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Old 10-15-2015, 07:55 PM   #15
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I am in West Bloomfield. Where did you have the winterization done?
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:57 PM   #16
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....so somebody has to ask the obvious question:

WHAT is involved in winterizing an RV or MotorHome? Could a $325 job involve a lot more than a $99 job (so price isn't on equal terms)?

For those of us that live in the deep south, the term, Winterizing, means getting some firewood closer to the house for when the weather drops below 50.
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:23 AM   #17
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:32 AM   #18
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:55 AM   #19
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It took around 250 gal of Diesel Fuel to get me South to where it hardly ever gets too 32.
And NO winterizing needed. That has worked for the last 16 years.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:04 AM   #20
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It took around 250 gal of Diesel Fuel to get me South to where it hardly ever gets too 32.
And NO winterizing needed. That has worked for the last 16 years.
...and how far south is that? Atlanta, Jacksonville...?
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:03 PM   #21
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It took around 250 gal of Diesel Fuel to get me South to where it hardly ever gets too 32.
And NO winterizing needed. That has worked for the last 16 years.
Now that's an expensive winterization technique
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:26 PM   #22
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Let's see. Pink stuff is around 2.00/gallon, but more or less depending on sales.. Compressed air is very cheap. few cents worth of electricity, Blow out plug is less than 10 bucks and can be used year after year after year.

I need about 2 gallons of pink to be happy so that' less than 15 dollars to do it myself.. Includes de-winterizing in spring. Which is way easier since I started using the air compressor.

About an hour's labor each end.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:48 PM   #23
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Winterizing is no big deal to do it yourself.
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I agree.
I thoroughly winterize twice every year, (once before heading south in late Dec. and once before returning to Wisconsin in early April
I use less than a gallon of RV antifreeze and it it takes me less than 1 hour each time.
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It took around 250 gal of Diesel Fuel to get me South to where it hardly ever gets too 32.
And NO winterizing needed. That has worked for the last 16 years.
I started your approach last year with the difference that it takes me only 160 gal of Diesel to get there
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I couldn't make it out to my rig to winterize and had the campground where I store it do it $120.
For $325 do you get a lap dance with that?
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Did it myself this afternoon with 3 jugs of RV antifreeze from Walmart for about $15. About an hour of my time, blew out the lines with my air compressor, added the antifreeze. Done.
If you're blowing out the lines, where do you use the 3 jugs of antifreeze? After blowing out my lines, I only need about half a gallon to fill sink and shower drains and put some in toilet to keep seals wet. All faucets are left open, water heater drain plug out, relief valve open.
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Our previous Trek had several low point drains, and draining everything & blowing with compressed air was the recommended winterizing process. This worked for 13 years until the next spring revealed a burst water line from a section where the water was not blown out. Needless to say, the current Trek is winterized with pink stuff and no worries about "hidden" water in a line freezing.

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Let's see. Pink stuff is around 2.00/gallon, but more or less depending on sales.. Compressed air is very cheap. few cents worth of electricity, Blow out plug is less than 10 bucks and can be used year after year after year.

I need about 2 gallons of pink to be happy so that' less than 15 dollars to do it myself.. Includes de-winterizing in spring. Which is way easier since I started using the air compressor.

About an hour's labor each end.
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