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We store our Class C away from home and so have no access to water or electricity. We did successfully winterize our RV while parked. I am wondering if anyone has dewinterized their RV on the first trip out after winter?


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I did it at the first campsite we stopped at. Just needed water at the site to do it.


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Yes, several times Usually because as I do not have a dump station at home, the campground s the first place I can flush the lines and tanks, and have a sewer line to carry off the water. If I flush lines at home, it all has to go in the tanks, which means I need to dump anyway. Our irst each year canpground has a good sewage system, and I connected to our local water system, which has good water. So we go with dry tanks, and antifreeze, and leave with fresh water in tanks, lines and water heater, and almost empty grey and black tanks.


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Yes, several times Usually because as I do not have a dump station at home, the campground s the first place I can flush the lines and tanks, and have a sewer line to carry off the water. If I flush lines at home, it all has to go in the tanks, which means I need to dump anyway. Our irst each year canpground has a good sewage system, and I connected to our local water system, which has good water. So we go with dry tanks, and antifreeze, and leave with fresh water in tanks, lines and water heater, and almost empty grey and black tanks.

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After dewinterizing thys also a good time to sanitize the fresh water system. A cup of bleach in the fresh water tank, fill it with water and run it through the lines. Let it sit for a few hours. Then drain the tank and fill with water and run through the system.


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We do it first trip each year.

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We generally try to do it a week or 2 before our first trip in case there are any ISSUES...

There are years that the weather will not allow us to do that, then we just do it at our first campground.. No issues doing it that way, HOPEFULLY ! !


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Do it before you take off, never know what problems will come up.
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You can do it at home? Dang!

First campsite I'm in it gets done there.


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Why not? CG people can't tell if you are doing it. And it shouldn't matter anyways. Doesn't hurt anything. Just close the low point drains before leaving.
I always dewinterize at home first to make sure all systems are a go. But I understand some can't do that.

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