Originally Posted by USNMM1VETERAN
Ok all, here is next adventure from the Navy Newbie.
I need to winterize my 2014 3051S, it gets freaking cold in Pittsburgh, which is I why we got this unit, and we will be following the warm weather fulltime. Hoping to put house on market by end of November and with any luck be going down the road not long after. Ok to get back on track, I read about winterizing and it seemed pretty straight forward with a couple of bumbs. First how do you drain the fresh water tank, or do you even need to if adding rv anti-freeze? Then how do you get the water into the system? I can't even begin to believe you have to do it under pressure and bring through the shore water connection.
Now I really don't want to take to dealer and have them do it. I am some what mechanically inclined, even though you wouldn't think so after reading other threads, and can't justify paying them a couple hundred bucks for something i think I should be able to handle myself.
OR Is it just such a hassle to do that it is worth taking to dealer.
Thanks Guys and Gals
Maybe you should do, what I SHOULD have done.....pay a dealer to teach you to winterize your unit.
I have always winterized my units, but they were small and I just blew out the lines and added antifreeze to the the p-traps. I never carried fresh water, so I didn't have to drain the fresh water tank...but I do now.
But now I have a larger unit with more bells and whistles....but the owners manuals don't really have good diagrams, that explain about my "antifreeze port"....I will be posting my own questions and pictures on another thread.
P.S. Fresh water drain....on the side of the trailer, where you fill up the fresh water tank, bend down and look underneath the trailer....you will see a tube sticking down, with a cap. Twist it off, drain.
Good luck from this gal!