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Old 08-05-2016, 01:30 PM   #11
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This is the best place for camping education. Huge thanks to modern technology. One more question. On RV door has a sticker that is saying "This unit has been winterized". Do you know what this really means?
I would ASS-U-ME that they blew the lines, pumped RV anti-freeze into them and dumped some more down the p-traps. YMMV


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Old 08-05-2016, 01:40 PM   #12
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Many dealers put the 'Unit has been winterized" sticker on the doors so they can tell at a glance when going through their lot which units have been winterized for the freezing temperatures.

Did your dealer cover winterizing and de-winterizing (sometimes called summerizing) at delivery of your unit?

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Old 08-05-2016, 01:46 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
We primarily dry camp and we ALWAYS carry a full tank of water.
Our TV can easily handle it and the extra weight doesn't affect gas mileage.

It's the frontal air resistance that affects mpg mainly.
With my Harley loaded the TT weight goes up almost an extra 1,000 pounds but I don't see any change in available power or fuel mileage.
At some point during every day you suddenly realize nothing else productive is going to happen the rest of that day. For me, it usually occurs around 9 am.

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Old 08-05-2016, 09:26 PM   #14
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Yes they did talked about winterizing and De-winterizing. I think they did De-winterized my unit but forget to remove the sticker. For awhile I thought it must be special unit that I don't have to go though all procedures. Well it's not sooooooooo special after all.
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:35 PM   #15
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Another thing to note if you tow with full fresh water tanks:
REINFORCE the brackets that hold your water tank. They are notorious for bending with a full tank and allowing your tank to fall out.
Please google, RV water tank fell out, term to confirm what I'm saying.

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