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Old 10-31-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Quick newbie winterizing question.

We have a Flagstaff Shamrock Hybrid. We are trying to winterize it.
We drained the low point drains,, drained the gray and black tanks. Pulled out the anode rod on the water heater and drained it.
But inside by the water pump. The plastic clear water filter thing is still full of water. Is that normal? Do I need to do something with the water pump?
Oh and one more stupid question. Does the water pump work only with the fresh water tank or does it also work when city water is hooked up?
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:31 PM   #2
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Quick newbie winterizing question.

I am a newbie as well and this is my first year as well for winterizing. City water does not go into a tank. You need to turn on pump for 30 seconds and let it run and get the water out of the lines. And the pump is for when you use your fresh tank only.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:50 PM   #3
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You are missing several steps. There are several threds on this subject. Just scroll to the top, tap that search word and enter winterizing. It should list several emails to read. The inside filter bowl will need to be empited. The outside shower flush faucet needs drained, the waterheater needs to be placed in by pass and most importantly the waterlines themselves need either blown (45psi) clear or filled with RV antifreeze. Do you have a aircompressor? It doesn't have to be a big one. If you can get/borrow one I feel its the best. A special adaptor fits in/on the citywater connection and you start farthest from that connection. Open or flush toilets at each until air is the only thing that comes out. Then do it again, don't forget the outside faucet. P-traps need RV antifreeze but you got to get that waterheater in by-pass first. After you think your done don't forget the filter and bowl. Again, please read through the winterizing search coloum.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:51 PM   #4
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Remove the water filter canister and empty the water , throw away the filter and screw the canister back in place.
Blow some compress air(set at 30 psi) in your city water inlet to completely drain it,then do 1 tap at a time 'till only air come out, don't forget the outside shower.
By-pass the HWT and pump antifreeze in all your lines and put about a cup in every P-traps.
There should be an antifreeze suction line on your pump to do so,just open the valve and throw the hose in jug of rv antifreeze.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:52 PM   #5
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We have a Flagstaff Shamrock Hybrid. We are trying to winterize it.
We drained the low point drains,, drained the gray and black tanks. Pulled out the anode rod on the water heater and drained it.
But inside by the water pump. The plastic clear water filter thing is still full of water. Is that normal? Do I need to do something with the water pump?
Oh and one more stupid question. Does the water pump work only with the fresh water tank or does it also work when city water is hooked up?
You have to purge all the water from the system or it will freeze, expand and damage pipes water filter holder etc. I'm not familiar with what features your unit has (i.e. faucets, toilet, etc.) But you need to blowout all the water. I suggest you read up on this forum on the various methods to accomplish that. Compressed air, winterizing bypass to introduce RV type antifreeze. (pink stuff). Then come back with any questions you might have.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:56 PM   #6
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Doing this by phone so will spare the details. I highly recommend watching several U-tube video's winterizing an rv. You will need to pump some water out of the filter using your pump and then with pump off loosen and remove the filter. There is more you need to do and watching the short u-tube vids will help along with any guidance you get from here and only give you a better understanding of the process.


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