How to Winterize a Winnebago Travato

Properly preparing your vehicle for storage will lessen the possibility of damage to your vehicle and ensure you are ready to hit the road when warm weather returns. Prepare your motor home for vacancy just as you would if you were leaving your house for an extended period of time.

Watch our video that covers the proper procedure to winterize a Winnebago Lithium Travato here.

Class B Lithium Winterization

An Overview of RV Winterization Includes:

  1. Dumping the Tanks
  2. Winterize the Plumbing System including:  adding antifreeze to each sink trap, toilet, tub and shower drain.
  3. Drain the Water Heater
  4. Circulate the air keeping one or more roof vents partially open so air can circulate.
  5. Dry the air if humid with a dehumidifier or other air drying product.
  6. Preserve the Batteries – charge, disconnect and then remove.
  7. Ensure your Tires are properly inflated and park on dry surface if possible.
  8. Wash RV Exterior and inspect the exterior for any areas that might need to be sealed.
  9. Ensure to keep the fuel fresh.
  10. Cover the openings of the water heater and refrigerator compartments with RV screens to keep out pests.

If winterizing your own RV seems like a daunting task, or you have some questions once you begin, Lichtsinn RV’s service department can do it for you! We offer winterization services and more by our RVDA/RVIA certifiend and factory trained technicians. Please call our RV service department at 1-800-343-6255 for more information.

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How to Winterize a Class A Diesel RV

With the winter months fast approaching many RV owners must get their motorhome winterized, and ready for storage. We have recorded several RV winterization videos that will walk you through step-by-step on how to get your RV ready. In all of our videos, one of our RVDA/RVIA certified RV technicians will show you exactly what to do.

Class A Winterization

 

Watch our video on the winterization on a Class A Diesel motorhome here.

Watch as Ben Follman, one of our factory trained RV Service Technicians, walks us through how to winterize a Winnebago Class A Diesel Motorhome.

If winterizing your own RV seems like a daunting task, or you have some questions once you begin, Lichtsinn RV’s service department can do it for you! We offer winterization services and more by our RVDA/RVIA certifiend and factory trained technicians. Please call our RV service department at 1-800-343-6255 for more information.

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How to Winterize a Winnebago View

Your motorhome is equipped with a manually operated waterline winterization system for your convenience in winterizing fresh waterlines. The system features a Winterization (diverter) valve with an antifreeze siphon tube to draw nontoxic RV water system antifreeze into the waterlines. There is also a Water Heater Bypass valve to avoid filling the water heater with antifreeze. Leave Water Heater Bypass valve in NORMAL FLOW position if draining water and blowing out waterlines. Place in BYPASS position ONLY when using antifreeze solution in waterlines.

