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Old 10-20-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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It's that time again winterize your RV

Here are a few links to help you get started
#1 The fun begins

#2 water heater by-pass & more by-pass valves & other with check valves one to turn------pictures

#3 Traveling south after freeze WHAT TO DO

#4 Maybe you like to camp in sub*0 weather

#5 If you are driving in winter weather.

#6 added information

#7 Putting the coach to sleep

#8 Residential refrigerators ---ice maker

# 9 Different plumbing systems.

# 10 JUST TO MAKE SURE OUR NEWMAR IS DONE by pilotspike

SANITIZE WATER SYSTEM

# 11 MAY WANT TO CONSIDER A CHEAP HEAT ADD ON

IS IT TIME TO DEWINTERIZE YET FOR SOME PEOPLE
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:55 PM   #3
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Winterize? It's only getting into the high 50's at night now, why would I winterize now? Besides we're headed out tomorrow for the weekend!
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Can't wait till I'm old enough to become a snow bird and avoid the cold winters
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Can't wait till I'm old enough to become a snow bird and avoid the cold winters
Well, we're old enough, just having to raise an 11 year old grandson so can't leave yet!!
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A few items not discussed some people place a air plug in their cold water city water inlet and blow out their water lines with compressed air.
I have done this with all the trailers I had owned, a motor home has a little more plumbing than a trailer.
My coach has two baths, a washer dryer option and a water filter that I added at kitchen sink for faucet and water line to the fridge.
Most people that have blown out their lines have been doing it for years, but you need to know if you have low points in lines and if water might be trapped in them or pipe fittings and valves for toilets and such.
For the price of $25 its cheap insurance to pump in the pink stuff and protect all valves, spray faucets,traps, filter holders etc,etc.
Another item in my coach I have a whole house filter that needs to be opened and water removed plus the line feeding the filter needs to be cleared.
I use a water hose quick connect fitting that needs to be removed and the washer screen in city water fitting removed and when your pumping in the pink stuff press the small tit in the fitting so the pink stuff pushes out the water in that line feeding the filter. The filter housing after emptying I place the filter back in it to cut down the volume needed of pink stuff with filter housing reconnected.
The ice maker I drain and disconnect all hosing from ice maker and sink filter from valve behind the fridge, blow out valve and water lines, than with paper towels remove the water in ice tray.
In the spring the water system, including the water heater, is sanitized with bleach or a water line freshener but thats something we will discuss than.
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Winterizing for me consists on setting the thermostat on 50 and putting a lightbulb on a thermostat controlled receptacle in the water compartment.
I want to be ready to go.
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A few items not discussed some people place a air plug in their cold water city water inlet and blow out their water lines with compressed air.
I have done this with all the trailers I had owned, a motor home has a little more plumbing than a trailer.
My coach has two baths, a washer dryer option and a water filter that I added at kitchen sink for faucet and water line to the fridge.
Most people that have blown out their lines have been doing it for years, but you need to know if you have low points in lines and if water might be trapped in them or pipe fittings and valves for toilets and such.
For the price of $25 its cheap insurance to pump in the pink stuff and protect all valves, spray faucets,traps, filter holders etc,etc.
Another item in my coach I have a whole house filter that needs to be opened and water removed plus the line feeding the filter needs to be cleared.
I use a water hose quick connect fitting that needs to be removed and the washer screen in city water fitting removed and when your pumping in the pink stuff press the small tit in the fitting so the pink stuff pushes out the water in that line feeding the filter. The filter housing after emptying I place the filter back in it to cut down the volume needed of pink stuff with filter housing reconnected.
The ice maker I drain and disconnect all hosing from ice maker and sink filter from valve behind the fridge, blow out valve and water lines, than with paper towels remove the water in ice tray.
In the spring the water system, including the water heater, is sanitized with bleach or a water line freshener but thats something we will discuss than.
I just had my coach winterized at a RV Service. As this is my first year owning any type of RV, I wanted an expert to do it. The person that did the winterizing was the owner who has 30 years in the business,
His method is to blow out all lines, and pump antifreeze through the plumbing system and then blow out the lines again. He said this takes care of the low spots. When I get ready to use the coach all I have to do is pen the faucets and let them run for a while. He told me to through out the first several tubes of ice from the ice maker and to run the washer dryer through a cycle.
What do some of you folks feel about this method?
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I see no problem with it but he could have done the same without the pink stuff cost by blowing out again.
Leaving in the pink stuff would only assure all is OK in Spring.
I have sanitized every spring whether using the pink stuff or blowing out a couple of times on trailers.
I guess we will see in the spring.
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Nah, just get in that thing and drive it SOUTH!!
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