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Old 09-16-2022, 10:21 AM   #1
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Winterizing 2000 Bounder

New owner here. A few questions before I put the RV in outdoor storage for the MN winter.
1. Should I remove chassis battery and house batteries?
2. Process to winterize the lines?
3. Process to winterize the generator?

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Old 11-02-2022, 10:06 PM   #2
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wow ! Just saw your post with no follow up post! I hope by now you have looked for answers. Can’t tell you about batteries in MN winters I would probably remove them but take pictures first.

Winterizing I usually blow out my lines with a small 12v dc compressor hocked up to my city fill connection. Open all faucets and flush toilet and press test button on ice maker if equipped. Drain all water. Then connect a hose to the pump and add RV antifreeze takes about 3 gallons to every place. Don’t forget hot water tank and add pink there too. Also add pink antifreeze to the sink and shower drain traps.As far as the generator goes I would add staybill in gas and run it for a :30 minutes before taking batteries out.

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Old 11-03-2022, 03:35 AM   #3
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i have a 2002 bounder diesel, (which i have for sale) upgraded to newer HR. The gen i don't touch, as far as the winterizing. i located the pump, removed suction hose and plumbed in a hose to put in jug on winterizing antifreeze, i run it threw everything, after i drain hot water tank, (don't forget that part!!) i did. tank does not look pretty after. drain water tank. don't forget ice maker if you have one. the batteries i took pictures of how they were connected, has 4 house batteries and 2 starting batteries. i remove them every winter is it gets -45 Celius here. better safe than sorry. if they are fully charged, they should be ok they say. but its a $1500, ohh shitt
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Old 11-03-2022, 05:21 PM   #4
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good to blow water lines, but if you want to add glycol, crawl under at HWT, there is a sheet metal panel screwed on back. Remove screws and you'll find a 3 way ball valve so you can divert water/glycol from HWT to system. I just MT water tank and put in a 9 liter jug of glycol and pressurize system. Open each tap till you see technicolor of glycol. Add a liter or so at each sink trap. Be sure to get glycol into toilet flush valve., ice maker, and alternate filtered water outlet at kitchen sink.
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Old 11-22-2022, 10:47 AM   #5
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After pulling my six batteries one year (Virginia), I let them sit last winter. Started right up in the Spring. Different climate for sure, but it may be less required in colder climates. Still probably the best course of action, but time and struggle to get all the wiring back in order wasn't worth it for me.
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