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Old 11-05-2017, 10:29 AM   #1
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Question Winterizing rpod 177

First time winterizing my 177......


Anyone have a diagram, or suggestions?

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Old 11-05-2017, 11:18 AM   #2
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As a newbie, I suggest you do a forum search for "winterizing". Tons of useful information out there already.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:28 AM   #3
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I've looked, but nothing that I can understand.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:41 PM   #4
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Maybe if you pose a specific question, people can help you figure it out.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:29 PM   #5
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If you have a fresh water holding tank, water heater, water pump, sink, plumbing and gray water tank then the basics are the same for all RV's. You have to drain the water heater and turn the bypass valves which are on the back side of the WH. Drain the FW tank. Open the low point drains, they are under the trailer at the end of the water lines. Open all the faucets at the sink(s) and outside shower if you have one. Turn on the water pump until you don't have anymore water coming out of the drains or faucets.

Some use a air compressor to blow remaining water out of the lines. Others pump RV antifreeze into the lines while someone opens the valves one at a time until the pink stuff comes out. Some, I included, do both. If you have a toilet(in a RPod?) you must run antifreeze through it.

You can get a winterizing kit at Camping World, Walmart or Amazon that allows you to use the WP to pump the antifreeze through the system. You don't want to put AF in the FW holding tank or the water heater. It will take a lot of clean water to flush the AF out of them (filling and flushing several times) before you can use them next season.

If you don't want to use your WP for the antifreeze, you can get a hand pump for winterizing at Walmart or any RV dealer.
If you don't use the WP for pumping the antifreeze then you will have to find the small screen filter on the inlet side of the pump and remove it to dump the water out so it doesn't freeze up and crack.

There is a Library section on the forum that has a lot of good information. I suggest you check it out.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:41 PM   #6
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Thank you so much
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:02 PM   #7
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Your welcome. The thing with winterizing is that it is not brand specific. What works for one will work for others with variations.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:05 PM   #8
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YouTube has tons of winterizing videos.
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