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Old 08-06-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Electric Automatic Winterization, anyone have it ? Do you like it ?

I am looking for a 2007-2009 Monaco Camelot 42 or a Holiday Rambler Secpter 42. I have seen several that have the Electric Automatic Winterization option. Was wondering if any of you have the option and if it makes winterizing the coach easier.
We would like to use the coach for short trips in the winter and having a easy way to winterize the coach seems like a good idea ??

Thanks for any/all information !!

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Old 08-06-2015, 03:33 PM   #2
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I dont have it, and would'nt want it!
The storage tank for the plumbing antifreeze, is located behind the service panel, with no access to fill it from out front. Much easier, IMO, just to use the supplied winterization hose in front of the sevice panel, stick it in a jug of antifreeze, and use the pump to suck it thru the plumbing system.
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Old 08-06-2015, 03:50 PM   #3
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I didn't know that. Good to know.
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:20 PM   #4
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on the 42dsq it is behind the hose reel. I like it but the tank is too small to winterize without having to refill to winterize both baths (the refer and washer I do once and leave winterized when we use it during freezing periods. ).
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I don't want to take the subject off topic, but what exactly is the Electric Automatic Winterization option? Sounds like a way to pump antifreeze from an on-board tank? What is the benefit to it?

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The storage tank for the plumbing antifreeze, is located behind the service panel, with no access to fill it from out front.
So how do you fill it?
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You crawl in the rear storage bay, remove two screws and remove a wall hatch, then somehow try to fill the tank in there. I have to go in there a couple of times a year to change my water filter. Not a fun place to get into!
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96 - I used to crawl in to get at my filters too. I removed them and now install them outside the coach. That makes winterizing much easier because the filter canisters are quite large and you wind up mixing a lot of water and antifreeze before you get pure antifreeze coming out.

I used to need two large jugs to winterize, now I removed them it takes slightly less than one. Can't image a benefit from a so called automatic system. I put my jug on the ground, open the access panel, pull out the winterizing hose, drop it into the jug, reach in and turn the two valves (bit of a pain - typical good Monaco design) and go inside, turn on the pump, and run antifreeze. It takes about 10 minutes start to finish.
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it is 109 here today and you are talking winterizing
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96 - I used to crawl in to get at my filters too. I removed them and now install them outside the coach. That makes winterizing much easier because the filter canisters are quite large and you wind up mixing a lot of water and antifreeze before you get pure antifreeze coming out.
Yeah, the first year I wasted antifreeze filling the filter canister, last year I found a plastic soda bottle that took up the space of the filter.
Your right thou, I do need to get the filter out of that hole, and use a portable unit at the water spigot!
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