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Old 10-23-2014, 02:58 PM   #1
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Put it away for the winter

The season in the northeast is over, the campgrounds for the most part have turned off the water and I'm not much of a dry camper and heading south for the winter is not in my plans right now. We took the rig in to the selling dealer with a couple of warranty issues as well as winterize, check a few things and add a couple of new things.
I'm waiting to hear from the dealer as I'm hoping they can store it on their property as well.
But we are done until April 2015, it was a great first season with our new RW. I hope the winter goes fast.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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Always a sad time. I'll get it out a couple times through the winter, but not much.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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Our season will be coming to an end after the Thanksgiving Holiday. We usually start back up in late March.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:09 PM   #4
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nice big season!

Ours seems to be much shorter
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:48 PM   #5
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Just THINK of all of the ADVENTURE you are missing by not living in your RV in the winter!! (Listening to the torrential rain drumming on the roof right now.... ) I expect we won't be seeing our awnings until April, that's for sure!
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:52 PM   #6
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In our area most campgrounds close between October 15 and the 30th and reopen between march 20th and April 1st. As weekend warriors we still were in our camper around 160 days this season.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:50 AM   #7
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I guess we will have ours winterized next week. This week we are camping in A KOA at Hocking Hills in Ohio. We were hoping our house would sell so we could go full time, but that hasn't happened yet. We will pull it out after Christmas to pull down to FL for 4-6 months and then back home again. So I guess with Indiana winters we will be winterized for two months.
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I guess we will have ours winterized next week. This week we are camping in A KOA at Hocking Hills in Ohio. We were hoping our house would sell so we could go full time, but that hasn't happened yet. We will pull it out after Christmas to pull down to FL for 4-6 months and then back home again. So I guess with Indiana winters we will be winterized for two months.

If you are storing your RW inside you may not need to winterize. We store our RW in our pole barn and it rarely gets below freezing in the barn before January here in northeastern Indiana. I keep a small electric heater blowing warm air through the floor cold air return, located at the bottom step, and set the furnace thermostat set to 45 to 50 degrees. It doesn't use much LP and we are able to get the coach ready for our trip to Florida in late December. That way we don't have to winterize and de-winterize when going south.
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We've looked for an indoor space and the only place we could find had a 20 person wait list. We are camping in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio and I just noticed that there is fluid on one of the pads. Looks like I need to have them look at that when they do the winterize.
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:01 PM   #10
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Spent yesterday getting ready for winter. Cleaned and scrubbed the roof, touched up some sealant. Washed, waxed and used Chemical Guys sealer. Lubed everything up and did a full inspection. Not moving around as quickly today ��. We have about three more weeks before I have to put it away. Sad times.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:38 PM   #11
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I'm glad I live in Louisiana, no need to winterize, Planning a few trips to Florida and Texas as well.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:26 AM   #12
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Were in CT...and it's about 40 here tonight and should be a bit colder. I hate the winter but can't retire for some time still. We just got our 36FL a few weeks ago so sitting in it with the fireplace on in the lower driveway is what I'll be getting until spring
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Were in CT...and it's about 40 here tonight and should be a bit colder. I hate the winter but can't retire for some time still. We just got our 36FL a few weeks ago so sitting in it with the fireplace on in the lower driveway is what I'll be getting until spring

You can run the pink stuff through the water lines but still sit in and enjoy your rig. We keep our LP tanks filled and the rig ready just in case we have to use it as emergency shelter in the winter.

There have been a few blustery nights where I've gone out to the trailer, turned on the heat and fireplace, sipped a glass of my preferred beverage while listening to the wind howl.

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I suppose I shouldn't tell you all it was 91 degrees here in AZ today. So tough to take.
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I suppose I shouldn't tell you all it was 91 degrees here in AZ today. So tough to take.

Too hot to cuddle! Seriously....there's nothing like sitting in an rv during a strong winter storm....it can get romantic
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I suppose I shouldn't tell you all it was 91 degrees here in AZ today. So tough to take.
Jim - envious in the Pacific Wet Coast and wishing we were also down South.
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Ahhhh...until the POLAR VORTEX hits next weekend! WE will be the only ones not frozen Oriana!
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Theresa - we don't mind the temperatures we get, it is just the months and months of dull grey sky and incessant rain.

We thoroughly enjoyed our first winter in the sun last year and planned to repeat again, but our kids threw a wrench in the plans.
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Ahhh...children.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:22 PM   #20
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Yes, children
even when they are 35 years old and own 4 companies and want to swap trucks for the week to go elk hunting in Colorado...
Glad he takes care of his companies better than he takes care of his vehicles

His 'company car' is a nice 2011 Ford Raptor 6.2L's....

so far:
I've had to tighten the door mounts because the door was popping and creaking when using it... he thought it had to go back to the dealer !

Noticed the turn signal fast blinking so knew bulb(s) were out...
Noticed the expired inspection sticker (see bulbs above!)
AND expired tags sticker -- (at least it WAS only Sept 2014 !)

Replaced two turn signal bulbs so I could get it inspected...

at least he paid the tags and I found the paperwork under his drivers seat

put air in all 4 monster LT315/17R17D tires they were roaring so much and so the tpms would stop dinging at me...


once all that was done I then noticed the roaring in the rear end is not just tires... so bringing it to ford dealer since their online oasis report shows NO maintenance listed online !!! (Note to self, don't buy a used car from him)

but other than that it's a nice truck - ha ha !


Dang - just noticed he doesn't have the required front license on it !!! too funny !
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