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RV Manual: Winterization Mobile App

RV components can be damaged from the effects of freezing. Protection of the plumbing system and related components is crucial. Damages due to weather are not covered under warranty at any time. Many recreational vehicle owners choose to have their units winterized by their dealer, while others choose to do it themselves. The RV Manual: Winterization mobile app provides descriptions of two methods used to winterize: Compressed Air (Dry) Method - Uses compressed air to blow out any remaining water in the system after draining the system of all water. This method requires an air compressor and appropriate adapters. RV Anti-Freeze (Wet) Method - Uses RV approved, nontoxic, potable, anti-freeze in the system and does not require any special tools. GoCanvas can be used on multiple devices and you pay per user.

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    RV components can be damaged from the effects of freezing.

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    Compressed Air (Dry) Method - Uses compressed air to blow out any remaining water in the system ...

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    RV Anti-Freeze (Wet) Method - Uses RV approved, nontoxic, potable, anti-freeze in the system and...

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    Many products include an optional by-pass kit that allows the plumbing system to bypass the hot w...

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    On the following page are the procedures for both methods.

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    Method 1 - Compressed Air (With By-Pass Kit Installed)

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    Purchase 1-2 gallons of RV non-toxic anti-freeze.

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    Use compressed air (max 30 psi) to blow out the black tank flush system if equipped.

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    Drain the fresh water tank and empty the waste water holding tanks.

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    Drain water heater.

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    Turn water heater by-pass valve to by-pass position.

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    If installed, remove water filter from assembly and discard.

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    Open all faucets, including shower head sprayer, toilet flushing device and water line drains.

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    Turn on the water pump for 30 seconds to clear out any water in the suction line.

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    Connect an air hose with an adapter to the city water fill connection.

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    Set the pressure no greater than 30 pounds and blow out the water lines until no water can be se...

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    Close all drains.

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    Pour about one quart of RV anti-freeze into drains, p-traps, toilet, and tanks.

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    Method 2 - RV Anti-Freeze (With By-Pass Kit Installed)

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    Purchase 4 -6 gallons of RV approved, non-toxic, anti-freeze.

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    Use compressed air (max 30 psi) to blow out the black tank flush system if equipped.

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    Drain all tanks, fresh water and sewage tanks.

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    Drain water heater.

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    If installed, remove water filter from assembly and discard.

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    Pour an amount of RV non-toxic anti-freeze into the fresh water tank to fill the tank above mini...

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    Turn on pump switch and open the cold water side of all faucet fixtures.

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    Flush toilet until anti-freeze begins to flow into the bowl and then pour one quart of anti-free...

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    Pour about one quart of anti-freeze down each shower/tub, lavatory sink, and kitchen sink to fil...

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