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Old 10-02-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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Winterizing

All this is the first time we are winterizing our 2013 Itasca Meridian. It has ice maker, washer dryer. Have no clue how to do all these. I have some one to do this for me and will be watching closely to learn.
My question is other stuff I have to do. Coach will be in a 4000" altitute. Will be stored for six months. It shouldn't get much snow.
Jacks down or up?
Wheel covers on or off?
House battery switch off?
Chase battery switch on or off?
TPMS sensors off? I think we will have option to connect electricity. Should I leave heater on?
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:27 PM   #2
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:56 AM   #3
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The winterizing procedure in your owners manual.
Your other questions:
Jacks down
Tire covers on
House and chassis batteries on if you're plugged into shore power. Batteries removed if no shore power.
Heater off.
TPMS sensors removed.

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Old 10-04-2014, 09:00 AM   #4
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Well, if you have a residential fridge, there is no proceeder that tells you about winterizing it. I broke the valves and filter from freezing. This year I'm going to remove the filter and add a 12v heater in the back of the fridge.
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We have three water filters. Outside, fridge, and next to kitchen sink for drinking. I am planning to remove all three, discard and replace next spring.
Btw, last night temp was 32 and I hope nothing froze. I already have emptied the tanks. But the remaining work will be done in two weeks.
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If your hooked to power, don't use the battery disconnects, as they can stop the charging of the batteries.
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Don't forget to remove any bottled water, soft drinks or beer. If it gets cold enough they will freeze and burst. Also can goods. Messy
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Jacks up or down is your choice. If you choose to lower the jack and remove most weight from the tires, lightly lube the pistons to prevent corrosion. Tire mfgrs. recommend inflating to sidewall maximum during storage, and to use something that will not absorb water to insulate tires from the ground.

Splendide tells how to winterize on their website, rather simple really.
The icemaker is too; assuming you already drained all water lines, remove the water line to ice-maker from solenoid, remove the solenoid and strainer-remove all water and replace, drain the line/tubing to ice-maker, that's it.
TPMS batteries last longer when the sensors are removed from tires, sensors kinda go to sleep.
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I connect a air chuck to the park water inlet and just blow everything out Keep turning on every opening and even low point drains even with filters on. Remove drain plug on water heater and drain. Remove hose connection on back for Ice Box and let air push that water out also. Don't forget if you have a outside shower drain that also. Drain fresh water tank. Run washer machine on warm water till you only hear air. Dump about 1/2 gallon of RV anti-freeze and run washer till it pumps out the pink stuff. This winterizes the pump and p-trap on water. Remove all filters and dump pink stuff (anti-freeze) down all drain and toilet. Do not forget to flush toilet till you only get air. This protects mine down to 0 degrees.
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All when I turn the house battery switch off the security system does not work...so I have left the house switch to on...ok?
How about chase battery switch? Should it be off.
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All when I turn the house battery switch off the security system does not work...so I have left the house switch to on...ok?
How about chase battery switch? Should it be off.

If your not hooked to power , the batteries ; House & Chassis ;, will be dead within approx. 3 weeks, there are phantom draws on both sets of batteries, that's why they have disconnects. A partially discharged or fully discharged battery will freeze, and require replacement.
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Any idea how to engage my security with both switches off?
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If your unable to hook the coach to 110v power, to keep the batteries charged; at least for 24 hours every week to 10 days; you'll probably have to do without the security system while in storage.
Is the storage area, secure? Anyone around to hear an alarm , if it goes off?
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It is at a fai ground...it is secure. There are people in the office. I will just disconnect and take chance.
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