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Winterizing Your RV At RVs of West Texas | Baird, TX

Winterize Your RV | Baird, TX

When the fall camping season ends, it’s time to think about winterizing your Jayco RV. The most important aspect of winterizing your RV is to avoid damage caused by water expanding when it freezes, which can lead to ruptured hoses and pipes.

Key Steps To Take

The steps below outline how to winterize your RV. You’ll need to get special RV antifreeze before winter to do these steps.

  1. Clean and dump the gray and black water holding tanks at an approved RV dump station.
  2. Drain all the water from the freshwater holding tank.
  3. Turn off the water heater and wait for it to cool before emptying it.
  4. Turn on every shower, sink and toilet valve. Keep them running until the water is completely out of the system, and then switch off the water pump.
  5. To pump from your RV antifreeze, convert the water pump, and bypass the water heater.
  6. Turn the water pump on again, and turn every faucet on until antifreeze pours out.

And, you’re done! After the RV antifreeze flows out of all faucets in your RV, your RV’s plumbing system will be ready for the winter. To prevent the antifreeze from staining your RV, make sure to wipe it out of the sinks, shower and toilet using a soft, dry cloth.

The importance of RV antifreeze

Please note that RV antifreeze is not interchangeable with your car’s antifreeze. RV antifreeze usually is colored pink and designed to be safe to use in your RV’s plumbing system. Automotive antifreeze, also known as engine coolant, is designed to help cool your car’s engine and is toxic to humans.


If you need any assistance in winterizing your Jayco RV or finding a new RV, don’t hesitate to call us at RVs of West Texas or stop by for a visit in Baird, Texas.

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