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View Poll Results: Who winterizes your RV?
I do my own winterizing 617 87.02%
I get a dealer or RV service center to winterize 43 6.06%
I never winterize because I fulltime 8 1.13%
I get a friend or relative to help me because I`m cluless 4 0.56%
I never winterize because it never gets that cold here. 32 4.51%
I enjoy having frozen pipes, never think about it 5 0.71%
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:58 PM   #181
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Winterize 2016 29lbs ??

I found what may have been the valves for the low point drain under the bathroom sink. I turned them and nothing came out.
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:03 PM   #182
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I'm heading out to my camper in a few days to complete a few things I forgot to grab when I initially stored it, I don't want my tools in there all winter (some have batteries, etc). Plus I just need an excuse to go see 'her' again anyway. I'll document the low point drain deal with pics or a video. In my model, the valves are also in the bathroom cabinet under the sink. I completely forgot about that part of the system so I have to go back and correct that anyway, so I'll try to remember to take some pics. It sounds like you found the correct valves, but I'm not sure if you actually opened them, they aren't like the valves on your water heater. Next time you open them, have your water pump on. It helps to have 2 people for this... one outside confirming the antifreeze is coming out, and you inside to turn the valves off again once that has happened If nothing comes out at all and your water system is pressurized, it doesn't sound like the valves are actually open. I also picked up a small hand pump so I can manually pump antifreeze into the system from outside the camper. Should come in handy for the black tank flush and city water connection.
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Old 10-11-2016, 05:54 PM   #183
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Thank you.
I been reading the form. I think I was suppose to pull the valves not turn them. They don't look like the normal valves I'm used to seeing.
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:27 AM   #184
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Overwhelmingly we seem to be a bunch of do-it-yourselfers... Self-sufficient, independent types for the most part. I think that's one of the draws of this madness for me.
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:29 AM   #185
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Thank you.
I been reading the form. I think I was suppose to pull the valves not turn them. They don't look like the normal valves I'm used to seeing.
Yup! They pull. Just depressurize the water system first. They are drains, not service valves.
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Old 10-19-2016, 03:29 PM   #186
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So I've decided not to buy a complete cover for our RV, but what would you cover over the winter months?
Air Conditioner unit? Tires? What else?

(I'm in Canada - it can get to below 0F/-30C)
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Old 10-19-2016, 04:21 PM   #187
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So I've decided not to buy a complete cover for our RV, but what would you cover over the winter months?
Air Conditioner unit? Tires? What else?

(I'm in Canada - it can get to below 0F/-30C)
The only cover you need is a couple solar panels to keep your battery charged

I am in Calgary as well and I don't cover anything. I have thought about covering my tires for UV protection but I will wear them out or replace them before they get dried out from sun exposure. I believe tires have a finite shelf life of 4-5 years anyway. Our 2014 trailer still looks fine.

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Old 10-19-2016, 04:49 PM   #188
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Only 5 enjoy having frozen pipes?
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:10 AM   #189
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First time winterizer here, found the fateful black tank flush valve leaking. Should I just try to blow air through it or leave it be? I obviously dont want to pump antifreeze through it.

Do you guys cover your furnace/hwh/fridge vents with tape or anything?

What about your TV's leave in or take home?

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Old 10-24-2016, 08:22 AM   #190
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First time winterizer here, found the fateful black tank flush valve leaking. Should I just try to blow air through it or leave it be? I obviously dont want to pump antifreeze through it.

Do you guys cover your furnace/hwh/fridge vents with tape or anything?

What about your TV's leave in or take home?

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There's nothing wrong with putting antifreeze in your black tank flush. I did.

You can use a hand pump that camco makes. I know most people don't worry about the black tank flush at all though.
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