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View Poll Results: Who winterizes your RV?
I do my own winterizing 714 87.61%
I get a dealer or RV service center to winterize 51 6.26%
I never winterize because I fulltime 9 1.10%
I get a friend or relative to help me because I`m cluless 4 0.49%
I never winterize because it never gets that cold here. 32 3.93%
I enjoy having frozen pipes, never think about it 5 0.61%
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:06 PM   #201
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:09 PM   #202
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I do my own with compressed air and only use the pink antifreeze for the sink traps. My wife swears she can taste anti-freeze for several trips in the spring if I use it in the fresh water side. I think she's crazy, but it's no big deal to do the compressed air system so I don't mind.
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Old 10-31-2017, 01:10 PM   #203
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Oil from Compressor Concern?

Are any of you guys that use the compressed air method concerned about the oil particulates that are present in compressed air, or is everyone running a separator?

I see they have little inline filters for $2.50 at Harbor Freight. I think I'll put one in as a precaution, but was just curious if anyone else is doing this and not mentioning it or just not worrying about it.

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Old 11-04-2017, 04:03 PM   #204
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Could you tell me why I would keep the stabilizers up and if I don't have a wind issue is it still wise to cover the top? Why?
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:21 AM   #205
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Winterized the X213 yesterday. Done for the season.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:23 AM   #206
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Are you writing, that if I don't have the dealer winterize, I'll void any freezing issues. As long as I remember to winterize the sani-con, and black tank flush, I think I'll be ok. Thoughts?
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:53 AM   #207
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I just need clarification on a couple points if you don't mind me jumping in. When winter camping after you have winterized your camper you can still put water from a jug down the sinks or toilet? Do you put more antifreeze down the tanks? is it just the water lines you worry about? not the sewage tank lines?
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:57 AM   #208
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Winterizing Central and Winterizing Poll -2012

RVing in cold advice needed. Yeah, we are in Texas and donít really know what real cold is. But we are currently in an RV Park in central Texas. Forecast is to be in the mid 20ís tonight. What preparations should we make? We are in a jayco octain toy hauler. To the best of our knowledge, our holding tanks are not heated nor is our outside water hose. Am I safe just to fill my fresh water holding tank and disconnect outside hose or do I need to put antifreeze in holding tank too? I know most of you think in the 20s is nothing but we have never been in this kind of cold in an RV before - spoiled Texans.


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Old 12-31-2017, 09:16 AM   #209
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I will have the dealer do the winterizing this year and next until the warranty is up. I have them address the warranty issues at the same time.
Yep. Dealer winterizes until warranty runs out. The "poll" doesn't take in account those of us still under warranty. :-)
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:00 PM   #210
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RVing in cold advice needed. Yeah, we are in Texas and don’t really know what real cold is. But we are currently in an RV Park in central Texas. Forecast is to be in the mid 20’s tonight. What preparations should we make? We are in a jayco octain toy hauler. To the best of our knowledge, our holding tanks are not heated nor is our outside water hose. Am I safe just to fill my fresh water holding tank and disconnect outside hose or do I need to put antifreeze in holding tank too? I know most of you think in the 20s is nothing but we have never been in this kind of cold in an RV before - spoiled Texans.


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You can find a lot of varying advice, but here in Colorado mid 20's is common.

My two cents:
- a full winterization is obviously the safest thing to do. I can winterize in 20 mins with 2 gallons.

That said, I don't when the temps reach mid-20's as a overnight low. Short duration dips (a couple of hours) to the mid-20's don't worry me here.

BUT - I do run the furnace and turn on the tank heaters. I keep the coach warm - by propane or by electric heaters.

And I toss a small, 500 watt heater down into the basement are where all my plumbing is.

I've done this probably a dozen times without concern.

Yes, disconnect the hose and toss it inside.
No, I'd never put RV Antifreeze into the Fresh Water tank.
Yes, I'd dumped some RV Antifreeze into the black and grey tanks.


Again - winterizing is the safest bet.
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