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Old 10-27-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Winterizing Checklist - Did I Miss Something?

Here's my winterization check list. First time winterizing myself... Can someone chime in to double check my process? Everything seemed to go easy enough, but I'd hate to open it up in the spring to broken pipes.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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I don't know that I can add anything because I am new to this stuff but I may steal your checklist.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:23 PM   #3
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I always do a good clean of the entire trailer, especially the kitchen cabinets with Clorox wipes to kill any food odors. I will put bounce dryer sheets in cabinets to help deter pests/rodents and help keep it smelling good. I will also set out a bottle of peppermint oil with a piece of gauze sticking out of it. The odor of peppermint oil deters mice and is a pleasant odor to have in the trailer. Many will also stuff steel wool into every crevice to the outside they can find.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:27 PM   #4
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Add remove Battery and put it on float charger
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Dump some antifreeze down the drains to fill the traps if you have not already done so when turning the taps on. Put some extra down to sit in the tanks in case they hold some water or sludge still.
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Also if you have washer/dryer hook ups (used or not) run pink stuff through them too.
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Keep those tires covered.
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Blow out black tank cleaner line.
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Can someone chime in to double check my process?
Good checklist. Add "remove water filter" for RVs with an on-board water filtration system. You wanna do this before the compressed air.

If the RV is gonna be sitting for months on end, a dehumidification product is a good idea. The Dri-z-air (calcium chloride) stuff works good.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:16 AM   #10
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Thanks guys!

I have no onboard filter... But my last one did. The place I had it winterized didn't remove it during the winter, which I found odd.

Also... My camper is in a pole building year round and is covered on all sides except the front... No sun, rain or snow on it, so I was thinking I didn't need to cover the tires. Any differing opinions?


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