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Old 04-06-2016, 01:29 PM   #1
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A winterizing problem?

We just bought a new TT. The owner hooked it up to water, to show us it had no leaks, saying that it was late enough in the season we would not need to worry about rewinterizing.

It sat at my cousin's house (who has no camper experience). He is a handy person and he blew low psi air through the water lines just in case it got cold down there.

We brought it home yesterday. We are 5 hours North. Later this week we are supposed to have temps down to 27. I am concerned.

If he didnt get all of the water out, will this be very bad? Do the water heaters fill with water any time the water is plugged in? Should I empty that too?

The camper is stored 1 hour away, so I dont want to drive over to do this stuff unless you guys think I really should. But being new at this, I am just not sure. Thanks for all suggestions!
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:36 PM   #2
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I would pull the drain plug on the water heater just to be sure.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:09 PM   #3
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X2 on the draining of the water heater and pour some rv anti-freeze in each sink/drain. Don't forget the shower drain.

Good luck and happy camping!
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:48 PM   #4
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remember this

when water is restricted and cannot move or ex[ppand it will break something.

i would drain the water heater, generally a 1 1/16" socket for plug, but call the

dealer for sure.

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Just blowing air through the lines does not guarantee that there is no water left. Air can blow through the water which then flows to the lowest point again.
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:03 PM   #6
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I just had pretty much the same situation...I dewinterized it and now its in the mid 20's at night for a couple days.

Definitely drain the water heater. Then open all your low point drains and all your faucets and leave them open Pour pink anti-freeze into the p-traps.

You didn't say how long the cold temps would last, but generally you need below freezing for a couplel days straight, assuming its just below (only a few hours if its seriously cold). 27 degrees for one night with it warming up during the day I would be ok with...
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:20 PM   #7
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remember this

when water is restricted and cannot move or ex[ppand it will break something.

i would drain the water heater, generally a 1 1/16" socket for plug, but call the

dealer for sure.

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At your suggestions, I drove over and made sure the water heater was empty, pouring pink anti-freeze in the p traps.

Thank you guys for your help! Learning all kinds of good stuff off this forum. :-)
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