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Old 08-05-2014, 08:03 AM   #1
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De-Winterizing the Rig

What if I may ask, is the proper way to De-winterize a Motor-Home? Any and all advise would be grateful. This Rig has a water filter near the Kitchen Sink for a separate tap, I can't think of anything else to add. What do we do to get ready for the road as well as a trip (856 Miles one way) Thank You!

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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Mostly a reverse of the steps used to winterize.
Check batteries, state of charge; clean connections.
Fresh water into the holding tank, run the pump to flush any RV A/F out of the lines. Open the water heater by-pass and fill the heater, re-flush the lines.
Drain and sanitize the fresh tank & re-flush the lines.
Test fire all propane systems check for ; wasp nests in furnace and fridge vents first.
Inspect roof seams for pealing sealant, cycle the slides & levelers , checking for proper operation.
Check all fluid levels , tire pressures , all the lights, just like you would pre-trip, start the coach, check alternator out put , take rig out for a 1/2 hour road test, drain the holding tanks, and recheck all fluids on your return.
Wash , wax, fill with fuel. Spend a night in the coach in your yard or driveway if possible , or book a night in a local RV park , so at least if something is wrong your close to home to get tools or parts.
Then get out and enjoy your trip.

EDIT: Forgot , test run gen set , make sure all engine servicing is up to date.

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If they used the pink stuff it needs the be flushed. Bypass valves in correct position, is the plug in water heater just to start. Tires,oil in motor and genny need to be checked.
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De-Winterizing the Rig

Take the element out of the filter housing and dump it two or three times to get the RV AF out of it. It usually takes a couple of tanks of water to flush all of the pinky taste out of our coach. Some add a bit of clorox to the first tank, or a few oz of bleach in 20 - 30 gals water, to flush out their system. I'll try that next year.

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Thanks for all the advise, you guys are great!
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