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Get your RV and ATV ready for winter with some helpful tips


UNDATED (WSAU) -- Cold temperatures are here, and it's time to put away your summer toys. But before you do, make sure they're ready for the winter.

Technician Shawn Diamond from Greeneway RV says the most important part of the process is making sure you get rid of all the water from your RV or Travel Trailer. "Drain your water tanks, and your grey and black tanks as well as the fresh water tanks. Then bypass the water heater so you can prepare to put antifreeze in it." You should also make sure you run the water pump with the antifreeze in the system to flush out any water that might freeze inside there.

For boats, ATVs and other light engines, the process is a little easier. Diamond recommends getting them ready to sit for a few months in your garage. "You're going to put in a fuel stabilizer of sorts, a Sta-Bil or what have you, and then run the engine long enough to get that stabilizer into the fuel system itself."

It's also a good time to do the vehicle's or engine's regular maintenance, says Diamond. That includes an oil change and some anti-rust in the cylinders.

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