When winter is already around the corner, you should make sure that your RV could survive the ordeal. Things are probably easy if your RV is only for recreational purpose and you have enough storage area to protect the RV from the element. However, it will be challenging for people who have a full time RV lifestyle. It is possible for them to escape the icy cold climate by driving to the warmer areas during fall, but many times, they will need to stay put, due to a number of reasons. In this case, you should make sure that your RV can handle another winter. There are many components of your RV that should be protected against cold. As an example, your RV should include a kit to winterize the water pump. If the RV doesn’t have such a kit, you should purchase it at RV parts stores and other areas. If you seek to do it yourself, it is perfectly possible. The hose from the intake side should be disconnected. Then attach a 2-3 feet of flexible to that water pump. Once the water pump is ready to go, you need to take a five-gallon pail, then pour about three gallons of antifreeze solution into it. Connect the pail with the winterizing kit with a hose. If your system already comes with a winterizing kit, you should make sure that the valve is already at proper position. The next step is to open each low points at the outside, including your fresh water tank. You should also make sure that the gray water tank is already emptied. Bypass the drain water heater completely. Raise the relief valve lever, so the water heater pressure can be relieved. You need to drain the water heater by taking the plug out.
The plug should be left out for about a day. If you have a clothing washer inside the RV, it is important to disconnect the water lines, then you should drain any remaining water. Put the bucket under the water line, so you will be able to catch some of the antifreeze later. There are different methods that you can choose to make sure that the washing facility is properly winterized. First, you need to clear any remaining water from the clothes washing system by pumping through the compressed air through the lines. The second method is to force the water out using the antifreeze. However, if you use this method, the antifreeze solution will be diluted somewhat by the remaining water in the clothes washing system. So, it means that the system won’t be fully winterized if a pocket of diluted antifreeze is trapped somewhere in the system. There are many considerations to take, when you want to choose the right method for winterizing the washing system. Because the clothing system is disabled during the winter season, you should consider another way to wash your clothes. You may choose a laundry service that agrees to provide you with deals for using their services for multiple months during the winter. Some RV parks also have a good laundry facility located in an enclosed space.