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Old 10-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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Can I winterize it and do I cover it or don't bother???

Well, time to think about winterizing the Jayco 19H. This is the first winter we have owned it. Is winterizing some sort of special skill that only the Dealer should do or would I be able to handle it myself?

Also, to cover or not to cover? Seems like many say donít bother and equally as many say it should be covered. I did have a cover for my tent trailer and it was a breathable one so as not to lock in moisture under the cover. Is the concept still the same for these Hybrids? We do get a fair amount of snow here so leaving it uncovered donít seem right to me but thatís why Iím asking here.

Many thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.

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Old 10-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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My husband winterized our 25e Jayco so it can be done without taking it to the dealer.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:54 PM   #3
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Harry it is a very simple task to winterize your unit. First go to the dealer,purchase a fitting that will connect to the city water water inlet.screw this in attach an air compressor to fitting ,starting with the farest faucet open this until only air comes out,move on to the next faucet and prepeat . I don't know if you have a by pass on the hot water heater,if so close the inlet andoutlet valves open the center oneand blow all water out. Next locate the hose that is connected to the pump,close the valve to the fresh water tank and open the one that is on this pickup hose,turn pump on and draw antifreeze into the system,opening one faucet at a time until antifreeze comes out. do the same for the stool and ad some to the bowl,also put some in all traps. this will save up to a$100.00. antifreeze runs about $3.00.Have a nice day
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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It should explain how to do this in your manual.
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Every region of the country has different requirments for this process. We have a couple of weeks of actual winter where I live and we winterize by turning on the heat.
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It is safe to assume that if you are on this forum you are used to using the internet. I would recommend that you open up Youtube on your browser and search 'how to winterize an RV' and you will see many different methods, suggesstions and tips on how best to prepare your RV for the upcoming winter. I find many of the RV Youtube videos to be super helpful and even more so if you are a visual learner. IMHO, winterizing can seem complicated but the first time I did it I scratched my head and said 'Is that all there is to it...that was too easy!'
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It is safe to assume that if you are on this forum you are used to using the internet. I would recommend that you open up Youtube on your browser and search 'how to winterize an RV' and you will see many different methods, suggesstions and tips on how best to prepare your RV for the upcoming winter. I find many of the RV Youtube videos to be super helpful and even more so if you are a visual learner. IMHO, winterizing can seem complicated but the first time I did it I scratched my head and said 'Is that all there is to it...that was too easy!'
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Can I winterize it and do I cover it or don't bother???

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It is safe to assume that if you are on this forum you are used to using the internet. I would recommend that you open up Youtube on your browser and search 'how to winterize an RV' and you will see many different methods, suggesstions and tips on how best to prepare your RV for the upcoming winter. I find many of the RV Youtube videos to be super helpful and even more so if you are a visual learner. IMHO, winterizing can seem complicated but the first time I did it I scratched my head and said 'Is that all there is to it...that was too easy!'
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Save your $ and do it yourself. I'm new to trailer ownership and just winterized mine. It was super easy!
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I have an X23B and we do use cover in the winter. Good for UV protection
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Winterizing is fairly easy; just make sure you get a little antifreeze in every line, such as the outdoor shower and the toilet. One gallon should do, but you can buy 2 and if you do not use it all it will be good for next fall.

If you use the compressed air method, you just have to reduce the air pressure.

You do not state what part of the country you are from. I personally like to have the roof vent covered, if you are in an area that gets a lot of snow and ice.
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