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  1. Level the Motorhome. If the motorhome is not level, there may be “low points” in waterlines that can trap water in the lines and prevent it from draining properly.
  2. Drain Fresh Water Tank and Waterlines. Open all waterline drain valves and drain fresh water tank.
  3. Drain Exterior Shower/Wash Station. Open exterior shower knobs and lay shower head on ground to drain any water left in the shower line. Also, place the tip of your finger into the city water inlet and gently press the backflow valve “button” in the center of the inlet to drain any water trapped in the inlet line. Remove Water Filter
  4. Cold Water Filter: Remove the filter canister from the Cold Water Filtration System under the galley sink and discard the filter cartridge. After emptying the canister, remount it onto the filter assembly and continue the Antifreeze Fill Procedure.
  5. Drain Water Heater (Tankless): Turn the Water Heater Power Switch (located behind water heater access panel on exterior of the motorhome) to the OFF position and allow hot water to cool down.
  6. Open the latch with your thumb while pulling the Easy Drain Lever down as far as it will go.
  7. Remove the water inlet filter and clean with clean water. Leave the water filter inlet removed until the Winterization process is complete or the system is placed back in use. Set Up Winterization Valves
  8. Turn Winterization Valve 1 to BYPASS position (to avoid filling water heater with antifreeze). Water Heater Power Switch (Located behind water heater access panel on exterior of the motorhome) Easy Drain Lever (Located behind water heater access panel on exterior of the motorhome) Latch Easy Drain Lever
  9. Remove and save the protective cap from the end of the antifreeze siphon tube (save cap to cover tube after use.)
  10. Insert the end of the siphon tube into a pail or container with 2 to 3 gallons of non-toxic RV antifreeze solution.
  11. Turn Winterization Valve 2 so that it points to Winterize (Syphon). NOTE: Ensure that all drain valves are CLOSED before pumping RV antifreeze into the water system. Fill Lines.
  12. Turn the Water Pump switch ON.
  13. Open each hot and cold water faucet handle/ knob in the motorhome – one at a time each in turn until antifreeze solution just begins to flow from the faucet, then close. Do not forget exterior shower/wash station knobs (if equipped).
  14. Press the toilet flush pedal and hold until antifreeze begins flowing into the toilet. Leave a small amount of antifreeze that remains in the bowl.
  15. Turn Winterization Valve 3 from “Normal” position to “Line Drain” position to allow water and antifreeze to flow through the recirculation line. Note: antifreeze will drain outside of the coach during this step.
  16. Turn Water Pump switch OFF.
  17. Turn Winterization Valve 3 to “Water Heater & Line Drain” position to allow all remaining water and antifreeze to leave the system. Leave the valve in this position until the Winterization process is complete or the system is placed back in use.
  18. Turn Winterization Valve 2 so it points toward Normal. This will stop the flow from the antifreeze siphon tube and revert the tank line flow to the water pump.
  19. Replace the protective cap onto the end of the antifreeze siphon tube to keep out insects or debris when not in use. Fill Drainage System P-Traps
  20. Pour about one cup of RV antifreeze down each drain for the galley sink, lavatory sink, and shower/tub. This fills the drain trap pipes to prevent holding tank odors from entering the motorhome during storage. Dump and Clean Holding Tanks
  21. Completely drain the sewage and waste water holding tanks at an approved waste disposal site. Drain the sewage tank first so the following waste water can rinse any waste solids from the dump outlet and sewer hose.
  22. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap onto the drain outlet. This will inhibit rust formation on valve shafts and prevent entry and contamination by airborne debris, insects, and rodents.

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EasyStart Soft Starter for RVs

Imagine an engine that can run but not start your car for example. What good is that? LRA is the problem the EasyStart solves with generators, inverters and other power sources. Most small generators and inverters placed in RVs are large enough to run and air conditioner. But RVers complain about the big and heavy generators for the split second needed to start an A/C unit. With EasyStart, the user can both run and start on lesser power. And it does that at the time when you need it most, in high humidity and temperatures.

The EasyStart makes for gentle ramping of your air conditioner’s compressor engine when starting. If you are not convinced, Google our loyal following’s online comments. Works with every RV rooftop air conditioner.

How Can EasyStart Help on Your Next RV or Marine Trip?

  • Starts your A/C without having to buy a second or bigger generator
  • Runs 2 A/C on 30-Amp power
  • Silences the bumps in the night. Sleep with less noise and cool all through the night
  • Runs your A/C with more appliances at the same time without worry

For more information, please reach out to the Lichtsinn RV parts department by calling 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.com.

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Blue Ox Patriot 3 Braking System

New from Blue Ox, the Patriot 3 Braking System is an all-electric, proportional brake controller that delivers synchronized and safe braking between your tow vehicle and trailer.

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Blue Ox Patriot 3 Features

  • All-electric
  • Faster response braking time
  • Works on all vehicles, including hybrids
  • Super capacitor lifetime battery
  • In-coach controller with extended RF range
  • Automatically checks brake pressure during setup
  • Continuously monitors brake pressure during towing
  • Lightweight
  • Break-away included
  • Two year warranty

Lichtsinn RV carries several Blue Ox products. To learn more about this product please call Lichtsinn RV’s parts department at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com.

