steal it..go ahead we'll replace it with something better (even the tools in the RV are relatively inexpensive).

And really if they are that interested in the poop hose they can have it!
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Old 11-11-2020, 01:04 AM   #11
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I didn't like buying all that stuff the first time: another trip to CW would seem cruel and unusual...
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Old 11-11-2020, 01:30 AM   #12
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You never know what goodies you find when shopping at CW.


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Old 11-11-2020, 01:33 AM   #13
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You never know what goodies you find when shopping at CW.


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Indeed we've found all kinds of hidden gems there. LOL
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Old 11-11-2020, 01:41 AM   #14
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While CW has lots of useful stuff: you have to keep pretty busy at separating the wheat from the chaff...
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Old 11-11-2020, 01:44 AM   #15
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That is very true. Some good stuff, some not so good stuff.


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Old 11-11-2020, 06:48 PM   #16
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Food and clothing; anything that would attract mice to set up a winter nest. Tech stuff - GPS, tire monitor. Also any liquids that could freeze - stuff from the bathroom, buckets of sprays and oils for MH maintenance...

I keep the the clothing in a tote at home specifically set aside as "camp clothing." When we get ready for another season, all I have to do is take the tote back to the MH and put the clothes in the drawers. I may add some additional seasonal clothes if we take a late fall trip, but raincoat, sweatshirt and the like are already part of the camp clothes tote.

Any food left over from the season goes in our home pantry to be used over winter. We start the new season with a fresh restocking of the MH pantry.

Bed & bath linens stay stored in the MH (after a fresh washing of course). They are in high cabinets over the bed, so not likely to be visited by mice. Keep a couple of drier sheets in there as repellent just in case.

Other items that we would not use over winter - camp chairs, folding tables, grill, hoses, tools, etc stays in the MH. I'm not concerned about security as we store MH in a secure location on our own secluded property.
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:51 PM   #17
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Newbie here. Getting ready to winterize and place my Windsport in storage for a few months (north central Maryland). Curious as to what kind of things you leave in RV in the cold? Both inside and outside ...like kitchen plates and drinkware, sewer hoses, power cables, etc. Thanks.
Leave everything that freezing won’t hurt. It freezes for extended time where I live.

I park it next to house and we head out a few times during winter. Death Valley after Thanksgiving and AZ for extended time after New Years.

I have winterizing down. Twice already this year.
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