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Old 12-15-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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Do I need to winterize? and a couple other questions..

Hello again folks and sorry you are hearing from me more than you probably want to...

I live in San Antonio TX where it hardly freezes, i have the TT parked in an open storage lot. Do I need to winterize? I plan on using the TT at least once a month even during the little winter we have here in South TX.
If winterizing is recommended, is there a website with easy instructions?
While i am on the subject, what do you recommend to disinfect the fresh water tank if i want to go boondocking?

Lastly (and i will shut up for a while, i promise), is there a good website with RV parks and destinations? the hardest part we i have come across so far is to find vacancies in State Parks during the days i'd like to travel...

thanks in advance!
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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I found a very simple way of doing the winterizing...

Drain your water tank, dump grey and black tank, drain the water heater...

Build yourself a blow out plug that connects to a air compressor or buy a standard blow out plug.

Pressurize the system with 40-50 PSI of air pressure and open each faucet, toilet, outside shower, inside shower, etc... Till all the water is blown out... The open your low point drains one at a time till all the water is blown out.

Then add a cup of RV anti-freeze to all the drain traps...

Pretty simple...
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:27 PM   #3
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If it hardly freezes in your neck of the woods then I would not bother with winterizing, but I might suggest that you keep your tanks full of water other than sewage and keep your lines full of water under pressure. You should not have any problems as it takes the temp to really drop before it becomes a problem, so if the temp hovers around 32 degrees Fahrenheit or a few degrees below that, you will have no problems. If it has the tendency to drop to zero then it may be already to late.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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so, best to have water if not winterizing? i am glad you said that, as i was under the impression it is best if lines are totally empty of water in case it freezes...
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:31 PM   #5
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Like some say live in it then you don't have to worry about it freezeing much...

After dealing with a older motorhome with a blown pipe from freeze up I'd rather not take chances...
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:17 PM   #6
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If it gets below 30 and stays there more then 3 days best to winterize.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:36 PM   #7
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Easy little tool...



Easier to blow the lines out than its to pull the interior apart trying to replumb it...

As for web sites on travel places.. I've not found anything yet myself...
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RV Winterizing….Blowing Out the Lines Method.
You will need an air compressor or some source of air with an air hose.
An air hose chuck.
A water inlet / air adapter.
And less then a gal. of RV antifreeze.

1. Drain fresh water tank, close valve.
2. Drain hot water heater replace drain plug.
3. Dump and (flush if possible) both black and gray water holding tanks, leave gray water valve open.
4. Screw compressed air adaptor into the fresh water inlet. The adapter is available from Camping World, Walmart, or most RV dealers.
5. Apply compressed air, keeping the pressure at 30 PSI but less than 40 PSI. You may need someone to hold the air hose on the adapter.
6. Open then close each faucet, hot and cold, one valve at a time, allowing the compressed air to force the water out of the line. Don't forget the shower and toilet and outside shower. Run the water pump with a faucet open for a few seconds to clear out all the water. Remove and replace the ice maker hose on the outside if equipped. Open both low point drains and close.
7. Remove the drain plug from the hot water tank and allow the compressed air to blow out the remaining water. Reinstall drain plug.
8. Remove the compressed air source and adapter. Close gray tank valve.
9. Pour a few cups of RV antifreeze down each drain and toilet.
10. You’re done.
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Check out this site for RV parks, just click on the state you are going to. http://www.rvparkreviews.com/
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so, best to have water if not winterizing? i am glad you said that, as i was under the impression it is best if lines are totally empty of water in case it freezes...
Not if you are not in the real freezing zones.
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