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Posted: 03/11/19 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our first trip of the season has always been to a CG where I get a site with full hook ups to dewinterize and sanitize the FW tanks.


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I do it at home since I like to insure the hot water heater is working before I leave for the first trip. The couple of gallons of anti-freeze I use to winterize and the few gallons of water used to clear the lines that gets flushed into the holding tanks shouldn't be an issue when traveling to the first campsite of the season.

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rburrus wrote:

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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Posted: 03/12/19 06:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep. Also winterized it at a park last year.


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After sanitizing one now has a system full of bleach water including the Fresh Water tank. My latest trick is to open the FW tank drain when leaving the campground and let it dripple onto the highway. It's usually gone in time for the next stop/campground.


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Standard MO for us. No home to take it to. A CG is last stop before storage & first stop after storage.


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Posted: 03/12/19 08:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dick_B wrote:

After sanitizing one now has a system full of bleach water including the Fresh Water tank. My latest trick is to open the FW tank drain when leaving the campground and let it dripple onto the highway. It's usually gone in time for the next stop/campground.


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Lynnmor wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

After sanitizing one now has a system full of bleach water including the Fresh Water tank. My latest trick is to open the FW tank drain when leaving the campground and let it dripple onto the highway. It's usually gone in time for the next stop/campground.


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I do the same thing to finish draining the tank. Do you have any idea how little that dribble is or how diluted it is even if it has a little chlorine in it? Most low point drains are not even 3/8" diameter pipes.

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I ‘de-winterize’ 4 to 6 times a year, it’s complicated.....

Add water.

I blow the lines clear just before / after hitting freezing temps on the way north, and add water just before / after hitting above freezing temps on the way south.

I may be taking a big risk doing it this way, and I may regret it one day......

But then again I’ve only doing it this way for 35 or so years, time will tell.

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Posted: 03/15/19 09:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It can be done.....though I prefer to do at home, if possible! If an issue arises, we’re at home to better fix the problem....tools, parts, local hardware store, etc.!


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