Monday, March 20, 2023


Did you winterize your RV this winter?

Folks, we’re just about halfway through February! Can you believe it? Spring is just around the corner… a dark, snowy corner, but it’s coming!

Did you winterize your RV this winter? We’d like to know. Please tell us in the poll below. Leave a comment too and tell us why you did, or didn’t, winterize your RV this season.

Also, did you know we have an entire section on our website about winterizing? Anything and everything you’d ever want to know can be found under the tag here. Pretty neat, huh?

Stay warm, stay dry, and we’ll see you on the bright side of things here soon!


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Bob P
2 years ago

I have not winterized for several years as we have been going to a warm climate. For some unexplained reason(well not really) we decided to sell our class A last summer as we felt we were getting to old to make that long trip to and from our destination. At least 40 times this winter when we are basically trapped inside by the weather we’ll look at one another and say “why did we sell?” Now we look at real estate in FL thinking of moving but thinking of how miserable we might be in the summer trapped inside because of the heat.

Grant Graves
2 years ago

We are living in it in a comfortable climate so no need to winterize.

Mark & Vickie Bruzdzinski
2 years ago

We did not winterize the 5’er this year because we are using it as a home base while working 2.5 hrs from home we are living in it 3-4 days a week.

Jennifer Willner
2 years ago

We decided to try and RV during the milder Northwest winter instead of winterize. It’s been great to travel around the West side of Washington state, even with the rain. We have a ceramic space heater inside set on low and have put up cut to fit silver insulation on the windows. This has worked great until this week! It’s the first time it’s dropped below 30 and it will be subfreezing for a stretch so we did a quick homemade skirt and put a space heater under it. It’s so clever and was so cheap that I think I’ll do a short article and submit it to Mr. Woodbury with pictures!

Dave J
2 years ago

Winterize? Heavens no, that’s when we use it. In the summer it sits behind the S&B in Western South Dakota. In the winter we live in it near Quartzsite, AZ.

Bob Weinfurt
2 years ago

It gets pretty cold here in upstate NY. My unit is 43 years old so winterizing it is pretty easy as it takes less than an hour to do. Come spring, just have to flush out then fill the water system and I’m good to go.

Last edited 2 years ago by Bob Weinfurt
John Koenig
2 years ago

Full timer here. This winter, I’m “isolating in place” in northeast TN. I’ve only experienced a handful of sub-freezing nights. I have a 60 watt “drop light” in my wet bay (turned on shortly before it’s needed) and two ceramic heaters inside (using the 50% power setting of 750 watts each). Each heater is on a different circuit and, I check the temperature of each plug daily. I would have been somewhere warmer BUT, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, I chose safety over mobility.

2 years ago

Yes in Pennsylvania around October and then headed south at the end of December

2 years ago

I keep two 1500 watt heaters in the class c motorhome during the winter months. Living in North Florida we have below freezing nights. I have looked at the winterizing instructions, but in order to winterize the motorhome, you have to raise the mattress to get to an access hole where the pump is. Not too smart on Winnebago’s part. Plus, we use the RV during the winter months here.

Robert Cross
2 years ago

Normal winterizing is to head South, but this year is a breaker. Hope to next winter!

2 years ago

Again the poll is missing options. E.g., Don’t need to. Live in it full time. Live in warm place.

Diane Mc
2 years ago

Have never winterized in the 19 yrs we’ve owned our coach. Live in San Jose CA, so not necessary. And for winter from mid January to mid/late March we travel to FL. We have ability to heat our tanks if we encounter freezing temps. And since we only do electric except for 1 or 2 nights, we can manage cold temps on the trip out. In Daytona Beach and as I type it is 82 degrees.

2 years ago

the RV was winterized but my shop did it. i’m tired of fooling with it.

Phil & Peggy
2 years ago

We live aboard and spend the winters in Tucson. Why would anyone NOT?

2 years ago

First time! We moved from lower AL to WA. It was 22* in the morning yesterday. Glad we have a Safari Trek – it is winter travel ready: heated water bay (original equipment), & great insulation.. We crack the cupboards where water lines are to keep them from freezing.

Thomas D
2 years ago

The question should be did you last fall. Winter is too late to do that . Yes i did . If i hadn’t everything would has been frozen. Its -9 f right now.

Brian Jensen
2 years ago

It may get down to 28 degrees this weekend in the Rio Grande Valley so I’m pretty sure I am good. 😁

Jim Camp
2 years ago

We are fulltime and always traveling to where it is warmer.

2 years ago

The usual program is winterize Oct 1st, head south mid-Nov. Come home in Mar/Apr and winterize until going out again in May, so that’s twice a year. Temperature this morning MINUS 47° with the windchill.

2 years ago
Reply to  Impavid

Where are you that it’s MINUS 47 degrees with wind chill?

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  PennyPA

Saskatchewan. (Hi, Impavid. You’d better not be out shoveling snow, post-surgery!) 😯 —Diane at

Eddie D.
2 years ago

Twice. Dewinterized for trip to Quartzsite. After I got home, my lines and tanks were frozen. Managed to winterize the water lines. My tanks are still frozen.

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