Originally Posted by KyDan
I'm glad that works for you. I don't want the expense and worry of a
space heater running in my RV all winter.
We leave a ceiling vent open just about 24/7/365 and have never felt like
there was any tendency for mold or mildew or even stale air inside.
We are in Kentucky where the winter air is typically dry.
If you live along the coast I'm sure that makes a difference in how you
manage your rig in the off season.
As far as RV antifreeze in the fresh lines, that's what it's made for.
In the spring we flush the lines briefly and go camping!
We often take a blue tote jug for coffee water but not always.
I've found that the water might have a bit of a "funny" taste the
first couple of days. That's why we use the blue jug.
The off taste quickly goes away.
I just don't want folks to feel like they must buy a compressor in order
to winterize their rig. It can be done with just a jug of rv antifreeze and
the on-board water pump.
I agree, one does not have to buy expensive equipment to winterize there camper. Winterizing is easy to do, pull the plug on the hot water heater, blow out the water lines with all faucets open and leave them open all winter and don't worry about ventilation, there is not a camper out there that is air tight it will leak air, but in any case you can leave the roof vents open just a little. After blowing out the water lines then remove the water filter cylinder and dump out the excess water and then re install empty. If you are the type of person that fells better about using antifreeze then by all means use it, just close off the by pass the the hot water heater and then pump it in until the open faucets start to leak antifreeze then close them off one by one. I personally am not an antifreeze person, so it takes me less time. As far as small heaters go, I do not use them, to me it is a worry and added cost to my utility bill. Our house is all electric.