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Old 11-02-2011, 02:39 AM   #1
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Trip to FL in December

Hi everyone

Great information here. I learned a lot from this site as well as I'm new RVing.

I am planning to take a trip with my RV to Fl this December from Ohio and than come back in January. My concern about the pluming system I might take 2 or 3 days to get there. What should I do in order to Protect the pluming system from freezing and damage? And when I have to winterize it again?

Also I bought 1 month a go but I did not find the owner manuals. I need to know some information like gas tank water tank etc is there any site that have the information.
It is 1995 Damon challenger RV class A 30 FT.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:26 AM   #2
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Hi th12th,
I do not know your coach. This means the first question is how exposed is the plumbing and tanks? Underneath the coach, what pipes and tanks are exposed to the elements? Are the pipes and tanks enclosed in the coach basement?

If the pipes and tanks are exposed, consider using RV anti freeze (the pink stuff). Check the bottle for proper dilution.

If the tanks are enclosed in the coach basement, does the coach furnace provide heat to this area? If so, nothing more needs to be done. If no heat is provided to this area a small amount of RV anti freeze is all that is needed. This small amount helps keep the tank valves from freezing.
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Hi th12th,
I do not know your coach. This means the first question is how exposed is the plumbing and tanks? Underneath the coach, what pipes and tanks are exposed to the elements? Are the pipes and tanks enclosed in the coach basement?

If the pipes and tanks are exposed, consider using RV anti freeze (the pink stuff). Check the bottle for proper dilution.

If the tanks are enclosed in the coach basement, does the coach furnace provide heat to this area? If so, nothing more needs to be done. If no heat is provided to this area a small amount of RV anti freeze is all that is needed. This small amount helps keep the tank valves from freezing.
Yes it enclosed in the coach basement and heated.
How about the water heat ?
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For me, I've never done anything to the water heater in the situation you describe. The water should stay well above freezing for many days. The water heater should be well insulated. In addition the water should be at temp when you leave Florida.
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