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Old 09-11-2016, 07:39 AM   #1
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Winterization time approaching

For those of us in northern climates, the time for camper winterization is rapidly approaching. I'm about 6 weeks away from calling it quits to the RV seasson. I'm curious as to what everyone does to ready their camper to weather out the winter months.

Antifreeze or compressed air?
Cover or uncovered?
Jacked up or let it rest on the tires?
Rodent / insect counter measures?

How do you bed down your camper for the winter?
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:26 PM   #2
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May be over kill but I blow out lines followed by antifreeze. I don't cover it or jack it up off tires. Dealers don't so I figured why should I. As for rodent control dryer sheets every where in camper. When you think you have enough use another box. I also use a electronic rodent device. Simply plug it in.
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:26 AM   #3
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I'm debating on whether to store mine indoors or not. I love the idea of not having it take the beatings of a Buffalo winter, but not thrilled about paying $650 to store it indoors. I currently store it behind a friend's shop in a locked lot with a fence. I can leave it there for the winter, but would really like it to be under a roof. What's everyone else doing, outdoors or indoors for the winter??
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:29 AM   #4
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Before, I opted for a belt & suspenders approach- blow out the lines and then pump in antifreeze.

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For those of us in northern climates, the time for camper winterization is rapidly approaching. I'm about 6 weeks away from calling it quits to the RV seasson. I'm curious as to what everyone does to ready their camper to weather out the winter months.

Antifreeze or compressed air? Antifreeze
Cover or uncovered? Covered
Jacked up or let it rest on the tires? Tires
Rodent / insect counter measures? Clear everything out of the motorhome; put dryer sheets everywhere inside & engine compartment; put coyote urine on the tires; install electronic mouse repellers; install mousetraps

How do you bed down your camper for the winter?
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I use antifreeze, no compressed air. I own a acreage so built a 45X25 pole building to store my Motorhome, now trailer, in. Best 10 grand I've ever spent!
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Compressed air.
Antifreeze.
Remove anything (and I mean ANYTHING) that could be a food source for mice.
(sugar packs, condiment packs, tea bags, chewing gum, cough drops, etc.)
Store under roof (uncovered) along side my garage on the tires.
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Dang that looks cold. I had to step outside and warm up a little after looking at that picture.
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Drain, then antifreeze. Usually end up doing it twice, First time is the first of November, then again on our way back from 6 weeks stay in AZ in mid Feb.. Takes right at two gallons of antifreeze.

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Compressed air.
Antifreeze.
Remove anything (and I mean ANYTHING) that could be a food source for mice.
(sugar packs, condiment packs, tea bags, chewing gum, cough drops, etc.)
Store under roof (uncovered) along side my garage on the tires.
Looks close, is there some clearance up there.
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