Quick Guide to Winterize Your RV

by RainF 19. December 2014 08:44

Winter weather has landed and this typically calls for the end of RV Camping season. During this time many people park their RVs next to their home and forget about it till the next season. However, if you don’t take the time to properly winterize your RV, then it may not see the next summer without dire repairs.

So why should you take the time to winterize your RV? It’s so the plumbing won’t freeze and explode from the expansion of ice in the lines. Just like a normal home, if you keep your plumbing dormant during freezing months without any preventative action, then you’ll see the same exploded plumbing results.

As you can see we’ve highlighted the 5 major major steps when winterize your RV. Below is an illustration of the steps on a standard RV. Not all RV’s are built the same so we advise you to read your user manual as you follow along.
5 Steps Winterize RV

  1. You'll want to drain the fresh water tank, gray and black holding tanks completely.

  2. Once the tanks are drained, you'll want to clean the gray and black holding tanks with a cleaning wand or flush them with a cleaning solution thoroughly.

  3. Drain the hot water tank.

  4. Run compressed air at 30 psi or recommended on your RV through the water lines to completely drain the faucets, showers and toilets of remaining water.

  5. Pump RV specific anti-freeze (pink in color) through all the water lines. Run the faucets, showers and toilets till pink antifreeze comes through.

Below we've found a great video resource that goes through all the steps in detail for winterizing your RV:

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