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Old 03-05-2015, 01:46 PM   #1
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We are picking up our new-for-us '99 Rialta in San Diego this Sunday and driving back immediately to Wisconsin. What do we need to do re freezing temps en route? We will be home for a week then hit the road south again, but during that week the machine will not be in a heated space??? We are loathe to do the whole winterize effort then head right out, but? What is the minimum needed here to be safe, not sorry. Thanks. Paul and Trudi




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Old 03-13-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
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it has to be winterized .....


do a search there are some subjects concerning this issue !

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One of the best ways to winterize is to open all the drains and blow out the water. Be sure to drain the water heater and fresh water tank. Open all facets so water is drained. Add RV antifreeze to the shower drain and pump so that the line is full of RV antifreeze. Dump RV antifreeze down the sink drains (2 drains). Be sure that the toilet line has been drained also and leave RV antifreeze in the toliet bowl. Dump you holding tanks. Your lines, with only air, should not freeze. If you must use toilet, use RV antifreeze to flush to retard freezing. RV antifreeze cost about $3-5 per gallon. If you must carry water, use gallon jugs stored inside MH. Once you reach warmer weather, you then can dewinterize if not returning North for a while.

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