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post Oct 2 2012, 10:35 AM
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One more trip before we close down our Class C for the winter. We have read a lot of information on "how to" and tips from charcoal to absorb moisture, drier sheets in drawers, moth balls, etc.

Looking for additional info from "seasoned" RVers like yourselves smile.gif

- We assume we have to drain everything in holding tanks (fresh water, grey & black water) and are aware of the antifreeze addition.


- Keep refrigerator doors open

- Remove ALL food ... what about dishes, sheets/blankets, etc.?

- disconnect house battery?

- anything we need to do to generator?

- amount of fuel to keep in tank? We were advised to run generator once a month for 30 min. and drive vehicle a little to prevent "flat" spots on tires

- propane in tank?

Anything else? Thank you for your help

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post Oct 3 2012, 09:17 AM
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I don't know why one would use moth balls for winterizing, but please know that they can be carcinogenic as stated by the U.S. Department of Health. Handle with care.

Water collects in the P-Traps of your shower and sinks so put a bit of anti-freeze into those.

I prefer DampRid to absorb moisture. It works well and visually you can see the water that it is collecting.
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post Oct 3 2012, 10:07 AM
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QUOTE(RLM @ Oct 3 2012, 08:17 AM) *


I prefer DampRid to absorb moisture. It works well and visually you can see the water that it is collecting.


DampRid is good, but the "water" (from what I read) is not potable. In fact, one time I spilled it accidentally and it felt... "oily."

I found a neat device. Rather pricey, about $25-$29 depending on which model you get. It's called an Eva-Dry. I got it an an RV store. Depending on the amount of humidity you have, you set it out for 30 days. When the blue crystals turn pink, you take it out, plug it in somewhere (like your house) and the moisture is released. Then you reuse it again. Supposed to last 10 years. However, I dropped one once, and the little window broke and the crystals fell out.

I have a hanging one (with a hook) and a stand alone one. The stand alone one seems to absorb more moisture.


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