How to Winterize Your RV

By: South Thompson RV   |   19 Oct 2017
Researching How to Winterize Your RV

November is almost here, which means winter weather is on its way. We already gave you a few simple tips on how you can start getting your RV ready for winter. Now—unless you’re planning on using your RV throughout the winter months—is the time to have your travel trailer, fifth wheel, motorhome, or another type of RV winterized. By winterizing your RV, you’re ensuring it will be safe-and-sound all winter-long.
 

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What’s Involved in Winterization?

RVs and water go hand-in-hand. From flushing the toilet to the water coming out of the tap, water is important to RV life. It's also sitting in the pipes of your RV and if it isn’t removed, water will freeze in sub-zero temperatures and potentially crack your pipes, causing major damage. When you have your RV winterized, the water is removed from all the plumbing in your RV and a special type of antifreeze is pumped into the pipes to prevent freezing and damage.


Of course, there’s water in more than just your pipes. Freshwater tanks and hot water heaters are two other major parts of your RV that need to have water removed. For a full rundown of what goes into winterizing an RV, contact our service department anytime.

 

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Can I Winterize my RV on my Own?

There are a lot of seasoned RV owners who winterize their own RVs, but you really have to know what you’re doing. We suggest you have your RV winterized by a reputable service centre that specializes in RVs, at least for the first few years of owning an RV. Take this time to read-up on winterizing, pick the brains of professional technicians, etc. After 2-3 winters, if you still want to take the time and put in the effort of winterizing your own RV, you will be much more familiar with the workings of your RV and be comfortable enough to do it on your own.


To book an appointment in our service department, or if you have questions about winterizing, feel free to contact us anytime.

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