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Old 10-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Winterizing questions

Ok we'll it's been over 6 years since I had to winterized a camper...questions I have here and I'm hoping you guys can help.

First, well my old camper had a tube tv...and I never removed it...now I have LCD TV's in the unit...do those need to come out? Or will they be ok.
Second,,,I have max air vent covers on my vents..my unit will be stored uncovered outside, should I leave a vent or 2 open?
Any other not so obvious tips please feel free to share...thanks
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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I have winterized my 5th wheel in the north chicago area for two years now. Once by antifreeze and one by blowing air. I leave the LED and LCD tv in the RV for the winter and they still work fine. I additionally have max air vents on mine and I do not leave anything open nor anything running. The only connection is the batterytender charging the battery. My Rv stays in the driveway and in the snow uncovered. I do open it up (all windows, vents, doors, and drains) the first day of april.
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I have winterized my 5th wheel in the north chicago area for two years now. Once by antifreeze and one by blowing air. I leave the LED and LCD tv in the RV for the winter and they still work fine. I additionally have max air vents on mine and I do not leave anything open nor anything running. The only connection is the batterytender charging the battery. My Rv stays in the driveway and in the snow uncovered. I do open it up (all windows, vents, doors, and drains) the first day of april.
I do pretty much the same except:

1) Always used antifreeze
2) I use the converter to trickle charge that batteries
3) I do cover the air conditioner and tires

That's it. TVs and radio stay in camper plugged in. The boards stay warm since the TVs and radio are instant on and that provides enough warmth inside the case to keep everything toasty.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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Sounds good. I actually blow the lines about then use antifreeze...better safe than sorry I guess. My battery goes in the basement with my boat batteries on a battery tender..
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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We have been told to crack the vents slightly to avoid condensation. Is this correct? We also put in some stuff - I think it is called dri rid to capture any moisture.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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The televisions should be fine over the winter. I had the Maxx Air vents on my previous two trailers and left two of the three vents opened slightly over the winter to help control condensation. Never had a leak in 8 years.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:40 PM   #7
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I can't remember if I left mine open in my old unit or closed. I left them closed this time. I think it's a toss up. I guess I'll see
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Always used antifreeze and only had one mishap in 5 years (forgot to run the antifreeze up the shower hose/head and the handheld plastic shower head split). Since we store ours in in an outside storage facility, I remove the Tv's and battery and store them at home. I did research on LCD Tv's and some manufacturers who even covered the subject recomended storing Tv's above minus 19 degrees F (unless like HERK says, they are left plugged in to shore power.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:16 AM   #9
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Damn,


Wish I took mine out now , battery is out. Tv is in
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Winterized mine in the Chicago area three years now. Twice with antifreeze once with LP air. Never took out the TVs (LCD's and LED's) Never left shore power connected and never took out the battery. I did connect a battery tender. So far so good......
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