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Old 03-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Dewinterize and winterize.....

That is the question. How many of you in the camping spirit of fighting off this winters "cabin fever", plan on dewinterizing your camper and then have to winterize again for storage at the beginning of camping season this year. That what I'm trying to decide myself.....

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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I will probably do that.
I am heading out April 12th, but probably won't get to NM for a few days.
I'll de-winterize it at the 1st stop, but I'll take 1 gal of anti-freeze to winterize if I need to before getting to warm weather.

It only takes about 15 minutes and $3 worth of anti-freeze.

That's my plan.

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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We're headed down south next week and are planning on winterizing before trip back. Won't take long at all.
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Last Spring this was not an issue here, I was dewinterized long before now. I still have not dewinterized yet this Spring which is unusual here in Eastern Va. Last Winter I dewinterized when we used the trailer in January during a warm spell, then I rewinterized after.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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I do that at the start and the end of freezing weather. Once it really gets cold and stays cold I only use drains to pour water down and then pour antifreeze down the drains when heading home.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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Like Crabman, here in Virginia I have not dewinterized yet, but the night temps are rising into the high 30s, so I will probably do it in a couple of weeks. First trip is scheduled for 25-28 April, so I'm in no hurry.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:14 AM   #7
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Well this is our first early spring time season with our TT and I'm trying to get a feel for procedures. The reason why I was hesitant on the whole de-winterizing and re-winterizing was the process of sanitizing the system which I had planned on doing. So, do y'all not sanitize after winterizing????
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Just for the short term Winter use I did not sanitize the system, we drink bottled water. When I dewinterize the final time which will be soon I will sanitize the system even though we still will not drink the water.
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Ahhh, so Crabman you just flush the inside lines that actually have the antifreeze in them? I guess showering is OK & hand & dishwashing washing???
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We usually wait until no more chance of freezing, then dewinterize and sanitize lines with bleach. As far as using the system for showering, dishwashing, etc., I would still recommend sanitizing to make sure no bad bacteria could get on you or your eating utensils. JMHO
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