Winter is coming and not only does it bring cozy hearth-fires and exciting outdoor activities, it can bring frigid temperatures and harsh weather. Before the snow flies, you’ll want to make sure that your RV is safely stored and tucked in for the cold months ahead. Winterizing is of the utmost importance for the longevity of your rig and, when done properly, can save you a ton of money in costly repairs.
Depending on what the winter season is like in your area, there are generally two procedures to winterizing that will ensure you won’t have cracked pipes and leaks when the weather warms in the spring.
#1 The Compressed Air Method, which uses an air compressor to remove all water from the pipes in your RV.
#2 The Antifreeze Method, which uses a pump to fill the water lines in your RV with a special, non-toxic, RV specific antifreeze.
Here, we will go through the process of winterizing your RV step by step, so that you can do this service yourself. However, if the process seems too overwhelming or you do not have the ability to complete these steps on your own, we have highly trained service technicians that are happy to take care of all your winterizing needs for you.
Please keep in mind that every RV is different, some units may have additional items that are harder to winterize. Not every situation is covered in this DIY guide, but it does provide all the basic knowledge you will need to be successful.