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Old 10-25-2021, 03:01 PM   #1
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Winterizing

We live in Prescott Valley, AZ...it gets down to about 20 deg during winter and even snowed 22" last year THE DAY AFTER I BROUGHT OUR RV HOME when we bought it...I was out on a ladder sweeping snow off the roof because I was afraid it would collapse....I have never heard of winterizing an RV till a neighbor asked me a few weeks later after the snow melted, if I had it winterized? I said I don't know what that is....now that I do know I am going to have it done as the temps are starting to dip below freezing. The next time I know it is going to snow I am going to take our RV down to Phoenix to my FIL's house where it does not snow. Question is....will I be able to drive it while it is winterized because we also have a trip planned to go to a lake outside Phoenix Dec 28-30th just to do some hiking and fishing.....will I be OK to drive it after being winterized?

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Old 10-25-2021, 03:08 PM   #2
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Yes you can drive a winterized RV. Winterization doesn't really do anything to the drivetrain.

Its more about protecting the internal "house" plumbing from freezing.

When we take winter trips South I'll usually de-winterize the coach at our first overnight stop after driving 4-6 hours.
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Old 10-25-2021, 03:11 PM   #3
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what is DE-WINTERIZING?
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Old 10-25-2021, 03:30 PM   #4
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what is DE-WINTERIZING?
Flushing the pink stuff out of your fresh water system.
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Old 10-25-2021, 04:25 PM   #5
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Thanks Doc....just noticed you are a retired Corpsman....I am retired Marine MSgt!
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Old 10-25-2021, 05:48 PM   #6
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Thanks Doc....just noticed you are a retired Corpsman....I am retired Marine MSgt!
Hey Top, I had a great time on the green side. 1st MARDIV, 3rd tanks and the long gone 175mm self propelled. My pic is at 29 Palms housing just as I got home from the field.
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Old 11-07-2021, 02:23 PM   #7
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doc, how do you flush out the fresh water system? What is "pink" stuff? Sorry, new to this RVing thing.
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