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Old 10-22-2017, 09:51 AM   #1
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First time winterizer

Good morning- so while I am not a first-time owner, I'm going to be a first-time winterizer. My last unit was a small hybrid- pulling the drains and blowing it out was all it needed for the Arkansas winters that just don't get that cold. Ten years without an issue. I think the 28BH is going to need a bit more than that...
Instead of wasting a lot of time asking questions that have I'm sure been asked a million times here, can someone direct me to a good article or two in the documents section? I'm half-considering just having CW do it, anyone know offhand how much that costs? We will use the unit through the winter, just won't use the water. There's a local campground with good bathhouses open all year. I plan to drain the lines while we are out this weekend, winterize in the next few weeks before it gets too cold.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:04 PM   #2
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Here's a few links: https://gorving.com/what-to-do/winterizing-your-rv

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Old 10-22-2017, 07:06 PM   #3
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Easiest way is to ask a friend or neighbour that has a trailer and does his own winterizing to aid you. I do it for the cost of 1 1/2 jugs of pink anti freeze. About $5. $0 if just blowing out lines and leaving low point and taps open.
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Old 10-22-2017, 10:30 PM   #4
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I was like you this fall, first time winterizing. I just read in this winterizing section and made a few notes, then tackled the beast. First I found the extra hose to pump, and put a jug of pink, closed the water heater, turned on the pump, opened bathroom shower hot + cold till pink, bathroom sink hot + cold till pink, toilet, kitchen hot + cold, outside kitchenette hot + cold till pink, outside shower hot + cold till pink, city water pushed in little white backup valve, then shut off pump, opened valves and drained the lines, then reopened them for winter, removed the hot water tank drain plug, blew out the black water rinse line, filled the toilet about half full of pink to prevent seal from drying. removed bedding, paper and anything that might attract mice and pressed brass/copper wool around slide corners if light was visible. refastened underbelly enclosure material to eliminate the opening/bulges between the flatwashers/bolts holding up that material. I also added a 1.5 inch angle iron right across the front between the frame and front fiberglass cap where there is a 1 5/8 inch opening to eliminate the possibility of a mouse starting a nest up inside there. Added a metal screen to the fridge outside grill so mice can't get in through there. Added tire covers and have yet to spray some peppermint oil around the tire/wheels, underbelly and tongue jack as been told to believe that this helps repel mice. Yet to add a mouse trap or 2 but will. This is a few thing I've done, probably forgot to mention a few also, but hope this helps get you started hopefully in the right direction.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:44 AM   #5
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Good write up .....same way I do it . Remember to take out bbq.
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Old 10-28-2017, 02:49 PM   #6
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Can anyone tell me where the water pump is on a 28BH? I canít for the life of me find it.


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Have you turned the pump on and listened for it? You should be able to track it down that way if somebody doesn't come along with the exact location.
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Old 10-28-2017, 03:12 PM   #8
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Bingo!! That worked like a charm. Thank you!!
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It’s next to the fridge, if anyone else is curious ����
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If you have an icemaker in your fridge, be sure and blow that out - do not use pink

Here I just blow the lines out and dump a bit of pink in the traps (more to keep smells on the right side of the traps than anything )
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