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GPG52!

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Posted: 10/12/20 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a couple of RV winterizing questions:
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.. - What is the optimum PSI used when blowing out your RV water lines? (Newer trailers using PEX piping)
..- Do you disconnect your LP gas tanks before winter storage? After you securely close your LP tank valves, do you disconnect the tanks to relieve pressure in your RV's gas lines.
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..- More of a preference on my part... Do you remove your spare tire cover and store it indoors vs. leaving it out to the elements for the winter months...con's leaves the spare tire open to elements and possible premature weather damage.


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Posted: 10/12/20 09:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

- What is the optimum PSI used when blowing out your RV water lines? (Newer trailers using PEX piping)

I would stay around 40-45 psi, that's where a regulator keeps you when connected to city water. Don't forget to open the low point drains and relieve the pressure on the check valve.

- Do you disconnect your LP gas tanks before winter storage? After you securely close your LP tank valves, do you disconnect the tanks to relieve pressure in your RV's gas lines.

I leave my propane connected and on year-round. I am usually in the RV during the off-season making mods of some kind and sometimes it's nice to have heat on.

- More of a preference on my part... Do you remove your spare tire cover and store it indoors vs. leaving it out to the elements for the winter months...con's leaves the spare tire open to elements and possible premature weather damage.

The cover protects the tire primarily from UV damage which is just as bad in the winter as summer. If you're parked in such a way that the spare stays out of the sun all day, then it wouldn't hurt to bring the cover inside. If your spare gets any sun at all, I would leave the cover on it.

Also remember to prop open the fridge doors when it's turned off to prevent mold and mildew.




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BurbMan wrote:

- What is the optimum PSI used when blowing out your RV water lines? (Newer trailers using PEX piping)

I would stay around 40-45 psi, that's where a regulator keeps you when connected to city water. Don't forget to open the low point drains and relieve the pressure on the check valve.

- Do you disconnect your LP gas tanks before winter storage? After you securely close your LP tank valves, do you disconnect the tanks to relieve pressure in your RV's gas lines.

I leave my propane connected and on year-round. I am usually in the RV during the off-season making mods of some kind and sometimes it's nice to have heat on.

- More of a preference on my part... Do you remove your spare tire cover and store it indoors vs. leaving it out to the elements for the winter months...con's leaves the spare tire open to elements and possible premature weather damage.

The cover protects the tire primarily from UV damage which is just as bad in the winter as summer. If you're parked in such a way that the spare stays out of the sun all day, then it wouldn't hurt to bring the cover inside. If your spare gets any sun at all, I would leave the cover on it.

Also remember to prop open the fridge doors when it's turned off to prevent mold and mildew.



I remove my spare tire and lay it inside the camper. It's clean, and hurts nothing. Ain't heavy either.


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If you set the air pressure about the same as the city water pressure regulator, it shouldn't hurt anything.


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Thank you to all..
BurbMan, when you say "relieve the pressure on the check valve" are you referring to the Hot Water Tank check valve?

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GPG52! wrote:

Thank you to all..
BurbMan, when you say "relieve the pressure on the check valve" are you referring to the Hot Water Tank check valve?
just open a valve / faucet any where. It will let the pressure off the system

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Posted: 10/12/20 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LP - Turn off the main valve at the cylinder only.

Tire Cover - Blew off en route a decade ago and never replaced.


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IMO I wouldn’t use compressed air , unless you have filtration system on your compressor. There is no way I want what I see draining out of mine going into those water lines .

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Posted: 10/15/20 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just on the tire cover, being a 5 or 6 times a year camper and usually for 2 weeks or less, I remove my cover before I leave and put it on when I return home. I have lost 2 when traveling.

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Excellent point there cummins [emoticon]

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