Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-29-2015, 12:08 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 21
winterizing

My husband and i have 2 different view points on after you put antifreeze in your MH, can you leave the faucets open or do you need to close them. Eveything that i have seen, people turn them back off once the pink stuff is running thru. My husband says its all right to leave them open. Any suggestions?
__________________

__________________
bugsydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-29-2015, 01:05 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
sirpurrcival's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,069
Never seen any recommendation on that one way or the other. I usually close but that is more habit than based on anything I have ever been told or read. I have never had a problem doing it that way.
__________________

__________________
1999 - National Tropi Cal
sirpurrcival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 08:24 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
wanderso's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,045
Winnebago says to close them in our owner's manual and mentions the possibility of bugs (spiders, etc) getting in but that applies only to the freshwater drain valve under the coach if it doesn't have a screen on the outlet.

Some say that leaving valves open can result in seals drying out and future drips, etc.

I blow out the lines with an air compressor @ <40 psi. Don't forget to: drain the water heater and enable the bypass valve, add RV antifreeze to the shower and sink drains, run air through the toilet valve (or antifreeze through whole system). In my case, draining all freshwater lines and applying air pressure is sufficient. The only antifreeze I use is for the shower, sink drains, a little in the black water tank through the toilet, and a very small amount through a pickup tube at the water pump so that the filter and innards don't freeze. If I don't do the water pump here, I remove the sediment bowl at the pump and empty it. I like this limited antifreeze approach because it avoids tasting remnants of RV antifreeze for the first several outings next spring. I've also found that the thickness of the RV antifreeze can clog the bathroom sink screen in my case.

Winnebago speaks of both the air compressor and antifreeze method in the owner's manual and closing all valves after the procedure.
__________________
History: '08 View, '05 Chinook, '01 Jamboree 24D, '78 Apache Popup, 81 Komfort Tlr,
84 Mazda B2000 'w canopy,
Tent from wedding shower in '96
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
winter



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Winterizing Question chc59 iRV2.com General Discussion 7 10-17-2015 10:05 AM
winterizing 2016 silverback 33ik tobynichols 5th Wheel Discussion 2 10-06-2015 06:58 PM
Winterizing question RE: residential refrigerator Campnfools RV Systems & Appliances 4 10-05-2015 06:03 PM
Un Winterizing wth bypass switich - 2005 Diplomat jjhenley Monaco Owner's Forum 3 03-23-2015 04:28 PM
winterizing question and Hydro hot malsbeaver RV Systems & Appliances 9 12-30-2014 02:39 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.