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Old 10-09-2019, 02:13 AM   #21
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I tried to attach my procedure for my 2000 Pleasure Way Excel TD for Fall and Spring but it wouldn't work. So, here is the not so pretty version...

Winterizing and De-winterizing - 2000 Pleasure Way Excel TD

Winterizing:
Fill: Gas Tank
Drain: water heater tank
Drain: freshwater tank (leave valve open)
Open: Hot and Cold valves under camper (red and blue lines)
Attach: Hose with special fitting to city water valve. Blow out each zone, one at a time, with hand pump.
Zone 1: Kitchen faucets
Zone 2: Bath faucets
Zone 3: Outdoor shower faucets
Zone 4: Toilet water
Empty: Water jugs
Remove: Anything that might freeze (food, bottled water, lotion, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
***Note: Leave valves and faucets open!!!***
Pour 1 cup RV antifreeze down: Kitchen drain, Bath sink drain, Shower drain, Toilet
Turn RED switch off
Cover tires

De-winterizing:
Turn RED switch on
Replace: Anode in water heater tank (only if needed)
Close:
Freshwater tank faucet
Hot and cold valves under camper (red and blue lines)
Kitchen faucets
Bath faucets
Outdoor shower faucets
Fill:
Freshwater tank
Water jugs
Test all systems! (Refrigerator, Stove, Furnace, Water Pump, Water Heater)
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:30 AM   #22
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Most of us didn’t set out to find the cold limits. We just wanted a fully functioning RV and gave it a try. That is how we found our limits. Just have to make sure the water pump, macerator, and toilet valves don’t freeze. If the water doesn’t run the next morning then you have exceeded your temperature limit for a fully functional water system.

A fully functional RV in freezing weather is certainly a pleasure. It does require a working generator, furnace and a lot of propane if you are off grid.

If you want colder then it is bottled water and bagged toilet. For traveling in the winter a car and motel are my choice.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:02 PM   #23
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I live at 8,000 feet and use my Roadtrek 190 plus year round. In winter, I drain all tanks, open up faucets and use anti freeze in the black and gray tanks. I installed a 10 gallon water tank in the wardrobe closet behind the driver seat with a water fill on the outer wall of the van and hooked it up to the water pump with a valve (up is inside tank; down is RT outside tank). Since the new tank is inside; it does not freeze up so I still have running water. I do not have hot water--but this setup was much better than using water bottles.
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