Winterizing the RV

And so the Labour Day weekend has begun…and to mark the occassion I have winterized the trailer.

Antifreeze in the lines…check.
Antifreeze in the drains….check.
Hot water tank drained….check.
Holding tanks drained and antifreeze in them…check.
All liquids out of the cupboards…ahh…I better go check double check that!

Here’s the order I always use in winterizing.

1. Make sure the holding tanks are empty.
2. Open the taps and take the ends off the low point drains
3. Remove the plug on the hot water tank and let it drain
4. Close the flow director for the hot water tank
5. With all the water drained, open the flow director for the water pump to be able to pump the antifreeze
6. Close all the taps, turn on the water pump while putting the intake into the antifreeze jug
7. Open one tap, hot and cold at a time and let the antifreeze run through the taps
8. Make sure that the outside taps get antifreeze too
9. Pour some antifreeze down the drains and into the toilet
10. I leave the drain plug out of the hot water tank – just in case their any water sitting in there…remember a little water freezes faster than large amounts
11. Remove the battery – clean the posts and put in a small box – store where it won’t freeze – ours always goes in the garage
12. Go inside the house and cry that winter is coming!

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