Many of these thawing techniques are also preventative measures, and the tools used to prepare for cold weather should be staple items in your RV if you will be camping through the winter, and even if you will be camping in the fall or very early in the spring when the weather in many areas can surprise you with early or late freezing temperatures. In this article, we will discuss the parts of the RV water system that could freeze, tools you might want on hand to thaw frozen tanks and pipes, and some of the techniques when using those tools to avoid damage during the thawing process.
We all know antifreeze is very important in your car, in both freezing and high heat environments, but do you really need it in your RV holding tanks? The answer is, yes, especially if you are winterizing your RV. Antifreeze will help stop any residual water from freezing in your lines and tanks while it’s sitting idle through the winter, but you can also use it while camping in colder climates when the outside temperatures may dip to below freezing.
After a fun summer RVing in the great outdoors, your RV certainly deserves its long winter rest! But if you want your RV to come back next summer performing as well as it did this summer, it is critical that you properly winterize your RV.
If you are RV camping in colder environments, we encourage you to pursue at least one of these methods. If you allow your RV holding tanks to freeze, the tank or plumbing itself may crack, causing a host of complications and costly repairs!
The cold, cozy days of winter have passed and the warmer weather is quickly approaching! You’re probably itching to get out and enjoy the sunshine, but how do you prepare your RV to get back outside? Learn how to de-winterize your RV so you can hit the road with ease!