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Old 04-02-2014, 11:15 AM   #11
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For my 24R I left the heat pump system set to 60, opened all the cabinet doors where plumbing is located including filter access and drain valve access in the basement. No problems!. I do live in north Florida where we only had a few below freezing days.

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Old 04-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #12
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I do the antifreeze pumped through the whole trailer after I remove the filter cartridge and then pour some down each drain, also drained the HW heater. Winter was typical here down to abt -39 just seemed to last longer and as usual nothing broke or got out of sorts.


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Old 04-02-2014, 03:46 PM   #13
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The lite came with the A/F install kit so I went that route.

Do to "unsettled weather" I have not ran water thru the system to check for leaks.

Saw a low of 28 and heard of some snow in the valley but I did not see it myself.

More rain is called for this weekend So doing any work on the trailer will have to wait, I dislike working in the rain.

So much to do yet, with so little time left to do it in....
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:30 PM   #14
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Just wondering what we expierenced from the last post a month ago.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:00 PM   #15
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We had a b**** of a winter and our spring is non-existent. temps still dipping into the low 30's at night. Lakes in northern Wisconsin still have ice on them! Hopefully we'll turn the corner soon.

In answer to your question - we used the blow-out method and I de-winterized about a week ago. No leaks, and everything appears to be working fine. We've used this method for 3 years now and haven't had any problems. Our first camping trip is in 6 days. Can't wait to sit in front of a roaring campfire and snuggle in my nice warm comfy bed afterwards!!
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:08 AM   #16
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I de winterize about the 1st of April as I had a trip in mid April. I took out the on board water filter and replaced it with a 4" copper pipe. The first trip I suddenly realized that I hadn't tighten it down enough and it was spraying water every where. Had to wait to get home to fix it, fortunately it was just an over night trip and the CG rest room was close by. Live and learn as they say, any case we're getting set for a trip to New England this summer just have to wait for school the let out. Happy camping everyone.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:59 PM   #17
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Blow out then fill with antifreeze, no problems here.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:26 AM   #18
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Just spent $240 to fix my tank cleaner because I did not winterize it last November. Not sure why but there is some stuff between the hose fitting and the tank in the wall and between the floor and bottom of the MH. When I went to use it this spring I had water coming out on the floor and running out the bottom of the unit. I used the pink stuff with an empty pop bottle in the filter housing. This fall the blue hose will get hooked up to the cleaner fitting too!

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