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Featured Part: SumoSprings

SumoSprings improve the load leveling ability of the original equipment’s front and rear coil springs. SumoSprings are a patented suspension product designed to enhance load carrying ability, stabilize sway, and improve overall driver control and ride comfort. They are maintenance free, do not leak air, and do not require airlines or compressors. SumoSprings® are manufactured in a variety of heights, diameters and densities to support multiple front and rear applications. They are manufactured from proprietary closed micro-cellular urethane providing a smooth and progressive spring rate with superior damping properties creating a cushion effect, enhancing capacity and ride comfort.

SumoSprings can be added to the ProMaster, Transit, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.

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Why do you Need a Certified RV Technician

The RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Program is designed to assist the RV industry and the public in identifying those professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to satisfy established standards in RV diagnostic and repair procedures. All Lichtsinn RV service technicians are Master Certified RV Technicians, meaning they have undergone additional testing beyond the RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Program meaning they have over 5 years of experience as a RV Service Technician and have tested for additional competency. IMG_3195

So when you are looking for a service technician to work on your RV, you need to ensure they are qualified to perform the repairs or work you asked them to. To check for additional service credentials, ask the dealer if they are”Flying W” Award Winners. The Flying W Award, formerly the Circle of Excellence Award, signifies excellence in service and customer satisfaction. Lichtsinn RV has won this award for the last 26 years. Winnebago Flying W Award

 

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Winnebago View, Navion and Era Winterizations

With the winter months fast approaching many RV owners must get their motorhome winterized, and ready for storage. We have recorded several RV winterization videos that will walk you through step-by-step on how to get your RV ready. In all of our videos, one of our RVDA/RVIA certified RV technicians will show you exactly what to do.

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If you are not interested in winterizing your RV yourself, we can help! Call our service department at 1-800-343-6255 and schedule your winterization service today.

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With the winter months fast approaching many RV owners must get their motorhome winterized, and ready for storage. We have recorded several RV winterization videos that will walk you through step-by-step on how to get your RV ready. In all of our videos, one of our RVDA/RVIA certified RV technicians will show you exactly what to do.

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The Must-Have Ultimate RV Gadgets

Everyone loves gadgets. And those of us who love to RV, tend to love RV gadgets that make life easier. Whether you live in your RV full-time, or only spend a few weekends a year traveling in it, here are a few RV gadgets that you are guaranteed to love.

These are my favorite gadgets that keep life running smooth on the road.

Decor RV Gadgets:

Quake Hold
If you’re like me, you want to customize your rig and make it feel like a home. Quake Hold allows you to display your favorite china, rock collection or chachkis safely. A small piece of Quake Hold putty under your item will fix it to any hard surface. When you are ready to move it just twist. The item will stay put when you travel, but come off when you want to move it. AWESOME.

Command Strips
Command Strips are an RVers best friend. Whether you want to hang photos, art or a mirror, Command Strips will secure your item to the RV wall without any damage. Need to move something? No problem. Simply pull the tab and the strip will release from the wall.

Command Hooks
The Command brand also make hooks. These hooks come in all different shapes and sizes. Use them to hang your purse, your coat or your keys. You can even find water proof hooks for the shower. Love it!

Vinyl Wall Art
Etsy and Ebay provide abundant opportunities to find vinyl wall art in a variety of colors and designs. From swirls to sayings, you can customize your fridge, mirrors, cabinets and walls. Add some fun! Add some vinyl.

Light Blocking Curtains
Curtains add texture and dimension to an interior. They also block heat. Light blocking curtains available at Walmart, Target and Hobby Lobby are a great RV addition. Not only will they customize and soften your RV, they will also save you money. Heating and cooling bills add up. Light blocking curtains provides extra insulation to keep your bills low. Sound good right?

RV Kitchen Gadgets:

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Slow Cooker Liners
Crockpots are a great addition to any RV. They cook without releasing a lot of heat. With slow cooker liners, life is even easier. Add a slow cooker liner to your pot and then fill it with food. Once you have finished your meal simply toss the liner and your pot is clean!

