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View Poll Results: Who winterizes your RV?
I do my own winterizing 616 87.01%
I get a dealer or RV service center to winterize 43 6.07%
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 4.52%
I enjoy having frozen pipes, never think about it 5 0.71%
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #71
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What? Nobody enjoys having frozen pipes? Where`s the honesty in this poll...............

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:18 PM   #72
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Already done, did it myself. Quick and easy!

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:04 AM   #73
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Easy, cheap, and the tt is right next to the S&B so I can do it at my leasure. Never a rush when it only takes an hour or so.
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UNLESS they are caught transporting earwigs.

Why would he put a wig on his ears??


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Old 10-05-2012, 09:09 PM   #76
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RV anti freeze was only $2.97 a gal today at Walmart. So at that rate it would take me about $4.50 to winterize.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #77
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Why would he put a wig on his ears??

Earwigs are Healthi's pet bugs she takes RVing with her..
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #78
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I was wondering the same thing myself. The sewer drains are under the rv and exposed to freezing temps. so should they be treated or drained? Let me know what you hear.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:14 PM   #79
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"Winterized our 197 today. Managed to pump out a gallon of antifreeze before I realized I had the valves wrong at the water heater. When I kneeled down to let the water out at the low point drain, I saw that on my last trip, the valve must have got broken off on the way home! I plugged the hose with a marker pen and tightened the clamp on it.

The valves at the water heater are nearly inaccessible with out taking another panel off under the bed, which I ended up doing. This 197 pumps water a way better than the other one. I guess I didn't know any different until we bought this one!

I only overnighted in this 197 a few times and I could never seem to get a decent temperature at the shower. I am wondering if one of the valves at the water heater was wrong. I guess I won't know until I use it again next Spring.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #80
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Winterizing our TT was a first for me this year as the pop-up we had before didn't much of winterizing. Our dealer explained how to do it when we had our walkthrough and he made it all sound so easy. It was easy but it took me about 2hr cause I went slowly, reviewing my notes every so often. Next year should be faster. Blowing out the lines took a while cause I have a cheap air compressor that "cried" everytime I opened a faucet. I had to wait a few minutes between each faucet just to let the compressor build up the pressure again. I set the compresor to 40psi cause a friend recommended not going higher than 45psi and I wanted to be safe. It took just under 2-gallons of antifreeze to run through all the lines including the outside shower. I poured what was left down the traps.

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