It is the fall season – the time RV enthusiasts start to prepare for the end of their camping season. Shorter days and colder nights require an overhaul of your RV maintenance in order to keep your rig in tiptop condition once spring arrives.
Winterizing your RV can prevent increased repair bills due to relentless winter weather. One of the most important ways to protect your RV is to drain the water system to avoid freezing and ice damage. Avoid split pipes, ruptured tanks or failed pumps by draining your water system with our new VIAIR RV Winterization Kit. With our winterization kit, you’ll be able to use compressed air to remove any remaining water in your RV. Our winterization kit is to be used with our 400P-RVS or 450P-RVS tire inflators, and creates an easy do-it-yourself winterization process.
RV’s contain low point drains within the water system, so by opening the drains most water will drain out by itself due to gravity. What do you do with the remaining drops of water that may be left over? That’s when an air compressor comes in handy. Using compressed air to blow out the drops of water will help you avoid expanding and bursting pipes. This process is similar to blowing dust out of your computer keyboard. Add antifreeze after this procedure to ensure your stored RV is well prepared for below-freezing temperatures.
By not properly winterizing your rig, water freezing in your system can cause damages in excess of $1,000. For more specific information and detailed instructions on winterizing your RV water system, check out Popular RV YouTubers “RVgeeks” video here.
Follow these steps to winterize your RV and be ready to hit the road or your favorite campsite next spring without worry!
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