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Old 09-03-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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Winterizing Question

I plan on cleaning my x17z, removing the battery, and putting RV antifreeze through the water system before storing it this winter. Is there anthing else that is necessary - or adviseable? Thanks for your reply.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Oh man! It's too early to start talking winterizing! :lightning:

Let's keep looking for the sun and many more camping days.

Yeah, when you do winterize, don't forget the water heater. Drain and bypass before putting antifreeze in.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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Drive south so you don't have to winterize. Get a few of the containers that you put crystals in to pull the moisture out of the air. I keep my trailer under a shelter and keep the vents open so the inside temp is the same as the outside temp. No condensation that way.
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Some things that come to mind when I winterize:
  • Remove the battery from the smoke alarm(s)
  • Remove anything liquid that might freeze like cleaning items (hand soap, window cleaner, floor cleaner, toothpaste etc)
  • Remove all food items (so you don't encourage any critters to enter & stay for the winter)
  • If the weather permits, wash your rig and scrub the rubber roof (if you have one)
  • Put any items that could be used in an emergency situation in your house (I put the electric heater in my house). I already keep such camping items like sleeping bags, dutch oven, lights, propane stove, hot dog forks, mountain pie irons, etc in the house.
  • Optional, but I remove them: Television, DVD/VCR player, atomic clock
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:26 AM   #5
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Make sure to leave the fridge door open as well.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:30 AM   #6
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I just live in mine all winter. It is much easier that way. (smile)
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:58 AM   #7
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Thank you all. Those are excellent ideas.
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Some things that come to mind when I winterize:
  • Remove the battery from the smoke alarm(s)
  • Remove anything liquid that might freeze like cleaning items (hand soap, window cleaner, floor cleaner, toothpaste etc)
  • Remove all food items (so you don't encourage any critters to enter & stay for the winter)
  • If the weather permits, wash your rig and scrub the rubber roof (if you have one)
  • Put any items that could be used in an emergency situation in your house (I put the electric heater in my house). I already keep such camping items like sleeping bags, dutch oven, lights, propane stove, hot dog forks, mountain pie irons, etc in the house.
  • Optional, but I remove them: Television, DVD/VCR player, atomic clock

Also remove all paper products so any mice that do get in wont have nesting material.
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on the go-- You might want to put the battery on a " BATTERY MINDER" for the winter, even if stored in a warm area. I rotate my lawn tractor battery & tt battery monthly. A "minder" ( $25-30.00 at napa) will keep your battery in a fully charged state while in storage. Larry
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