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Nervous about Winterizing our 177SE Riverside RV
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October 3, 2016
11:16 am
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I have learned everything fairly well as a first time owner of a camper, but winterizing makes me uneasy. The place we bought it from will do it for $50 which I am highly considering for my first time after buying..cuz I also need them to fix a few little things under warranty anyway. ( nothing big at all )  All my co-workers say it’s so nothing…what do you guys or girls think?

October 3, 2016
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First, I would say for $50, go for it. That said, there are different degrees of winterizing. A lot would depend on your geographical location and severity of weather. Some places you can get by with draining tanks and lines and then some places would require the “RV antifreeze” treatment.

Also, there are indoor storage facilities, both secure and heated. I have space in my driveway, so not an issue for me. I live in Oregon, so we do freeze on occasion but rain in my biggest concern. I was wondering about a cover and if anyone has purchased one. 

Maybe someone can chime in on their experiences.

October 6, 2016
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We have a place to store it inside of my pole barn..just not heated. Definitely need full Anti-freeze in Michigan. I am going to have them do it for sure the first year..I’ll learn it fully by year from now ha! Thanks for input. 

October 9, 2016
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50 Bucks seems like a steal! Thats how much it would cost just for the anti freeze if you went with the all anti freeze method. 

April 29, 2017
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Hello, I agree that there are different degree of winterizing and a lot would depend on severity of weather. According to me why don’t you hire good professional who can provide you good winterizing service. Last spring when my uncle was moved to his new house he hired professional moving companies in nyc who also provided him winterizing service and according to him their way of working was quality driven.

November 19, 2018
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We have a 2016 177SE.  I live in North Texas and YES we do get freezing temps in the winter.  Our RV is parked under a car port but still exposed somewhat to the elements.  Just last week our temps got down to 25F which for us is cold!  Winterizing is really simple.  I like doing things on my own and learning new things.  I contacted our local dealer and spoke with one of their techs who walked me thru the steps to winterize.  You can also go to YouTube and search winterize 177SE and you will see videos of how to do it.

Again really simple.  Be sure you buy RV Antifreeze.  I used 4 gallons. Bought it at our local Wal-Mart Supercenter.  Cost me under $10.  Be sure you cut off the water to your water heater!  Whole process took me about 30 minutes.  Watch the videos, and there is nothing to be nervous about!  You can do it!

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