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Old 09-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Is it that Time Again, DEWINTERIZE

Here is the info required for that and for others info who may want to do some winter camping or travels.

MAYBE FOR SOME PEOPLE DEWINTERIZE
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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Leveling system and tires

1st winter with outside storage..
My pole won't be built till next year so am following most of the ideas on this link. Thank you
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-Will diesel winterized from last year still be good(did not drive this yr at all)? Used stabil and algaecide last fall in full tank of fuel.
-Should I place plywood under tires on concrete?
-Does anyone store there class A lifted off ground w hyd levelers? good/bad?
-need recommendation on tire covers/RV has a cover on it now.
-How many people fire up the diesels monthly?

Thanks all, I'm kind of a newbe..

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Welcome Jim to irv2.
Have you run the engine this summer and operated the Gen & AC's also?
The Gen & AC's should be exercised during the winter to keep them in good shape for next years trips.
I would top off the diesel fuel in tank with some fresh stabil.
I always have plywood under tires to keep them dry and jacks are retracted.
Never lift tires off ground jacks are just to stable the coach, covers are fine for tires.
May want to freshen up the RV anti in tanks and to your dump valves in case of condensation from temperature changes.
P traps could use some also and always leave anti in the toilet bowel so seal will not dry out.
If you can leave the shore line plugged in so batteries stay charged and check water level during winter months and also keep the battery cut off switch on so they will be charged by your converter.
Enjoy the forums.
Once you put engine to sleep leave it that way.
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I've started it up once and run till it warmed up on fast idle(so i was told to do) negative on the AC units or the generator,not run at all. I'll fire those up this weekend. I'm going to store it on concrete this winter, would it benefit me to lay blue plastic tarp full length of RV?

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No need of tarp just place on plywood.
Run Gen & AC once a month checking water levels unless you have AGM batteries no need.
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I have heard to use Vodka (cheap brand) for water lines.
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How do you winterize the dishwasher? Thx. \ken
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Ken go to last page of this PDF.
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Just move to Florida and the winterizing is done automaticly
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It does get cold down here! But yeah, you should be fine in Florida. Then you could be one of our "Snow Birds!"
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.Welcome to irv2 Brandon.
You have the right idea stay in FL. but I did have a water hose in Feb freeze one year.
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I have heard to use Vodka (cheap brand) for water lines.
You mean there is actually a valid reason for that stuff?
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cold cold cod

anyone winterize a 29.2 thor a.c.e
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Welcome to irv2.
Winterize on page 113 of Owners Guide.
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