It is just about that time to start thinking about winterizing your RV. As summer comes to a close and fall swings in you need to be prepared to winterize your water system on your RV. I have found that a lot of the readers are new to the RVing world, and I find it fun to teach them how to take care of their RV. So when I came across this article from RVT.com I knew I had to share with you. Keep in mind that if you ever have any questions about your RV and can’t figure out what to do you can always call your local Central PA RV Dealer and we will be more than happy to lend a helping hand. If you don’t properly winterize your RV you could be in a world of hurt when spring comes around and you are ready to hit the road again.
To winterize your RV’s water system, follow these handy tips and always remember to check your RV manual for specific winterization procedures:
1. Remove and bypass any inline water filters before winterizing the water system.
2. Drain fresh, gray and black water holding tanks. Flush gray and black water tanks. Use WD40 (Water Displacement 40) to lubricate termination valves.
3. Allow water heater to cool, then drain.
4. Open all hot and cold faucets, toilet valve, outside shower if you have one and the two low point drain lines (hot and cold). Use a water pump to force out water remaining in lines.
5. By-pass the water heater and disconnect the inlet (fresh water) connection to the water pump or install a water pump converter kit.
6. Use your siphon hose from your winterizing converter kit to pump RV anti-freeze (use only approved RV Anti-Freeze) through your entire water system. Run your water pump until you see anti-freeze coming out every faucet. Make sure you also dump anti-freeze into any sink drain ‘traps’.
7. Turn off faucets and replace caps.
This listing is only a reference guide. Lerch RV is not responsible for any damage occurred from following said guide. If you are doubtful of winterizing your RV yourself, please allow a certified RV Service Center to winterize your RV.
If anyone else has any good winterizing tips or hints, feel free to share them here on the Camping PA forums or post them on Lerch RV’s Facebook Page.
Safe Travels and Happy RVing!