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Posted: 03/10/12 04:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New to the area. When is it safe to dewinterise your TT around these parts?


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Ordinarily, you could do it now but with these past two years in the NW all bets are off! I plan to wait until April but I do live a little further north than Portland in Western WA. We were down into the twenties a few nights ago and there is even a forecast for snow Monday or Tuesday.


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Anytime from now on. But personally I would hold off another one to two weeks.


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April is good. But I rewinterize if we travel in March, which we often do. If you live in the Northwest and wait for good weather, you will spend a lot of time at home.


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I don't do a full winterize in mine. I keep a heater in mine and all lines have been blown and cabnet doors open. When I know that the weather will get and stay below freezing for more than a day I turn a heater on. I also have Dri-eze inside to keep the moisture out. No issues so far. If it does freeze this time of year it will warm up above freezing during the day. Born and raise in the NW and I'm over 56 so I guess I should know. JMHO though

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I have already done it. We have been camping 3 times already this year. Mine stays plugged in during the winter with heater inside, though when we are done for the year I do blow out all the lines and remove the battery and put anti freeze in the holding tanks. We have never had any freezing issues and we tend to camp as late as Thanksgiving week.


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I just rewinterized my fiver because the temps dipped to 25 here. It would be nice to have access to an outlet for a heater at my storage site. However one must do what is necessary to protect the rv plumbing. We are taking our first trip in two weeks and will dewinterize for the season.

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Wait for April. There are still possible freezing temps in the forecast.

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dalmationlovers wrote:

I don't do a full winterize in mine. I keep a heater in mine and all lines have been blown and cabnet doors open. When I know that the weather will get and stay below freezing for more than a day I turn a heater on. I also have Dri-eze inside to keep the moisture out. No issues so far. If it does freeze this time of year it will warm up above freezing during the day. Born and raise in the NW and I'm over 56 so I guess I should know. JMHO though


Exactly what I do...we have pretty mild winters around here. My trailer is pretty protected from the weather and enclosed underbelly.

I plan on dewinterizing in the next couple weeks and if it drops too low I'll just put the heat on over night. This time of year we are not going to have sustained low temps but overnights might have a couple low ones--it's all relative though, ask the North Dakota folks what "cold" is :-)


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Lived in Portland 15 years and had rigs 10 of those years. Except for bleeding the water lines, we never winterized and never had a problem. In fact, we took the rig out all year, about every 4-6 weeks in the winter. Nehalem Bay State Park is great and only a 1 1/2 hour drive - first come, first served in winter. Always had wonderful times there.


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