HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR RV
The goal of winterizing an RV is to remove all water before freezing temperatures arrive. As you know, water expands when it freezes and this can be deadly for your hot water tank, as well as the plumbing inside and under your RV.
If you opt to act on your own – you’ll want to drain the hot water heater tank (scalding hazard!), drain all of the tanks, and then at the low point valves (you must locate these). At this point, the hot water heater tank must be ‘cut off’ before you add any anti-freeze. Be sure to use non-toxic, and administer the prescribed amount only. Follow the recommendations for the proper mixture based upon temperatures you expect to see at the coldest point of the winter.
If you get anti freeze in the hot water heater when winterizing your RV, you’ll likely ruin it ($500+ repair bill). And, if you fail to get all of the water out, or use the wrong anti-freeze mixture for your climate, you may still have damage in the spring.
If you believe its worth having a pro take responsibility for winterizing your RV or travel trailer, contact us schedule you right in! Kyle winterizes RVs in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and the entire surrounding region of Northwest Colorado.