RV WINTERIZING IN DENVER COLORADO
As this year’s camping season comes to a close, we need to start thinking about winterizing our RVs to make sure that they are ready to go when spring finally rolls around! Even if you’re a DIY type, winterizing your RV can seem like a daunting and complicated task.
We’ve laid out some simple pointers that should help guide you in the right direction, so your RV will be protected from the harsh, cold temperatures coming in the next few months and you can rest assured that your RV will be safe from the winter weather and ready for your first trip in the spring.
Of course, Winterizing is one of our most popular seasonal services, so if you want to get it done quickly and easily without the fuss, give us a call to help.
HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR RV
01 Disconnect the outside water source. DO NOT DRAIN THE WATER HEATER until after you have filled your pipes with antifreeze.
02 Bypass your water heater. Bypass any under-sink water filtration systems.
03 Open the petcock to drain as much water from your pipes as possible. Open the water taps and flush the toilet to drain any remaining water from the system.
04 After draining as much water as possible, it is recommended a Blow Out Plug be attached to the Water Intake Fitting. Apply air pressure from an air compressor to drain the remaining water. Although blowing out the remaining water is not required, the remaining water will dilute your antifreeze. Close all faucets and petcock when complete.
05 You can add antifreeze either from the inside using the Water Pump Conversion Kit or from the outside using a hand pump. Be sure to check your progress by opening up one faucet at a time, starting from the highest and working to the lowest point in the fresh water system. Begin with the kitchen faucet. Open the HOT side of the kitchen faucet ONLY. Pump antifreeze until flow from the faucet becomes very pink. This will indicate that all the water has been flushed from your system. Close the faucet. Repeat on COLD side. Continue to the next lower fixture. This is normally the bathroom sink, then the shower and finally the toilet.
06 Pour at least 2 pints of antifreeze into all sink & shower drains. The ice maker, washing machine and external shower will also need to be winterized. Look for this information in your appliance manuals.
07 Open drain plug/valve on water heater and leave open.
08 Finally, leave antifreeze in lines until spring.
NEED HELP WINTERIZING YOUR RV?
Of course, even if you possess the tools and know-how, having the time to go through the whole winterizing checklist might not be in the forecast. And, it’s not uncommon to see customers bring in their RVs to fix damage related to improper, incomplete, or even just plain forgotten-about items on the checklist.
But, that’s why we are here to help. So, if the temp is dropping, the leaves are falling, and the days are getting shorter, call us to book an appointment to get your RV ready for its winter hibernation: 720-753-0717.
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Whether it’s new RV furniture, or a complete kitchen/bathroom/bedroom remodel, we have you covered.
Prepare your RV for the cold season ahead with our RV Winterization Services.