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Old 11-30-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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I'm able to store our Winnebago View in a covered, but not enclosed, building. Our winters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are pretty mild, but temps do get below freezing occasionally.

The coach stays heated - about 40 degrees - to keep things inside from freezing up and I pour some RV antifreeze into the black and gray tanks.

I'm wondering though, should I drain the hot water heater? Will it be okay from the warm coach or does its fate rest with ambient temps?
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I'm able to store our Winnebago View in a covered, but not enclosed, building. Our winters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are pretty mild, but temps do get below freezing occasionally.

The coach stays heated - about 40 degrees - to keep things inside from freezing up and I pour some RV antifreeze into the black and gray tanks.

I'm wondering though, should I drain the hot water heater? Will it be okay from the warm coach or does its fate rest with ambient temps?
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:15 PM   #3
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It's a five minute job - better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:14 PM   #4
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Better drain the water heater if you encounter low temps. The water heater is not heated by the MH but sits outside so it may freeze. Good luck.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:03 PM   #5
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The only alternative to draining it would be to have it on, assuming you have electrical power.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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For the small inconvenience to empty and then fill when you take it out again, I wouldn't take the chance.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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In costal NC I just leave mine on (last 3 years) ...can't imagine how it could freeze in that state. I put a light in the water/sewer bay and have a "radiator" that keeps the coach above freezing...so far. But, I may be munching on my words in Feb.
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