RV Service Tips: DIY RV Winterization

Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get your RV ready for the cold weather. You can easily schedule your RV service with Legacy RV Center or check out our simple DIY RV Winterization tips and take care of the process yourself. Learn more about how to winterize your RV below.


RV Winterization Tips

1. Drain Your Tanks and Water Heater

Before you can start to winterize your RV, you need to drain the gray and black water tanks. You’ll want to rinse them, as well, to rid them of any build-up before you close them for the winter. Additionally, you’ll need to drain your water heater.

2. Bypass Water Heater

Next, bypass the water heater by turning the valves to avoid water coming in from the pump. Most RVs have a system set up to make this an easy process, but you can ask your RV dealer or watch our DIY Winterization video if you have questions. 

3. Drain Freshwater/Low Points

After you’ve bypassed the water heater, drain your freshwater tank and get under your RV to drain the low points.

4. Hookup Antifreeze to Pump

Using a siphon system, hook up a gallon of antifreeze to your pump and turn it on.

5. Open Faucets

Open all your faucets inside and out of the RV. You’ll want to run the water until it comes out pink with antifreeze. Do the same to the showers, toilets, and all outdoor faucets. 

6. Antifreeze in P-Traps

Lastly, unhook the antifreeze, turn off the pump, and pour a little antifreeze in all of the drains and toilets to ensure that the remaining water doesn’t cause damage.

If you’d like a more comprehensive walk-through, check out our RV Winterization DIY instruction video.

Schedule Your RV Service

Our skilled RV service department can keep your RV in great shape no matter what you need for your RV. Schedule your RV service with Legacy RV Center today, and we’ll help you keep your rig in great shape for years to come. 

Whether you need to get your RV in for service or looking for a way to do it yourself, Legacy RV Center is here to help. Contact us today for more information.


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