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Old 04-25-2016, 11:28 AM   #57
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The 2005 Bounder we just acquired doesn't seem to have the little valve and tube affair that you use to suck antifreeze directly out of the container. All of the travel trailers I've owned in the past came with this set-up.

I'm sure I could install one myself, but before I do I have a couple of questions:

- Is there anything different about my motorhome that makes this method unadvisable?

- is it well hidden somewhere and maybe I just missed it?

- is my only reliable alternative to pour several gallons into the fresh water tank? I mistakenly tried this with a fifth wheel once, and it's not a very efficient use of antifreeze!

Tell me how you winterize (if you do it yourself).

Charlie
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- Is there anything different about my motorhome that makes this method unadvisable?

- is it well hidden somewhere and maybe I just missed it?

- is my only reliable alternative to pour several gallons into the fresh water tank? I mistakenly tried this with a fifth wheel once, and it's not a very efficient use of antifreeze!
In should be in the vicinity of your water pump. On my first RV it was under the bed and accessible through a little door and on my current RV it is in the water compartment right off the pump. Look for the pump and the winterization siphon should be nearby.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:45 AM   #59
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No more winterizing for me. We're just putting the finishing touches on a 20x50 insulated shop. It should keep our rig warm and cozy

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Old 06-28-2016, 09:56 AM   #60
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auxillary pump for winterizing

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The 2005 Bounder we just acquired doesn't seem to have the little valve and tube affair that you use to suck antifreeze directly out of the container. All of the travel trailers I've owned in the past came with this set-up.

I'm sure I could install one myself, but before I do I have a couple of questions:

- Is there anything different about my motorhome that makes this method unadvisable?

- is it well hidden somewhere and maybe I just missed it?

- is my only reliable alternative to pour several gallons into the fresh water tank? I mistakenly tried this with a fifth wheel once, and it's not a very efficient use of antifreeze!

Tell me how you winterize (if you do it yourself).

Charlie
I have an old RV water pump that I bought years ago for next to nothing. I attached two sections of garden hose one with inlet and one outlet that would screw into the "city" water inlet of my motor home. I put the pump intake side hose in a gallon of the pink stuff and screw the "out" hose from the pump to the city connection and hook the electrical alligator clips to the battery and pressurize the system. My wife works inside going from fixture to fixture opening them until pink flows out and into the drains. It usually takes about 3 gallons of antifreeze and about 30 minutes or less time. Don't forget your ice maker line. Don't forget to replace your kitchen sink under counter water filter with the section of screw in line that replaces the filter. And don't forget to run the pink stuff thru your outside shower fixture and hand wand. Someone else mentioned the commode wash down spray. The spare pump makes it all so easy. Hope this helps.
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I am trying to find step by step instructions to winter our 2017 35K Bounder with ice maker and Bath 1/2.

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Pete, you will find this link in first post of this thread and if you look at the top thread of this forum you will find a updated thread.
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