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March is a safe time to start RV spring preparation checks for some RV owners. A good place to start is de-winterizing the RV plumbing system. Depending on how the RV was winterized, the RV water system needs to be de-winterized and sanitized. Note : Make sure the freezing temperatures are over for the season before you do. Here is what you do The first step is to flush all the non-toxic RV antifreeze out of the RV plumbing system. On average you used 2 to 3 gallons of RV antifreeze to winterize the unit. The best method is to flush the RV antifreeze out by running fresh potable water through the water system. You can do this through the city water inlet or the fresh water holding tank using the water pump. Open all of the faucets (hot and cold) and run fresh water through the system until it flows clear. All remnants of the antifreeze will go into the holding tanks and can be emptied at a dump station later. Drain any RV antifreeze from the fresh water holding tank prior to adding potable water to the fresh water tank. Properly dispose of antifreeze Note: You need to decide the best method for draining and disposing of the RV antifreeze. Most RV antifreeze is biodegradable and safe for the environment, but you should check before disposing of it. You can drain the antifreeze into a large bucket and then properly dispose of it. Was the water heater […]