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Crabman 10-26-2011 11:57 AM

Winterizing Central and Winterizing Poll -2012
 
Welcome to Winterizing Central. Do you Winterize your trailer or have someone else do it? Have Winterizing questions? Ask away, we`ll do our best. Winterizing tips or stories of Winterizing nightmares/calamities/lessons learned also welcome. Yep, its that time of year again. (BTW- Crabman does his own Winterizing)

Basic Winterizing instructions

Compressed air only Winterizing video


Typical water heater bypass valve setup:


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Typical water pump equipped with winterizing bypass valves. The clear hose goes in the antifreeze jug. The image shows the valves in the NORMAL OPERATING position. For winterizing, the valve on the clear hose would be open and the valve on the suction line coming from the fresh water tank would be closed.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/attachmen...5&d=1299018450




Typical non toxic RV antifreeze


https://www.jaycoowners.com/attachmen...4ad44839e8.jpg

Schooner 10-26-2011 12:06 PM

Dealer does it
 
I will have the dealer do the winterizing this year and next until the warranty is up. I have them address the warranty issues at the same time.

Crabman 10-26-2011 12:12 PM

Sounds like a plan, Schooner. Please vote in the poll!

dalenoel 10-26-2011 12:31 PM

1/2 hour of time and I know it is done right.

wiscampsin 10-26-2011 12:40 PM

We do our own. Easy, cheap, and done right.

Topflight 10-26-2011 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wiscampsin (Post 41596)
We do our own. Easy, cheap, and done right.

X2

jwstewar 10-26-2011 01:50 PM

I've got one down and one to go. I did Mom's yesterday. Took me maybe 1/2 hour - if that. We are planning another trip the first weekend of November, so ours will winterized once we return from that. I'm hoping we get to use it more next year.

hammerdown 10-26-2011 03:37 PM

Already did it myself but will be heading to the Keys in Jan. and will probably have to do it again on the way home in March. Oh well.

BluJay 10-26-2011 03:55 PM

While we're on the topic of winterization (I did my own): My X17Z will be staying outside this winter. Two questions....

1. Stabilizers up or down?
2 I'd like to protect the roof as much as possible, and have access to a quality (not blue) tarp that will cover and drape about 1' on each side. A/C and wheels are already covered. Tarp or No Tarp?:confused:

Crabman 10-26-2011 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BluJay (Post 41620)
While we're on the topic of winterization (I did my own): My X17Z will be staying outside this winter. Two questions....

1. Stabilizers up or down?
2 I'd like to protect the roof as much as possible, and have access to a quality (not blue) tarp that will cover and drape about 1' on each side. A/C and wheels are already covered. Tarp or No Tarp?:confused:

I keep stabilizers up. No tarps for me, too windy here and I would be concerned with chafing issues.


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