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Old 10-23-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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I have a 2013 Winnebago Sightseer, and I want to winterize it myself this year. Does anyone know exactly what kind of stuff I need to do this ie. proper equipment. I don't want to bring to the dealer for this I want to learn how to do this myself.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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I've got a 2011 Sightseer and it's pretty easy. Look in your owner's manual for winterizing instructions. I usually use the air compressor method and blow the water lines versus using antifreeze. I'd give you all the details, but they were well defined in my 2011 owner's manual and assume the same for yours. You will need to pour antifreeze in the sink and bath drains to clear the J fittings, however.
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Roger posted an excellent thread HERE about the dreaded "W" word.

Kudos to you for doing it yourself. You'll save at least $100. It's really easy, once you get the steps down.

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"Once you get the steps down" being the key words?

I'm a huge believer in DIY, but I'm also an ex RV tech? I've seen and repaired the results of that first attempt at winterizing way too many times. I would suggest you have a mobile repairman come out and do it for you/show you how while you take pics and notes? This experience awesome for gaining first hand experience regarding YOUR coach. This lets you get to work in the future (like when returning from a spring break into freezing weather?), without having to sift through all sorts of generic info.

Unless you are very mechanically inclined, it's very possible (and very common!) to miss something important, and that lesson can be an expensive one!

If you're determined to try it yourself, some of the more common problem areas I remember repairing frequently are low point drains located in out of the way places, water heaters (!!), toilet valves (!!!!), water filters and appliances like ice makers and washing machines, city water hook ups, and water pumps?
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