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Old 10-17-2019, 08:04 AM   #1
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Winterizing DIY

Do It Yourself and save - I have created a comprehensive list of how to winterize my Airstream. Although some parts are specific to our 2014, 27ft. FC, you can apply it to most Airstreams. If interested, contact me at: and I'll email you a copy. I have sent this to many people in past several years and they found it very helpful. (It's free!!)

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Old 10-21-2019, 07:15 AM   #2
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It is intimidating to me and then I read experienced people can get through it in 10 minutes. I miss my Dad. I would love your checklist. I will get it professionally winterized this year but next year I want to do it.


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Old 10-21-2019, 07:40 AM   #3
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Winterizing DIY

I have no mechanical skills but have been doing this for the last 3-4 years of owning the trailer (2012 27FB). At an RV service center this costs about $75. Doing it myself takes about 15 minutes and costs about $4 in RV antifreeze and a one time expense of about $20 for the hose that attaches to the pump do draw in the antifreeze.

Attached are 2 pics of the guide AS posted years ago (Dave Schuman of AS service, now retired) and it works for me. Would love to see VT Wanderer’s procedure too - and there’s videos and a bunch of resources on the web. I’d be thrilled to help anyone in the lower New England area who thinks they need some help. If I can do it - believe me - you can too!

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If you use RV plumbing antifreeze you can drain it from the lines immediately ... there is no benefit to leaving it in the lines. Leaving the antifreeze in the lines over the winter may add an unwanted flavour to the drinking water when you first use the trailer in the spring. This drain antifreeze can be used to put into the traps and holding tanks.
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