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Old 10-14-2013, 12:09 AM   #11
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on my 378XL where are the bypass valves, I see a access cover on the bottom, where the HW tank is, are they inside there? Thanks in Advance.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:34 AM   #12
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Please worry about the ice maker and cold water tank in the fridge.
Do not flush RV anti freeze in them.
You will need to drain them and then blow compressed air through them
It is rather complicated but not impossible if you take your time.
The water feed valve is in the outside fridge compartment on the left side.
There is a plastic line with a metal compression nut securing it to the valve.
drain the coaches line by unscrewing the low point drain cap under the water heat compartment. Open up the cold water tap on any of the sinks and the pink stuff and any accumulated water should drain out.
Once that stops daring unscrew the plastic water feed lin from the fridge valve and pull it out of the refer compartment . Turn the refer on and push on the cold water switch on the refer door. The cold water tank inside the fridge on the left side will drain out the hose and on the ground. When the tank is empty (it will take awhile ) release the switch. Next you will need a small air nozzle with 20 to 30 psi of air. Look to place it in the clear water dispensing tube where the cold water come out of the door. Place the air in the tube while pressing the cold water switch and you will blow out the remainder of the water sitting in the lines and cold water solenoid. When water stops coming out the drain line you are done with the cold water in the refer.


The ice maker is rathe complicated and I will send the instructions on that. Look in the refer book and you may find the instructions. They removed the instructions on winterizing beginning mid way through 2012. I had to locate an earlier version on line.
I will send you the link tomorrow.
They want you to pay a "Professional" to winterize the unit which I find insulting.
Once you do it the second time is easy. Just time consuming.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:42 AM   #13
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Ramair, The valves are in the access cover under the water heater. Use a flashlight and look straight up the hole. There are three valves . Turn the top and bottom valves off so the are parallel with the ground and turn the middle one on so it points up and down in the direction of the lines.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:47 AM   #14
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Please remember to drain all of the lines by pullingg the drain plugs off of the line under the water heater compartment and opening all of the water faucets including the toilet before pumping pink anti freeze. If you don't you will dilute the antifreeze with the water. Also remove the water filter cartridge.. and replace the canister. Remember the outside faucet too!!! RECAP THE LINES AND PUMP AWAY. Pull the drain plug/anod rod out of the water heater.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:51 AM   #15
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@intercept - can I get a copy of that manual too please?
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #16
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Link for RM1350 Series refer Winterizing

Hi 378 ers,

Here is the link to the document. Look at page 13 onward. This is the section they have removed from the new manuals.
Take your time, you can do this if you have a small regulated 20 to 30 psi compressor and our RV Common sense.

Good luck,
Don't pay the dealer to do it, you cannot rely on any of them to pay attention to finite details.

http://www.primetimerv.com/download/...structions.pdf
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:45 AM   #17
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Thanks for the information, this site has become the go-to site for questions and answers. Have learned a lot about our motorhome from it...
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