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Don’t Let Winter Wreak Havoc on Your TCS Truckmount: How to Winterize with Ease

Step 1: Preparation is Key

Don’t let the first frost catch you off guard; freezing water can wreak havoc on your truckmount system. Begin by filling a 5-gallon bucket with 3 to 4 gallons of RV/Boat antifreeze solution, ensuring it’s rated for temperatures well below your area’s coldest expectations.

Step 2: Safeguard Your System

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding dilution, or use the product at full strength. Next, remove the intake hose from the fresh water tank and immerse it in the bucket of antifreeze solution. Likewise, place your chemical feed hose into the bucket. If your truckmount has a small water reservoir, fill it with the antifreeze solution. Attach your floor wand to the solution/pressure line as if you were preparing for cleaning.

Step 3: Prime and Protect

Start your truckmount but avoid turning on the heater, if equipped. Now, switch on the pump and keep the wand valve open until antifreeze flows from the wand jets. Be patient; this process may take a few minutes depending on the length of the pressure hose. Afterward, detach the floor wand and repeat the procedure with any additional tools or attachments that will remain in the vehicle, such as an upholstery tool or stair wand. Attach a section of pressure hose to any solution port(s) on the front of the machine and run it briefly until antifreeze emerges.

Step 4: Ensure Comprehensive Protection

The ultimate goal is to ensure that every nook and cranny of your truckmount system is protected by antifreeze, leaving no room for water or cleaning solution to freeze. This step might require some understanding of your truckmount’s plumbing, so take your time to get it right. Remember, even a small amount of ice can cause significant damage. Once you’re confident that you’ve completed this process, you can safely turn off the system.


Step 5: Prepare for Future Use

Before using your machine again, flush out all the antifreeze back into the bucket for reuse. Seal the bucket with a lid when storing. This method is suitable for most truckmounts, but since each one is unique, consulting your owner’s manual or calling TCS for guidance on your specific machine is always wise. Additionally, don’t forget to safeguard your fresh water supply hose by completely draining it. If you have a fresh water reservoir, ensure all water is drained from it to prevent freezing.

Remember: When in Doubt, Bring It In

For any equipment, hoses, or accessories that can’t be winterized, consider heating the inside of the van or bringing these items indoors until the weather warms up. Protecting your equipment now can save you from costly repairs down the road.

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