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Old 08-08-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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Getting ready for fall and winter

This is our first MH. We live in Western PA. What suggestions do you have for preparing for winter. I realize I need to drain, flush and anti- freeze the plumbing, but what about tires, washing / waxing, roof care, chauking, etc. Should I cover, the unit will be sitting in my driveway all winter. IM open to all suggestions and opinions. Thank You !
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Bill...I have a winterize checklist I follow. As I back out of the list I will place trickle charges on battery banks and make sure that batteries are topped off with distilled water. Each drain gets some RV Antifreeze so the p-traps do not freeze. I bypass the hot water heater and remove the drain plug. If you can cover the rig...that is much better than uncovered. Yes to the wash and wax..... this will leave you with less to do in the spring. I dust cover all furniture with old bed linen. Drive up on some boards to get the tires off the ground. Some RVers will place mouse paper around the tires were the rodents can enter the vehicle. I have cats to perform the mousing and they seem to by always on guard. Wash frig interior and place a stop of some type in the door so it can not close. Place baking soda inside for a fresher smelling frig next season. I do my full season investigation at the beginning of a year versus the end...so I get up on the roof with my chalking during the year and at the end of the season only if I find an issue while scrubbing the roof that needs sealing will I make that effort. It is rare that I will need to reseal a seam on the roof... But with resources at hand it is easy. I cover my tires during storage. I will at this time add the proper amount of Marine Stabil (purple type). I run the generator and engine for several minutes to assure myself I have pushed some Stabil forward. Might be a good time to lay all hoses out ...wash sewer hoses and return ...inspect for service issues. Remember to place RV Antifreeze in Black water tank toor tank too
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Outstanding information! This helps a lot! Thank you
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Follow us south. LOL, just kidding! The above info is quite good.
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Medico, thats an even better idea. We lived in Orlando for 17 years before my company transferred me back to PA. I'm too young to retire and too old and lazy to go looking for a new job!! :-)
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