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Old 10-24-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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I am preparing for my first winter with my motorhome, and probably will be parking it at my home in Massachusetts for the winter. We plan on at least 2 trips this winter, so I want to have it winterized, but easy to get ready for travel as well.

I bought an air compressor and plan on blowing out the pipes to clear the water. Then I was going to drain the hot water tank and leave the plug out. In addition, I was going to add anti-freeze to the sink traps, the shower drain, and the fresh water, grey water and black water tanks. Is there anything else I should do?

What do people do with the batteries? Take them inside, leave them in the motorhome?

I have the Arctic Pac, if I leave the motorhome plugged in can I forgoe any of the above winterizing steps?

Anything else I don't know about?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Old 10-24-2010, 08:37 PM   #2
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Did you have the water filter in there? I think you need to take the filter out of the housing at some point, early if you are pumping antifreeze.

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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Yes, you are right, I need to remove the water filter too. Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:55 PM   #4
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I've taken them inside & they're hooked to a battery tender. It's not possible to leave the TT plugged in over the winter.
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