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Old 09-14-2018, 07:41 AM   #1
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Help with winterization/storage

As a newbie I am not sure of all the possibilities and hope to get ideas from folks with some experience...

Backround: I purchased my first RV in April of this year - a week after retiring. My wife and I have been enjoying some traveling this spring and summer in our new 2018 View.

Due to my wife's health diagnosis, we need to be back home for medical treatments every 3 weeks. She is beating the odds and already doing better than her original prognosis. We would like to continue to travel this winter and use the motor home as much as possible during the limited time we most likely have left together. We have friends in Florida, Georgia, Texas and Arizona.

Problem: We live in Wisconsin. Driving back home in the winter every 3 weeks for treatment could be problematic and sounds like a lot of antifreeze adding and flushing. There will be a few 3 week cycles we will not be traveling as we have children and grandchildren back in Wisconsin.

Ideas: 1. add antifreeze down south and come home with a winterized motor home. Flush the antifreeze out when arriving back down south for another 3 weeks.
2. Leave the motor home down south somewhere - storage, parking lot, somewhere - and fly home and then fly back to the RV. Allegient airlines flies directly to where we live fairly reasonably but only from Vegas, Phoenix, and several cities in Florida.
3. Leave the motor home down south somewhere, rent a car and drive to Wisconsin and back.

Any opinions on which way might be cheapest or easiest? Any ideas on what or where a good place might be to store the motor home for a few days or up to 3 or 4 weeks at a time?
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:54 AM   #2
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As a newbie I am not sure of all the possibilities and hope to get ideas from folks with some experience...

Backround: I purchased my first RV in April of this year - a week after retiring. My wife and I have been enjoying some traveling this spring and summer in our new 2018 View.

Due to my wife's health diagnosis, we need to be back home for medical treatments every 3 weeks. She is beating the odds and already doing better than her original prognosis. We would like to continue to travel this winter and use the motor home as much as possible during the limited time we most likely have left together. We have friends in Florida, Georgia, Texas and Arizona.

Problem: We live in Wisconsin. Driving back home in the winter every 3 weeks for treatment could be problematic and sounds like a lot of antifreeze adding and flushing. There will be a few 3 week cycles we will not be traveling as we have children and grandchildren back in Wisconsin.

Ideas: 1. add antifreeze down south and come home with a winterized motor home. Flush the antifreeze out when arriving back down south for another 3 weeks.
2. Leave the motor home down south somewhere - storage, parking lot, somewhere - and fly home and then fly back to the RV. Allegient airlines flies directly to where we live fairly reasonably but only from Vegas, Phoenix, and several cities in Florida.
3. Leave the motor home down south somewhere, rent a car and drive to Wisconsin and back.

Any opinions on which way might be cheapest or easiest? Any ideas on what or where a good place might be to store the motor home for a few days or up to 3 or 4 weeks at a time?

How you proceed is really your choice. But, I would not try to flush and winterize every 3 weeks. And for me driving back and forth to Wisconsin would not be my choice. I live in the Cleveland area and our winters can be bad, much snow and unpredictable. So, if it were me I'd fly. Storage may be a little difficult in Florida in the winter...but some RV parks have areas set aside for storage or check out a local storage place some will accommodate rv and boat storage.
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An alternative to using antifreeze is to blow the lines out using low pressure air. Regardless of what you do, I hope your wife’s treatments go well and you can enjoy your RV.
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I don't know about your motorhome as far as traveling in the winter, but I don't think I would want to drive mine in the snow, so my vote would be to leave it south and fly or rent a car (or maybe you have a car). However, they are not that tough to winterize.

So sorry to hear about your wife. Live it while you can! I haven't even go to retirement and my wife has got a heart transplant. We aren't going to give up our play.
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I have read some about putting air in the lines and from what I can tell, they still recommend putting antifreeze in the traps below the sinks which would still need to be flushed out and seems to defeat the purpose of the putting air in the lines. The antifreeze doesn't seem to be expensive, just the hassle of putting it in and flushing it out often so we can keep traveling in the winter.

If anyone has ideas of where to short term store it, I would definitely be interested in that. Thanks for the info, suggestions and well wishes for us!
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