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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 11-15-2018 at 07:20 PM by thomaspryan
Updated 12-18-2018 at 08:23 AM by thomaspryan

Update: Winterization -- 11/12/18



Our next road trip isn't until the first of February, 2019, so we secured the NewAire for cold weather storage.

In addition to normal end-of-season service (oil change, filters, chassis lube, etc.), our winterization process included the following steps:
  1. Fill fuel tank and treat with non-gelling diesel additive.
  2. Run treated diesel into the Webasto hydronic heating system as well as the Power Tech generator.
  3. Remove anything inside the coach that might spoil or freeze.
  4. Clean inside of appliances and prop fridge/freezer doors open.
  5. Drain the grey water holding tank.
  6. Drain and thoroughly rinse the blackwater holding tank.
  7. Drain potable water tank.
  8. Bypass and drain the hot water heater.
  9. Gravity drain all water lines.
  10. Pump non-toxic propylene glycol antifreeze through water lines, pour into sink traps, and run through Sealand VacuFlush waste system.
  11. Service two chassis batteries and six house batteries.
  12. Dump air system.
  13. Clean and cover wheels and tires.
  14. Clean, lube, and cover towbar.
  15. Hope we didn't forget anything.
One thing we normally do but skipped this year is to place oversized plastic cutting boards between the tires and asphalt parking surface. We bypassed this step because we plan to wake the coach up mid-winter and depart for sunny Florida.

Click here to learn more about our 2001 NewAire.
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  1. Old Comment
    Hi, we will be heading south after I retire end of dec. From northern Mn. So we have the rv antifreeze in our pipes after draining them all but I notice that it is leaking and freezing from my kitchen sink faucet, The pum0 is off but I made my husband crack both faucets since it is leaking it must be expanding. I HEARD THAT IT DOESN'T BUT WE HAVE SRT MICE TRAPS THE LADT TWO YEARS AT OUR HOUSE IN SHED AND THEN IN THIS CAMPER AND IT FREEZES now. Have they changed the formula or has 8t always done this?
    Posted 11-28-2018 at 02:12 PM by Bkutsi Bkutsi is offline
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    Hi Bkutsi!
    I assume you are using standard Glycol/Alcohol Antifreeze. And no, I am not aware of any formula changes. As to your leaks, I would suspect your fixture. If it isn't that, then it's bad antifreeze. Standard Glycol/Alcohol is good down to -50F. Whatever the reason, you won't be able to find the cause until you hit warm weather. Wish I could tell you more.
    Posted 12-05-2018 at 11:54 AM by thomaspryan thomaspryan is offline
 
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