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Old 04-01-2016, 09:10 PM   #1
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Partial De winterization

FWIW Since there are questions posted every spring I thought to post this as a reminder.

We had a nice day and are heading out next week so I started to de winterize. Since there is a cold snap starting tomorrow I blew out the antifreeze by opening the faucets and giving it a minute or so of air. What antifreeze is left will not be a problem. Changed the bypass on the hot water tank and switched the pump isolation valve to water tank input. Put the plug back in the HW tank and checked the tape over the switches for hot water. I left the outside shower filled with antifreeze.

The theory is that a little trapped antifreeze will come out with the first load of bleach and water. Depending on the weather either the day before or the day we are leaving I will add 10 to 20 gallons of fresh water. Also will add bleach to sanitize and run the pump to get it into the system and fill the HW tank. We will carry drinking water to get through the first tank or two but the sanitizing water will do toilet and dishes with no problem. I will either fill the fresh tank or dump and re fill when we get to a campground the first night. That tank will flush out the leftover bleach and anti freeze. Then we can start drinking tap water. Once there is water in the fresh tank we will keep heat in the MH. I'd rather start with it warm anyway. ;-)

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Old 04-02-2016, 03:11 AM   #2
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Sure is nice to have winter slowly leaving us. De winterizing is always a good feeling. In the 70's yesterday, snow expected over the weekend. Coach is full of fuel and ready to leave. I can handle the wait.
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