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Old 10-14-2012, 02:15 PM   #15
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Probably about six gallons...if you kept pumping til it came out the tap.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #16
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I would recommend that you take your RV to a RV dealer or camping world to have it winterized this year. I have helped a few RVers fix broken water lines because water was left in the lines.

It isn't difficult to winterize an RV, but you want to do it right. If you make an appointment to get it winterized, you will probably be able to watch how the winterize your RV. I have been winterizing and training RVers how to winterize for years. You don't want to learn what not to do the first time.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #17
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yes i went through 6 gallons. it was pink coming out. through all items required. although i will get a few more gallons as i got low by the time i got to the sink, as i lost some out the port on the hot water heater, i forgot to screw it in at first. rookie mistake.

i did have someone come over and give me the run down before i did it. my only goof was the plug i forgot, so i expelled some of the anitfreeze before shut it down, and then capped it.

thanks for all of the tips! i still don't know where the hot water tank bypass is. i will review the owners manual again.

been to Newfoundland, one of my good friends was born and raised there we spent 10 days relaxing, and did just a wee bit of drinking. Black Horse is an excellent beer!
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #18
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Owners manuals don't tell crap.
The back of the WH has the bypass valves.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #19
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thanks, i will check it out tomorrow!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #20
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When you find the bypass valve you might as well drain the 6 gal or more if its a larger tank and not need any more for a couple years ;-) I went the anti freeze method years ago when I had my first RV .. Too much PIA to clean it out !... Now I just drain and blow out the newer PEX piping is not as "FREEZE fragile" and here in the Valley of Oregon We never get that severe weather. that a little heater action on really cold (25deg) days wont help out.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:04 AM   #21
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I was also thinking that the six gallons in the WH could be drained into a container and re-used next year. Heck, all of it could, come to think of it.


And do NOT be tempted to use that pink stuff to mix a Cosmopolitan.
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to winterize, i drive south!

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Hey Everyone,
Live near Seattle so we don't get super severe winters. The weather does get down into the 20's sometimes so I was wondering if I got a couple of dehumidifiers that I just leave plugged in for a nice low heat would that be enough to keep my pipes from freezing if the water is drained and I leave the faucets open? It worked doing that in my boat and figured that could work for the RV because we plan on doing occasional overnighters even in the winter once I get things sorted out and actually get to use this thing. Would I have to drain all of the holding tanks after every time we take it out even if they aren't full?
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we are newbies to the rv world. took our tt to the dealer to do the 1st winterizing. (watched and learned) dont forget to pull the water filter.
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was it easy to do? was that done before or after the antifreeze was put through the system? thanks! i will look at that tomorrow, as long as it isn't raining
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I drain the hw tank when I open all thr drains and taps, when everything is drained , close the hw thak by-pass valve, leave the drain plug out, then add the anti-freeze to the fresh water tank and pump it thru the system using the onboard 12v. pump, when you get undiluted antifreeze at the taps, showers, toilet, you are finished, let enough run thru to get the sink traps filled with pure antifreeze.
Good luck, and have fun!
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I drain the hw tank when I open all thr drains and taps, when everything is drained , close the hw thak by-pass valve, leave the drain plug out, then add the anti-freeze to the fresh water tank and pump it thru the system using the onboard 12v. pump, when you get undiluted antifreeze at the taps, showers, toilet, you are finished, let enough run thru to get the sink traps filled with pure antifreeze.
Good luck, and have fun!
After a previous ten years with a Class C, and now a couple years with the trailer, that's exactly what I do, too.

I use about three gallons of antifreeze.
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I use all anti freeze except in the HW and Icemaker. I get the anti freeze to the icemaker valve and disconnect the valve then blow it out to the icemaker.
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