This is our first year with out 26DBH. I decided to winterize it myself and save the money. I figure it can't be all that hard. I read though a lot of posts on here regarding the subject. The winterization sub-forum does not look like it has any new posts since 2013, this is why this is here.
Here's what I did. Let me know if I missed anything.
1. Removed all food and anything that can freeze.
2. Dried out refrigerator and propped open until bone dry & cleaned stove.
3. Charged up house batteries by plugging trailer in for a few days.
I will switch battery disconnect to "off" - Should I also unhook the wires from the batteries also?
4. Made sure propane was off.
5. Removed all sheets and clothing.
6. Checked to be sure tires were inflated properly.
7. Completely flushed and rinsed holding tanks as best I could.
8. Drained fresh water tank, low point drain and pulled anode for the water heater. Should I replace the anode after a few days of drying to keep debris out?
9. Flipped breaker off for the water heater
10. Placed water heater in bypass mode.
11. Put 6 gallons of RV antifreeze in fresh water tank and ran all lines (outside shower also) until pink was coming out. I read some people don't like to put this in the fresh water tank?
12. This also ran antifreeze down into the p-traps.
13. Opened city water connection and removed screen and depressed little button on one-way valve.
Should I close the low point drains after a few days so no insects get inside? Same with the fresh water drain.
14. Re-lubed seals on slide.
15. Placed a few glue mouse traps inside.
16. Will move over to where I am keeping it for the winter and will hove it level and the tires off the ground on 2x12's, then I will cover it with an ADCO cover.
Should I leave the roof vent open and the closet doors also? The roof vent has a fantastic fan cover over it and it will be covered by the ADCO cover also. I don't want any moisture issues.
So how did I do? Any other thoughts? Did I miss anything major?