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Old 01-03-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Residential fridge ice maker ???

Is the residential fridge ice maker suppose to be connected on my 2016 Thunderbolt 415AMP? The dealer can't seem to make up their mind whether it is suppose to be or not and since we're fulltiming, I was hoping someone here might have the answer so I can avoid taking it to the dealer. I checked under the slideout where the gas/power connect to the slideout for the kitchen but did not see a water line. This leaves me to believe that it does not have a water line to feed the ice maker, but hoping someone could verify for me. Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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XLR does not plumb the ice maker from the factory due to too many winterizing error warranty claims so no, it's not tied into water... This is something I'm sure you could do yourself though...
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:26 PM   #3
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Okay, that is the conclusion I came to...well without the back story explaining why it was not plumbed from the factory. Thank you!
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If you do the mod, post pics Mark!
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:54 PM   #5
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Definitely.
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Also, I know you said you full time Mark but if that ever changes, it's not hard at all to winterize an ice maker if you decide to do the mod. (It's just frequently overlooked.) Just make some pink ice while your running on bypass and sucking from your antifreeze bottles. The first batch will come out half water and half antifreeze. The second batch should be solid pink and all antifreeze. Yes, RV antifreeze will "freeze" just not solid and it doesn't expand the way water does either.
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Good to know, thanks!
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The ice will be pink unless you have to have the fridge water filter in place to run the water. Ours removes all color from the antifreeze.


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Good point. Some fridges will allow water through without the filter in place in which case it's advisable to remove the filter prior to winterization. Other's will not allow water to pass with the filter out. Only way to know is to pull the filter and try making ice.
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Or see if you can get water through door, if so equipped.


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