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Old 10-15-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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Winterizing Argosy Minuet with heater disconnected

Hello Everyone!
I would like to winterize my trailer which I bought this summer with a leaky water heater which the previous owner disconnected(bypassed). Can I still winterize the water lines/etc. and not winterize the water heater (which hasn't been used for a while)? I didn't plan on paying for the heater to be reconditoned or a new one yet. Also I didn't plan on storing the trailer in a building (I would do it in a heart beat if the opportunity came around). It will be outside in my yard...should I put a tarp over it during the winter? I've heard this can cause issue with the finish & paint. At least should I cover the rooftop AC unit? Any quick advise on steps to winterize this unit?
Any advice is always appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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Old 10-15-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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pull the old water heater out and connect the cold-inlet directly to the hot-outlet.

then, winterize as desired - you'll get all the lines that way.

pump RV antifreeze throughout all the lines - it's cheap enough

cover on A/C isn't necessary
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