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Old 03-26-2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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Too early to de-winterize ??

Getting yancee to de-winterize my 2019 OUTDOORS RV-21FQS-TIMBER RIDGE..We are to have more freeze's coming--Would i be able to drain-sanitize-drain again,then blow out the system sufficiently enough to keep from freezing ???? Would like to get more familiar with the water system so i dont delay my 1st camping trip.Thanks
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Why not? If you did it once, should be no problem....
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Getting yancee to de-winterize my 2019 OUTDOORS RV-21FQS-TIMBER RIDGE..We are to have more freeze's coming--Would i be able to drain-sanitize-drain again,then blow out the system sufficiently enough to keep from freezing ???? Would like to get more familiar with the water system so i dont delay my 1st camping trip.Thanks
A freeze is a freeze. If water is trapped anywhere, it will expand in that space. If the trapped space is rigid, it will burst.

Blow out is a legitimate winterizing method, but may void warranty. Check your manual.

Antifreeze is cheap. Water pumps and valves are expensive.
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30 lbs air pressure is safe....
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30 lbs air pressure is safe....
But can blow air through low areas and not remove it all. Best is to remove as much water then use antifreeze.
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I follow Mr. Dís advice even though the building I store the RV in has not dipped below freezing in 4 years.
Cheap insurance and no frustrations in the spring.
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Did I say no anti freeze?.....Don't think so.....
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Have our coach at the house doing a little spring cleaning and preventative maintenance, just itching to get the anti-freeze out of the lines and clean the hot water heater in preparation for our next outing. Although we're in the southeast, it's still too early for us to de-winterize so we'll patiently wait a couple more weeks. As an added bonus, I did add 2" of R-10 rigid foam board to the underbelly of bedroom floor in the pass-thru basement and the front storage area where the bedroom floor area floor didn't appear to have that much insulation other than the astro foil. I used an entire 4x8 sheet of rigid foam to accomplish the task.
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I have one 22 degree night this Sunday, then all the lows are in the 30's and 40' onward.

In the fall I'll use the 26-28 degree zone as my safe zone, meaning if the forecast is calling for a 26 degree or cooler night followed by the next day only into the low 30's I'll winterize. In the spring I'll do the opposite. You can always just turn the furnace on if you get another cold night in a week or two.

I put my batteries back in yesterday, and brought the items I pulled out of the RV last fall into the living-room to sort out. Put the batteries back in the flashlights.
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Now that the weatherman has essentially called winter over here in the Southeast, we'll be de-winterizing our coach this weekend. While we're at it, we'll also be installing cedar lining in the wardrobe slideout and bathroom closet that is used for additional wardrobe storage for the DW. Thinking about adding shelves in the wardrobe slideout to give us more storage room and remove those clothes hanger slides. Prepping for post sale of the S&B so we have that additional space for extended stays.
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