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Old 09-19-2021, 05:13 AM   #1
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How big of a deal is it winterizing on the road. were planning on going south in january and coming back in february. we live in upstate ny
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Old 09-19-2021, 05:18 AM   #2
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I have never done it but don't see where doing it in a CG or even a rest stop would be any more difficult that at home.
I blow mine out prior to running pink but carry a portable compressor and have a generator for power if necessary.
Just make a list of what you need for tools / supplies and the steps.

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Old 09-19-2021, 06:58 AM   #3
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Run water pump while doing the rest of this (water pump will do the same job as a compressor and the ShurFlos are designed to run dry for a while, which clears the pump itself).
Dump/drain fresh water tank and open all low point drains and exit points, and open every faucet and exit point (include low point drains), flush toilet and block pedal to keep it open, remove water filter cartridge (if applicable), drain water heater or follow winterizing instructions if on demand type.
When all visible water and dripping has stopped, dump holding tanks, b/g, leave everything open until you get home, and you should be fine.
We've done it a few times.
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:08 AM   #4
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As long as you know your rig's winterization routine, it is not a problem. Stop at a campground for the night just before the freeze line. In the morning, perform your winterization. Can still use toilet (keep a gallon jug of water in the bathroom to flush). Dump when you get home.

We stay in a motel the last night before returning to MN in late Dec. (Not retired yet so have to get back for tax season). But we shorten up winter by leaving after Labor Day and returning in Dec or early January starting next year.
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Some recommend pouring RV antifreeze into all of the drains (sinks, shower) to get to the traps. I usually pour some into the toilet to keep the seal moist.
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