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Old 11-14-2019, 02:05 AM   #1
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Winterizing a 2019 Dutchmen Kodiak Cub

We have a new Kodiak Cub, bought this past Spring. Its getting into the 30s/upper 20s at night here in south Georgia...We'd like some guidance on winterizing our travel trailer for storage during the next 4 months. We had another brand camper before the Cub, and didn't winterize it while we stored it. That was the year it snowed here for several days. Ended up with a frozen/cracked water heater when we went to use it in late January. What a mess!...and $1500 to replace/repair!
So, some guidance please...and thank you.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:50 AM   #2
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As you know now, winterizing is very important for cold country folks. There are two trains of through concerning this. My preferred way is to drain everything through the low point drains, drain the hot water heater, then blow out the rest with a compressor (not over 30 pounds), then pour some antifreeze into the sinks, shower and some in the gray and black tanks (after they are empty also).

The other way is to feed antifreeze into the water lines by pumping it into the system when you run the water. This means you need to de-winterize by running water until it runs clear. There are tons of videos online, here's one...

https://blog.campingworld.com/rv-bas...erize-your-rv/





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Old 11-14-2019, 04:13 PM   #3
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Thank you so so much!! This helps me tremendously.
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:30 PM   #4
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I vote for the air compressor route.
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:41 PM   #5
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this is a pretty cool attachment!

https://www.amazon.com/Winterize-Mot...C9Z8BBWZQWTXN5
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Like that one... I have just the simple brass plug that screws in and then snaps on the air hose, no shut off, shut off would be handy for sure.
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