How to Winterize a Park Model RV

How to Winterize a Park Model RV
If you have park RV, it more than likely stays put year round, or at the most is parked in their storage area when you are not using it. If you don't plan on using it during the winter months, there are a few things you should do before closing it up for the season. This is referred to as winterizing and is a good idea and some of the items are even a good idea if you are leaving it in warmer times.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Antifreeze
Step 1
Turn off the hot water heater. There is a switch similar to a light switch that you just flip to the off position.
Step 2
Drain the hot water heater if you are going to be gone a long time. There is a pressure relief valve that must be opened to let air in as the tank drains. The drain is at the bottom of the tank. Hook a hose up to it to drain the water away from the house.
Step 3
Turn off water valve to toilet and flush to remove water from tank and bowl.
Step 4
Turn the water off at the main control valve outside.
Step 5
Run sinks and tubs to remove water from incoming lines.
Step 6
Pour a cup of anti-freeze down each drain.
Step 7
Turn the heat down so that it will come on if it gets below a certain temperature, but won't run all the time.
Step 8
Turn off the ice maker in the freezer.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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