AHusain
Hello everyone!  This is my first trailer and first winter with my lovely Retro166.  I lovingly refer to her a Billie Jean, because of the checkered floor.

I have drained all the water, gotten a cover and emptied her out for the winter. Is the antifreeze a necessary part of the winterizing process?  What purpose does it serve and can I go without?  Any other tips? 

Thanks in Advance!

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retro195man
1539288762022974654199.jpg I use this antifreeze. Also always keep a gallon on board in case you end up in a storm or extended freezing weather. 
The answer is yes, if you live in an area where pipes could freeze then winterize your trailer. But make sure you empty all your lines and use a compressor tip blow them out. Even your tanks and hot water heater. Etc. 
Watch YouTube videos. That will help you through it. Bypass the hot water heater because you don't want the antifreeze in there. I should put something on my blog about how to winterize...
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Ralph L Staub
Draining does not empty the lines. Water still resides in the low points of the plumbing. RV antifreeze (not Prestone from pep boys!) should be pumped into the lines to displace the water. Drain hot water tank and holding tanks. Your manual or about 500 YouTube videos will show you how.
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AHusain
Videos viewed and Billie Jean thoroughly winterized without any difficulty.
Thanks again!
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