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View Poll Results: Who winterizes your RV?
I do my own winterizing 612 87.06%
I get a dealer or RV service center to winterize 42 5.97%
I never winterize because I fulltime 8 1.14%
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 4.55%
I enjoy having frozen pipes, never think about it 5 0.71%
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:55 PM   #151
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I live in snowbird country and IF it gets that cold I just park it in my shop till weather warms.
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Old 10-10-2015, 02:36 PM   #152
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I winterized our trailer today. A 2005 19H

It was a first time for me and with the tips from this thread it was super easy. Took about half an hour and 2 beers.

I was actually surprised how easy it really was. Why any one would pay a dealer to this is beyond me. A little research and it is a piece of cake.

Thanks for all the tips.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:16 PM   #153
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I winterized our trailer today. A 2005 19H

It was a first time for me and with the tips from this thread it was super easy. Took about half an hour and 2 beers.

I was actually surprised how easy it really was. Why any one would pay a dealer to this is beyond me. A little research and it is a piece of cake.

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Old 10-10-2015, 06:45 PM   #154
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We still have one more trip planned for this year but I have already been thinking of how to winterize the TT. This is my first trailer that needs to be winterized. I live in Southeast Missouri where we can see nights into the teens and single digits, although not very often. I was just going to use the compressed air method but after reading thru this thread I think a smarter idea would be to blow out the lines and then follow with anti-freeze, just to be sure. We are not sure but we might go out one more time in November, before it gets too cold.

There is a lot of great information on this forum, thanks to everyone that shares their experience and knowledge.
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:10 PM   #155
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I winterized our TT for the first time and, due to the info in this forum, found it to be relatively quick and painless. We are taking our Whitehawk to Florida in December for ten days, so I will have the pleasure of de-winterizing and then winterizing again before heading back to Michigan. But still, it is just too much fun and well worth it!
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Old 11-15-2015, 03:25 PM   #156
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Well it took two attempts and 4.5 gallons of antifreeze, but we finally got our plumbing winterized.
Drained the water out of the fresh tank. I had the water heater drained and the plug removed. I then thought I bypassed it.
Turned on the water pump and sucked the first gallon right out the water heater drain plug. Instead of flushing the outside shower. I had turned the lows point drain valves instead of the water heater bypass valves under the bathroom sink.
After another trip to Walmart, for more antifreeze. Back to the camper, armed with 4 gallons. I found the bypass valves for the water heater under the bed, turned them and everything went as planned. Finished up I though) and then forgot the toilet. Opened one more gallon and flushed that line. Dumped the rest down all the "P" traps. DONE!
Good for 5 weeks until we use it for a trip during Christmas. Now I know where everything is and what goes where.
Of course this is after I went and bought a hand pump and then found a suction hose on the water pump.
Darn rookie RV owner. And yes I did read the owners manual. It doesn't tell you where things are located, just the procedures.
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^^There is a learning curve for all of us to go through, next time should be a breeze now that you know where everything is and how the system works.
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The temps here in Sacramento typically do not hit freezing. I do not have any plans to winterize.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:18 PM   #159
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Woke up the other night about 2am and realized I never drained the lines from our last trip (was 30-32 outside). Didnt sleep good the rest of the night and grabbed 2 gals of RV antifreeze the next morning before I forgot. My T-day chore or at least one of them.
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Well it took two attempts and 4.5 gallons of antifreeze, but we finally got our plumbing winterized.
Drained the water out of the fresh tank. I had the water heater drained and the plug removed. I then thought I bypassed it.
Turned on the water pump and sucked the first gallon right out the water heater drain plug. Instead of flushing the outside shower. I had turned the lows point drain valves instead of the water heater bypass valves under the bathroom sink.
After another trip to Walmart, for more antifreeze. Back to the camper, armed with 4 gallons. I found the bypass valves for the water heater under the bed, turned them and everything went as planned. Finished up I though) and then forgot the toilet. Opened one more gallon and flushed that line. Dumped the rest down all the "P" traps. DONE!
Good for 5 weeks until we use it for a trip during Christmas. Now I know where everything is and what goes where.
Of course this is after I went and bought a hand pump and then found a suction hose on the water pump.
Darn rookie RV owner. And yes I did read the owners manual. It doesn't tell you where things are located, just the procedures.
We did the same thing used 3 gallons to complete. Thought we had bypassed the hot water heater but the valves seemed to turn back openn we pumped it in, a lot ran out the hot water heater. We are rookies too, but it is done.
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