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Old 11-22-2010, 07:11 AM   #1
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HowTo Winterize an RV The Basics

Just thought I would pass on some tips for winterizing your RV. These are not gospel but intended to help out new RV'rs to get through their first winterizing and maybe refresh experienced Rv'rs memories.. It is a .pdf to make saving and printing easier..

Hope it helps at least one person get through the winterizing process a little easier..
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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Cool!

(or it that cold?)

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Old 11-22-2010, 10:09 PM   #3
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Sasks,

should the low point drains portion also tell you to open all of the faucets and to work the toilet while the drains are open? I don't think the water will drain too well if you don't open the faucets.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:25 AM   #4
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should the low point drains portion also tell you to open all of the faucets and to work the toilet while the drains are open? I don't think the water will drain too well if you don't open the faucets.
Mine drained fine with the faucets all closed.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:49 AM   #5
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Quick question, what kind of precautions need to be taken if you are camping (using CG water supply) and an overnight freeze is expected? My tanks are heated but as far as the water hose from the CG spigot to my city water connection, what neefs to be done? Fill fresh tank and disconnect CG water?
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Quick question, what kind of precautions need to be taken if you are camping (using CG water supply) and an overnight freeze is expected? My tanks are heated but as far as the water hose from the CG spigot to my city water connection, what neefs to be done? Fill fresh tank and disconnect CG water?

I would do that to be safe.
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Question? What's better blowing out with air or running rv antifreeze through? The problem is I already hit a very cold days so if anything is to break it probably would have already
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Question? What's better blowing out with air or running rv antifreeze through? The problem is I already hit a very cold days so if anything is to break it probably would have already
That's like asking what's better, hotdogs or hamburgers.
They are different.

It's possible you can get by OK with just blowing out.
It's possible some water will gather in a low spot
and freeze after you do that.
Some folks get by year after year just blowing out.

We can't guess how much pressure or air volume you
can blow thru your system.

Pumping RV antifreeze entirely thru your system is
just about guaranteed to prevent freeze problems.

As far as damage you have already I'm not sure
what you are asking.

Around my house it's way late to be winterizing.
It had better be done by now!!
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My dealer recommends the RV antifreeze as the #1 choice with blowing things out as #2. I can see that as the antifreeze also keeps seals, valves and your pump lubricated and wet so they won't stick in the spring. The way I see it, I paid over 30k for the trailer so if I cannot afford $10 or $12 for RV antifreeze well perhaps I shouldn't own the RV to start with.
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