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Old 03-07-2014, 02:03 AM   #15
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One question on my mind that I have not been able to find an answer for is this. My TT has a 6 gallon hot water tank. I understand how to bypass it for winterization but here is my question. My thoughts are that I will probably get out at least once a month for a weekend trip. In between these weekends out should I drain the hwt? I am assuming it runs on propane and quite honestly not even sure how to turn it on or off. I know I don't want it on while empty but I don't think I should leave water in tank for weeks without using it. Any guidance here will be greatly appreciated. I'm sure once I get it home I will be able to figure out the on and off but whether to drain or not is bugging me now.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:50 PM   #16
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My thoughts are drain it obviously for winter. But if you're using it every couple weeks in rest of seasons it should be ok. It is probably both elec 120v and LPG. But I would not heat if you are not using it.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:10 AM   #17
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To winterize my unit, I drain the water heater after unhooking the electricity. The previous owner did too, and used RV/Marine antifreeze in all the traps (sink, commode and shower). Next winter I'm thinking of clearing the pipes with compressed air instead. I saw a gadget for doing that in a Camperland catalog.
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One question on my mind that I have not been able to find an answer for is this. My TT has a 6 gallon hot water tank. I understand how to bypass it for winterization but here is my question. My thoughts are that I will probably get out at least once a month for a weekend trip. In between these weekends out should I drain the hwt? I am assuming it runs on propane and quite honestly not even sure how to turn it on or off. I know I don't want it on while empty but I don't think I should leave water in tank for weeks without using it. Any guidance here will be greatly appreciated. I'm sure once I get it home I will be able to figure out the on and off but whether to drain or not is bugging me now.
I do this multiple times in winter, so I did a little 101 writeup with pictures. Hope this helps:
Winterizing your Minnie Towable
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:15 AM   #19
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Congratulations. Now let's see some pictures of Cooper.
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Here are some pics of Cooper.
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Thanks for the pictures. Beautiful dog.
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Pretty nice for a first trailer. Your dog will be a lot of fun. Enjoy.
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When we started using our tt, was told if we didn't plan to go for 2 weeks or more, to drain the hot water tank. Some times I do, other times I just forget. Usually we get out 2-3 weekends in the spring and 4-5 in the fall. During the summer were gone for 45 days.

Your HWH will be one of 3 types. #1 manual lighting propane, #2 manual lighting propane + electric. #3 DSI (direct spark ignition) propane & electric. #3 means there will be two switches on your control panel for the HWH, one for propane with the DSI where you just flip the switch and it will light using propane and the other electric. #3 DSI used to be an option 5-10 years ago on tt's, but now has become more of a standard system.
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