What is RV Winterization?
If you live in an area which sees freezing temperatures over the winter, or like to travel on seasonal road trips, winterizing your RV is an important part of your annual maintenance schedule.
RV winterization prepares your RV for those cold months and keeps it ready for next year’s road trips.
Winterization is Important
Foregoing RV winterization can cause serious damage to your RV’s plumbing. Many RVs don’t have much insulation between pipes and the elements. So, when the temperatures drop, your pipes and tanks are more at risk than the plumbing in your home.
If there is water in the tanks and pipes under your RV and they’re exposed to freezing temperatures, they are at high risk of cracking if the which leads to leaks. These damaged components will then have to be replaced, which is costly.
Even the pipes inside your RV, like those in cabinets and under sinks, can freeze and burst. When the ice melts, water leaks into your RV’s interior. Sometimes these leaks may be hidden, continuing to allow water into your RV while you use it the next spring.
How do you winterize an RV?
The process of winterizing an RV is straightforward. The steps include:
- Bypassing the water heater
- Flushing your plumbing of water
- Filling your plumbing with non-toxic antifreeze
- Adding antifreeze to appliances
It seems easy, right?
For many, winterizing an RV at home can lead to more expenses and headaches than having it done by professionals. Some RVs don’t come equipped with the parts needed to perform the service, like bypass valves and pumps.
The process also gets complicated when dealing with water systems in a larger RV. They often have multiple tanks or combination water heaters and furnaces. You can save time and money by having a professional winterize your RV once a year and rest easy knowing your investment is protected.
Getting Your RV Winterized by a Professional
At Lazydays, we offer winterization service packages for all RV models as well as appliances, so you can count on our RVIA/RVDA certified technicians to give your RV the TLC it needs.
Our experts know the ins and outs of every major RV manufacturer and model, so they’ll be able to tackle any quirks in your RV’s plumbing system which would cause you a headache at home. They can also service any size RV, from smaller campers to Class A motorhomes.
With a winterization service from Lazydays, your winter will be spent worry free. Be sure to request an appointment today to make sure you get your RV winterized by the best.