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Old 10-02-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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I planned to winterize my 2010 solera but could not snap in blue connector hose to sprayer located in box with black and gray drains. How much pressure does it take to snap this hose in? I retracted the quick connect ring but that did not help. Also does the 2010 solera have any drains other than the one located behind panel in large storage compartment Any help appreciated.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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I planned to winterize my 2010 solera but could not snap in blue connector hose to sprayer located in box with black and gray drains. How much pressure does it take to snap this hose in? I retracted the quick connect ring but that did not help. Also does the 2010 solera have any drains other than the one located behind panel in large storage compartment Any help appreciated.
It snaps in HARD !
It also comes out very hard to.


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Old 10-02-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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On my 2012, I've never had a problem attaching the hose to the sprayer so it shouldn't take too much effort.

Other than the fresh water drain that you mention, I have two (hot and cold) low point drains located under the chassis to the left of the stairwell. These are from the kitchen sink.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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sprayer problem solved

Read on another site that if quick connect had not been used for some time (and mine had not for 2-3 years) that the valve inside the quick connect may be seized. Recommended that you just squirt a little WD-40 inside quick connect then insert a small screwdriver inside and then tap LIGHTLY with hammer. This worked beautifully after two taps. I can now insert and remove easily.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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FYI, the low point drains, are just that, the low points of the hot (red) and cold (blue) PEX tubing system to drain the system. But, as you might expect, there are places for sure that water will collect. If you don't want to use around two gallons of RV Antifreeze (my expierence) to get good pink/red color flowing from ALL outlets, including the outside hose in the aft sanitary bay, you can hook up an air hose to the city water connection and blow out the standing water. Just be careful of pressures and leave a faucet, and or shower shut off open slightly to be safe.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:00 PM   #6
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2011 SoleraS...Shortly after buying my Solera in 2011, I took the filter out of the water filter and use a filter on my fresh water hose. When winterizing, I place an empty bottled water bottle (with the cap on the bottle) in the filter so that it won't use so much antifreeze. Works good for me.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #7
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Great idea, I'm in.
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