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View Poll Results: Who winterizes your RV?
I do my own winterizing 610 87.14%
I get a dealer or RV service center to winterize 42 6.00%
I never winterize because I fulltime 7 1.00%
I get a friend or relative to help me because I`m cluless 4 0.57%
I never winterize because it never gets that cold here. 32 4.57%
I enjoy having frozen pipes, never think about it 5 0.71%
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #101
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What about the built in tank cleaner, does that need anti-freeze?
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:58 PM   #102
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What about the built in tank cleaner, does that need anti-freeze?
Yes, they sell a hand pump to add antifreeze to the black tank flush
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #103
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This is the first year I did it myself what a breeze not sure why I did not do it before
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:55 AM   #104
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Which method did you use?
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #105
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After a final weekend camping on Vets' day, came home to get anti-freeze in system before first good cold snap due the next night. In my haste, forget to bypass water heater. Realized before I was finished and flushed the entire system until all clear water came out. Started over, was done in 20 min.
Now, Question, when cleaning out camper for winter do you take EVERYTHING out? By this I mean beside the food, how about pots and pans, dishes and silverware and linen? Picked up dryer sheets today and plan on placing throughout the camper.
Have a bunch of strapping, was considering making a rib frame to put on roof and cover with tarp. This is to keep snow from building up as it will be outside. Should I bother? Previous owner stated he just shoveled off roof as necessary. If not, what do you use to cover the AC unit?
As for the stabilizers, I have mine down thinking this will relieve some to the pressure on the tires. Not a good idea? Was planning on greasing the threads so as not to rust.
Finally, my TT sits beside the house at the end of the driveway but on the grass. Should I extend my driveway to accommodate TT? If I leave on the grass, (at least for this winter) is there any precautions I should use? Any suggestions, ideas or criticisms welcomed.
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #106
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I`m winterized.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:33 AM   #107
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(I voted)

I do my own winterizing. Might be overkill but I blew the lines out with air, making sure I got air through every spigot (hot and cold) plus the low point drain.

The I run antifreeze into the potable tank until I pumped pink through every spigot hot and cold.

Is this incorrect and/or too much?
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:24 AM   #108
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With the temps we are seeing in the "What`s your weather like?" thread, I sure hope everyone in the cold areas got good and winterized this year! We have not seen temps like this in some time. Could also be some reports of vinyl floors splitting in the extreme cold spots, have heard about that before.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:36 PM   #109
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227 out of 257 voters do their own winterizing, Impressive! 13 of those other 30 never have to winterize, and one enjoys having frozen pipes!
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So my question is how many use antifreeze as opposed to blowing out the lines? Seems to me it would be better if you could get rid of the water instead of using antifreeze. Opinions please.
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