Reynolds Wrap
Foil packets are a campers best friend. Commercial grade Reynolds Wrap is perfect for making pillow style food packets that cook over a fire or grill. No cleanup and easy portions. What’s not to love?

Mini Oven
My favorite kitchen gadget has got to be the Cuisinart Oven Central Countertop Oven. It comes with a grill, muffin pan, bake pan and space for kabobs. I use this oven for everything you can imagine and rarely use pots or pans. This unit is amazing!

Slow Cooker/Pressure Cooker
If you’re living in an RV you need appliances that are multi-purpose. I like the Secura 6 in 1 Electric Pressure Cooker. It offers browning, steaming, crockpot, pressure cooker and rice cooking all in one. The pot comes out for easy washing, and you can buy add-on pans for baking. This unit does it all!

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Solar Oven
Why heat up your kitchen when you don’t have to? Use the sun to cook your food. The GoSun portable cooker is an easy to use cylinder style oven. It folds down for easy storage. The HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven oven is another affordable option that is similar, but you plug in!

Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender
This baby can chop, blend, stir and whip. It’s compact size it perfect for RVs.

Front of Sink Cutting Board
If you’re anything like me, you never have enough counter top space. That’s why I love this Undermount front of sink cutting board. It hooks to the counter and allows you to slice, dice and chop at the sink. Toss the scraps into the garbage disposal and rinse your produce all in one easy step. Whoever came up with this idea was a genius!

Fridge Bars:
The Camco double refrigerator bar keeps food from shifting while traveling. I use mine on the top shelf to secure gallon jugs of milk and water. They take 5 seconds to install and are well worth the $5~ GREAT BUY.

Cleaning RV Gadgets:

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Shower Squeegee
Moisture is an RV’s enemy. A simple shower squeegee will keep your shower free from excess moisture. It will also help your shower stay clean longer. Squeegees are inexpensive and work wonders.

RainX
Think RainX is just for windshields? Think again. Rain works great on glass shower doors. The shower water will bead and roll right off the glass. No stains. No mildew!

Collapsible Tub
Collapsible tubs work great for dishes, foot baths or general cleaning. Pop it up when you are using it. Pop it down for storage. It’s as easy as that!

Spray Bottle
Fill a spray bottle with water and a tiny bit of dishwashing soap. Spray your dishes before you put them in the sink. This simple step will act as a pre-soak and help you use less water come washing time. AMAZING.

Laundry RV Gadgets:

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Color Catchers
If you frequent the laundry mat you will love this gadget. Shout Color Catchers will help you save money. Choose an oversized washer and forget about sorting. Toss all your fabrics together and add a color catcher. If any of the dye tries to escape, the color catcher grabs it and keeps it from your other clothes. You save a bundle washing and drying everything together. WOW!

Simply Clean
This stain remover bar comes in a plain brown wrapper and works to remove just about everything. Wet the item, rub the bar over the stain and rinse. Simply Clean is easy to use and works on all types of fabrics and carpets. GREAT NEWS!

Plastic Bin Washing
I saw this idea on a YouTube video and have been using it ever since. Traveling with no time to wash socks and undies? No problem. Fill a plastic bin with cold water, your laundry and a dash of soap. Click the lid on for a tight fit. Place the bin in your shower and head out on the road. At the end of the day, the movement of your rig will agitate the clothes. Just rinse and hang. The perfect emergency washer! SO EASY.

Over The Door Organizer
This may or may not apply to laundry, but it certainly applies to the organization. A multi-pocket organizer will keep your makeup, shoes, or office supplies in one handy location. You can even cut the organizers in half and use them in more than one place. Hang them on the back of a door or use command hooks to mount them on the inside of cabinets or the base of your bed. SO EASY.

Safety RV Gadgets:

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Corner Guards
If your rig has a slide you know how easy it is to bang your head. Those corners can really hurt, especially if you are underneath one. Corner guards add a softer edge and prevent cutting your head or arms. CAN YOU SAY WORTH IT?

