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Old 10-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Winterizing Solera

I have a question regarding winterizing Solera with antifreeze. Can you tell me what direction the hot and cold water shut off heater valves should be facing along with the bypass valve? The diagram that I have is not clear...I am doing this myself so any help would be great...thanks
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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Here you go. Water Heater Bypass Diagram | Cunningham Campers, Inc. One thing you shouldn't forget to do, is flow antifreeze out the outside hose connection. That will prevent the water that lays in that pipe from freezing.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #3
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Yes...also please put antifreeze in the tank flush. Many people forget this and end up with water spraying everywhere in the spring.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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Yes...also please put antifreeze in the tank flush. Many people forget this and end up with water spraying everywhere in the spring.
I just blow mine out with compressed air, I'll find out in the spring if that was sufficient!
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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That works too. Just something we don't want to forget.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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I just blow mine out with compressed air, I'll find out in the spring if that was sufficient!
i spent a good 30 minutes blowing mine out yesterday and was curious if the water heater emptied completely....took out the anode and at least 4 gallons of water came out... so i added drain water heater bu removal of anode to the winterizing list. I read the instructions for anti freeze and they saif fill the fresh water tank to capacity and that aint happening .

apparently it empties from the top as well as fills from the top
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:22 AM   #7
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Yes...also please put antifreeze in the tank flush. Many people forget this and end up with water spraying everywhere in the spring.
Good morning, What tank flush are we talking about? If we are talking about the black water tank how do you do that? Thank you
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:12 AM   #8
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Yes, it is the black water tank flush.

I used a Camco 36143 RV Blow Out Plug with Brass Quick Connect with compressed air. I use this to blow out all of my lines and then pump glycol through.

I then just blow air through the tank flush.

Otherwise, it will take an adapter using your outside hose or a separate pump to pump glycol through the tank flush.
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Good morning, What tank flush are we talking about? If we are talking about the black water tank how do you do that? Thank you
There should be a female hose connector on the side of the RV that allows you to flush the black water tank with high pressure from a city water supply. An older RV may not have this connection. (This connector is separate from the fill for the fresh water tank).
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
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I'm glad 2012WhiteSolera posted that diagram, I winterized my MH last week end and thought something was missing. The third valve? I could find only two and knew I was missing something, after seeing the diagram I went back and looked again and found that the handle for the valve had come off and that's why I couldn't local it. After that the winterizing was complete. Thanks 2012.
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