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Old 11-28-2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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Winterizing Question

What is the opinion on The Forum. WHen you winterize, should the propane and gas be full or does it make a difference?
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:46 PM   #2
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After every trip or use. I always fill up propane & fuel summer or winter. This allows me to use in emergency situations. Storage of LP is not effected during storage seasons. Just close off main tank valve.
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:01 PM   #3
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Well they recommond your gas tank to be full to minimize moisture in the tank, I always add a preservative to mine (I like the Sta-bil brand that does "5" things = Stabilizes for 12 mo, removes moisture, cleans fuel system, prevents corrosion caused by ethanol fuels).

But I dont think the propane tank will matter that much. I try to refill the propane once I get to a half a tank or a little below half just so I dont forget. Nothing worse then taking a trip and running out of propane when its easily avoidable.
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:15 PM   #4
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I usually fill the propane in the spring and that lasts me until next spring (thus over winter its somewhere between full and empty).

Haven't had any issues so far.
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:57 PM   #5
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Fuel tank full, with stabilizer added to it...
Propane gets filled at the start of each Season...
Just like Jamie said.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:11 PM   #6
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I prefer everything staying full all the time (including the fridge). You never know when you may need to jump and run with little or no warning, a bad storm hits, furnace at home takes a dirt road, major power outage, etc. Anytime there is vacant space in any tank filled with liquid you are susceptible to moisture...but propane is probably on the bottom of that list.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:20 PM   #7
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On the same note as winterizing...my previous TT had a valve and separate suction hose on the input side of the pump. All you had to do was turn the valve to the suction hose, run the pump and flush all the lines with pink panther pee. With a little modification, can't you just unhook the output line from the tank (or install another line with a similar switch-over valve), extend it a bit and stick it in the antifreeze...doing the same process. Seems this would better flush all the lines completely and not have to worry about residual water in the belly of any lines.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:29 PM   #8
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Gasoline tank fillup for winter storage

If I fill the gasoline tank before I put RV into 6 month storage, can I use fuel with ethanol in it and add stabilizer, or should I fill it with non-ethanol gas.
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Whatever you decide to use: add a fuel preservative to the tank also!
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:12 AM   #10
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I always fill the propane tank before winter. The few nights it gets below freezing, I just go out to the RV lot and set the thermostat at 45 degrees so the water doesn't freeze. No really need to winterize the coach unless we plan to be gone. Usually if we are gone from home in the winter, we are in the coach. In the winter if I haven't driven the coach for about 40 days, I just drive it over to Charlie's old Fashion Truck Wash and back to the parking spot. There are a few advantages in living in South Texas.
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