Fire Extinguisher
This is a no brainer. You need to have at least 2 extinguishers with you at all times. One for the engine and one in the kitchen. Make sure they are up to date and safe. In an emergency, you need to know it works!

Carbon Monoxide Alarm
If your rig didn’t come with a Carbon Monoxide Alarm, get one. These alarms detect gas leaks that humans can’t always smell. This is especially important if you own a diesel pusher and your bed is in the back to the engine. BE SAFE!

Mini Paper Shredder
Mail security doesn’t stop just because you are traveling. A mini paper shredder is a great item for the full-time RVer. Choose a cross cut unit that will emulate your information and keep is safe from thieves. IT’S WORTH IT!

Portable Dehumidifier
If you live in your rig year round, a dehumidifier is essential. Moisture is an RV’s enemy and you would be amazed by just how much moisture your rig can hold. I use a portable dehumidifier to keep the air dry and to avoid dripping skylights. NewAir makes a 25-pint portable unit that is easy to roll from one area to another. My best tip? Spend the money now so you don’t spend it later on repairs!

Electronic RV Gadgets:

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Cell Signal Booster
You are out in the middle of nowhere camping when your phone rings. Unfortunately, you don’t have enough bars to take the call. You dash left and right trying to find a signal to no avail. What should you do? Easy! A cell booster will increase the range of your phone, especially inside your RV. There are a variety of units available so be sure to read reviews to locate the right one for your unit. Can you hear me now?

WiFi Booster
Free wifi is only a good deal if it works. Increase your chances with a wifi booster placed on the top of your rig. The WiFi Ranger with a signal booster is a must have for serious internet users. Sure, it won’t change bad connections, but it will increase your ability to use good ones.

Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger
Why plug in when you don’t have to? Solar phone chargers are the perfect way to use less energy and stay connected. Solar chargers are available for phones, tablets , and laptops and even come on backpacks. Sign me up!

Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth is a reverse friend. No wires necessary. A Bluetooth speaker can connect with a variety of tech gear. Try your phone, t.v., tablet, iPod or even your radio. Take the sound where you are and make life a whole lot easier!

IPod
Bring the music with you wherever you are. Or fill it with podcasts, audio books or news. This simple MP3 style player replaces CD’s and makes traveling a whole lot easier. This is a MUST HAVE.

Roku
If your RV park has solid WiFi, a Roku will allow you to stream hundreds of on demand TV channels (many that are free!) You can also connect with Netflix, Hulu, Crackle and a variety of other channel options. Who needs satellite when you have a Roku?

Fans
Small, portable fans are essential for keeping your rig cool with or without air conditioning. Air movement makes your air conditioner more effective. It also keeps things fresh inside. Anything RV has to be small and multipurpose, that’s why I recommend the Honeywell Turbo Force Fan. These units are available everywhere. They are inexpensive, powerful, quiet and can be used for a variety of purposes. Use them to keep cool, dry clothes or push hot air out the windows.

Miscellaneous Must Have RV Gadgets:

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The Electric Fly Swatter
Yup. They make these, and some RVers don’t want to live without them. Electric fly swatters or bug fryers are a great way to keep your RV free of pests!

Fire Pit
Enclosed fire pits are legal in many parks both national and private and they add a homey feel to your site at night. If you love fire, look for a portable unit or make your own.

Portable Solar Panels
Solar panels are all the rage, but if you don’t want to install them on your rig try something portable. Go Power! offers 120W solar kits with a 10 amp controller. These units fold up for storage and can be set up wherever you are. They come with 15 feet of cable and a carrying case. What will solar do for you? These panels will keep your battery charged when you’re not plugged in. This means hours of extra fun, wild camping in your RV.

Well, that’s the end of my list. I know I have missed a ton of great ideas so I want to hear yours. Scroll down to the comments and tell me your tips, tricks and top suggestions. What gadget can’t you live without? What gadget do you most wish you had?

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