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Old 11-16-2015, 07:38 AM   #11
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Good Job, Lodiguy! One of my old neighbors use to take his rig to the dealer and pay $75.00 to have it winterized. He said he wanted to make sure it was done right. I prefer to learn how to do things yourself. I've always found it to be personally fulfilling, as well as financially rewarding.

And next year, you'll be answering the winterizing questions instead of asking them! Well done!
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:56 AM   #12
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I am on my third RV and my third time screwing up the first Winterization... The new motorhome has a "fancy" system of knobs that you have to move to the right position to do the job... I was working in the dark and drained almost half a gallon before I figured out I had gone past "Winterization" and was instead "Sanitizing" my fresh water tank.... It is going to take me hours to completely flush the pink residue out in the spring
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:04 AM   #13
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Good job. Sort of sad to put the TT to bed for a couple months.

FWIW -- we don't need to winterize in this part of California, maybe blow out the lines. I live the valley too, near Fresno, sure we get some cold nights but it isn't cold long enough to freeze lines inside your TT. I simply drain tanks & water heater then blow out the lines with my compressor. I do add antifreeze to the sink traps and toilet.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:23 AM   #14
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I've never done it. For $75, I have the campground do it as it sits on my seasonal spot all winter.
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:10 AM   #15
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It was just a cheap learning curve. $12 verses $75 plus fuel & time.
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:51 AM   #16
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I am on my third RV and my third time screwing up the first Winterization... The new motorhome has a "fancy" system of knobs that you have to move to the right position to do the job... I was working in the dark and drained almost half a gallon before I figured out I had gone past "Winterization" and was instead "Sanitizing" my fresh water tank.... It is going to take me hours to completely flush the pink residue out in the spring
Tip: Leave the drain plug out of the WH when you begin to de-winterize. That'll give you a head start on clearing the antifreeze from the water heater. (Ask me about 2012-2013 when I though I knew what I was doing)
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:22 PM   #17
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You are still ahead if you had taken it to the dealer.

Now you know for the future. Well done
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:33 PM   #18
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If equipped, did you remember to winterize the outside shower. I made that mistake...twice. It's a good thing replacements are cheap. What can I say? I'm a slow learner.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:31 PM   #19
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I did it the easy way this year ! The dealer did it when I bought the trailer now I have to wait until next spring to use it
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