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Old 09-18-2011, 04:53 AM   #1
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Yuck ..winterizing

Sadly.. here in Michigan.. It wont be too much longer until its time to winterize the 5th wheel ..So what useful tips and tricks are out there for doing the job right..and not having to take it to a 5th wheel is a rear kitchen model..2012 cougar high country 299rks...thank you
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:18 AM   #2
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Make sure hey heater drained
water filter is removed
low point drains emptied
fresh tank emptied
winterize kit for sucking in the antifreeze
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:34 AM   #3
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Don't forget the outside shower.
Be sure to pour a cupful or two in your P-traps.
Make sure you leave some in the toilet to help keep the seals from drying out.
I also buy a couple of the DampRid containers. They absorb moisture and odors.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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don't forget to bypass your hot water tank
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:01 PM   #5
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Smile Winterizing

It says 5th wheel but Scroll down about 5 pages and it'll show the diagram for most TT's . Check out the whole thing to answer questions or to find out how to winterize. Very helpful information.

Click this URL:

I was also informed to remove the Filter cylinder after all lines are filled with antifreeze because although it won't freeze it might jell and cause the Filter cylinder to crack up near the top.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:16 PM   #6
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We get a lot of snow here so I throw a small canvas over the AC unit and tie a rope around the bottom to 'tuck it in' and hold it in place. Just the AC.

Also, I leave the trailer front high to help drain off snow water.

Don't forget the mouse poison.
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