Originally Posted by Flydrifter
In the process of winterizing the 24R, opened the rear compartment, to a well labeled valve, switched it, opened the access door which fell off in my hand, due to poor installation technique. It had a strip of double sided tape which neither stuck to the door or the hinge.
Opened the tank drain. All well. Dropped the dip tube in a jug of PINK, nice, just like my old 99 Lance slide in.
Went inside and bypassed the water heater which was behind a wooden panel with 6 screws, went ok, could have had a regular door but I understand that would add to the cost.
The water filter cartridge was not installed, so ran all faucets until pink. Great.
Except the filter housing only had about 3" of PINK.
Pulled the filter canister from the housing, which was wedged between the door and the carpet behind it.
Now the big question. How are you supposed to get the filter back on the housing
The room is 1/4" smaller than the canister.
Have you been cutting out the carpet? Carving up the doorframe?
I hope this is not a sign of things to come. It's falling apart faster than I can fix it, and I've only had it a week.
Hmmm - maybe slightly different with my 2015 24R. Not sure what you did on “opened tank drain” - was that the hot water tank? My steps were:
1. Drained black/grey tanks
2. Removed the water filter cartridge and dumped its contents. I did have to trim the styrofoam insulation in order to take the cartridge holder off.
3. Removed the 6 screws on inside panel to switch/bypass the 3 hot water valves.
4. Removed the drain plug on hot water heater.
5. Filled water tank with about 4 gals of antifreeze.
6. Pumped all faucets/toilet until pink.
7. Poured about 2 gals of antifreeze in drains (2 sinks/shower)
8. Poured a gallon of antifreeze through the toilet.
9. Could not determine when water line to pump manual switch should be set on winterize or normal. So I did all the above on normal and then switched it to winterize.
All in all this seemed easy.