Do you notice that chill in the air? The leaves are starting to turn. The little ones are (thankfully) back in school. It’s officially fall. And that means that it is time to start thinking about winterizing and storing your RV.
We know, we know–you don’t want to. You don’t want those beautiful long days of summer on the road and in the mountains to end, but they must. They’ll be back next year. And winterizing your RV now means come that gorgeous summer, you will have less work to do on the RV and more time to enjoy it as it was made to be.
Perhaps the most important thing you will need to do to winterize your RV is drain your plumbing to protect the pipes. How to do this can be summed up in 5 simple steps:
- Flush out black and grey water tanks.
- Drain your water heater.
- Drain your fresh water system.
- Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for major appliances.
- Apply a non-toxic anti-freeze or blow water out of the plumbing system to preserve it for the winter.
To show you exactly how to do just that, the good folks over at Imaginarium Pictures have created a three part series to help you prepare your RV for the coming winter.
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In the first video, seen below, Imaginarium shows you how to easily get through steps 1-4.
The first of the following videos shows you how to protect your RV’s pipes with non-toxic antifreeze while the second video goes in depth on how to clear your pipes out using an air compressor.
Air compressor method:
So there you go – next year life will be much simpler when you’re ready to hit the road!