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Winterize!! I winterized and kept a small heater running to keep the RV at about 40 degrees. Most winter days, the average temp is not much below freezing so a small heater only needs to run occasionally. At least that was the intention. The power cord was knocked loose during the coldest few days of the winter. We had a couple of large banana squashes stored in the camper. They froze solid.

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I wouldn't risk it.


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I even blow out the drains. No AF at all.


Me too! But I do put AF in the toilet and sink drains.


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im just across the ditch in Windsor. winterize. Mine is done, picking her up this weekend to head to storage.


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You might get away with that in Alabama, or coastal Carolinas, but in Michigan.....No way..... please winterize.....it's not hard and you'll save yourself a boatload of trouble!

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Another Michigan here, and I am surprised that nobody else has said this.

What will happen if the power goes out for a day or two?

Yes, do a very complete winterize and be sure about the flush water valve in the toilet. They freeze easily and both a pain and expensive to replace.

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We don't winterize our four season trailer in coastal PNW. We do run the furnace if it's going to get below freezing.but we have 30 amp power and a large propane tank hooked up so we can go all winter.

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Agree with blow the lines and put rv antifreeze in appropriate places.

That said, if you want to heat, you need to do so under the rv after skirting it. If its a well insulated skirt job, you can prob heat it enough to keep the lower pipes from freezing with a incandescent light bulb. But I live in the South so what do I know about Michigan winters.

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