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Old 10-12-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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Winterizing a Tuscany 4072

I have a 2009 Tuscany 4072 that I have never winterized, I have been living in it full time for the past 2 1/2 years, moving in to a house this winter. Does anyone know if and or where the water heater bypass is located? There is a panel under the washer/dryer cabinet that appears to possibly be behind the water heater, could it be in there? I took off the panel that covers the water pump and saw a valve and clear poly hose that I assume are for pumping in anti freeze. In short, how do I go about winterizing my coach? On my previous motorhomes I just hooked up a compressor and blew all the water out, not sure what to do this time. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and Thank You in advance!!!
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I have a 2009 Tuscany 4072 that I have never winterized, I have been living in it full time for the past 2 1/2 years, moving in to a house this winter. Does anyone know if and or where the water heater bypass is located? There is a panel under the washer/dryer cabinet that appears to possibly be behind the water heater, could it be in there? I took off the panel that covers the water pump and saw a valve and clear poly hose that I assume are for pumping in anti freeze. In short, how do I go about winterizing my coach? On my previous motorhomes I just hooked up a compressor and blew all the water out, not sure what to do this time. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and Thank You in advance!!!
On our 2008 the bypass is inside the water heater cabinet in the cargo bay. Kinda have to crawl back to it but when you open the WH door it is right in front. I have not winterized so can't add any experience there. Good luck.
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You are correct on the location of the water heater. Look close. Ours has a valve that is hard to see unless you get pretty low and shine a light in the cabinet. Just as simple as opening and closing the valves. Just follow the flow of the water.

Our Essence has a short hose at the pump to add antifreeze. I have to take a panel off inside a bay door and the pump etc sits on top of the fresh water tank. Again open one and close some. Hose in the jug of antifreeze and turn the pump on - open all the faucets in the coach, including the outside shower until they run pink. Pour some AF in all the traps and you're finished
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The water bypass is under the washer/dryer cabinet in the bedroom. The cover to the water heater is located near the floor. Four screws and the cover comes off. The bypass valves are on the right near the water heater. I added spring hinges to my cover, as it has to be opened to winterize each year. Much easier to do that than take the screws out to winterize and to dewinterize each spring. I added a hinges and a lock fastener on the access to the water pump. Then added four foot to the antifreeze tub so I could set the gallons of antifreeze on the ground to pump from. Otherwise, you have to hold the antifreeze while pumping. It takes four gallons, with two to fill the pipes (outside shower, inside shower, bathroom sink, and the toilet. I then pour a couple of cups in the toilet bowl, couple of cups in the shower trap, and a couple of cups in the kitchen sink drain trap, and a couple in the bathroom sink trap. I then pour the balance of the antifreeze equally in the black holding tank and gray holding tank. I make sure that the cabinets and storage below has no freezable liquids stored there by removing them and storing inside in my basement in bins so they are easy to relocate back to the rv if traveling in the winter (we go to florida in February) or next spring after frost is gone.
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