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Old 11-22-2014, 03:40 PM   #1
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Winter Storage

We will be storing our ACE outside for the winter. Nice ,spacious ,safe location,but outside non-the less. We are in SW Ohio,so we get it all.Heavy snows,ice,bitter cold.
Question: Do I put jacks down to take some pressure off of the tires? I've read about 50/50 both ways. One of my concerns would be corrosion on
exposed jack pistons.
I have it on wood blocks.
#2- I'm dry winterizing at the moment (blowing lines),since I have a couple hunting trips coming up. Whats others take on that?I"ve drained,blown lines,By-passed water heater,added RV anti-freeze to traps,drains,and water pump,have all faucets left open.
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Blessing to everyone over the Thanksgiving,and Christmas Holiday.
Sooo,,Happy Thanksgiving,and Merry Christmas!!
Tim and Nancy Riggs
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:54 AM   #2
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I typically blow my lines out early in the frost-prone season as there may be a few days where it gets below zero, but still have a few more camping days in us.

When I put it up for the season, I then add antifreeze to the lines.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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I have heard from what I believe is a reliable RV service center that they often end up replacing toilet mechanisms in coaches which were dry winterized. It seems that it is extremely difficult to fully remove water from the lines and toilet with just air pressure. If I am doing a dry winterizing I still will run antifreeze through the toilet.

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Old 12-09-2014, 09:00 PM   #4
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It never hurts to add a bit of antifreeze when winterizing.
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:35 PM   #5
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After I blew the lines,I put anti freeze in the water pump,and all drains,including toilet.
However,I took it in for its 1k mi service,and told them to go ahead and do a full winterize. Now I have to undo it on the 24th to get underway for Fla on the 26th...,and then do it again when we return.Oh well. No biggie.
Dang northern states!
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