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Old 09-27-2014, 02:32 PM   #1
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winterizing 2015 29hfs toyhauler

anyone winterized their 29 hfs , 2015 model, how difficult was it.

thanks any help
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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Sorry can't help you on that one since we have a different model and we still have at least a month before it needs to be done here.


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Old 09-27-2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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Winterize... what's that? Seriously, I've done it but not on my 2015 29HFS. There are some differences, but most steps are the same for all RVs. Clean and flush then drain all tanks... bypass the water heater via valves and drain it (when cool!)... I've read that you should removed the anode, but I don't... I have a hookup to attach my air compressor to the unit, that is regulated 50 pounds of air pressure... I use air to blow out all the lines. Then fill the p-traps with non-toxic antifreeze. I would open all valves, including the outside shower. If my unit was at a storage facility, I would remove the battery (ies) and take home and connect to a maintainer. If I lived I very cold climate I would consider the freezing point of any liquid left in the unit. I would not want the interior to be very cold, since I've heard flooring can crack, but nothing I have to be concerned with. If the unit was parked outdoors in snow country I would check on it often and remove snow if it built up on the roof.

Check out this link:
Step By Step RV Winterizing Checklist - RV Information (RV Maintenance)
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:30 PM   #4
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For most RV's the procedure is the same. Close the valves on the inlet and outlet of the water heater and open the valve between them so you don't put anti-freeze into the hot water tank. The heater bypass may be behind a screwed on removable panel, but in will be on the inside side of the water heater. Drain the hot water tank by removing the anode rod, gives you a good opportunity to examine it, make sure you don't have pressure on the system or you will get a bath. If you pull the relief valve it will drain faster. Next find the water pump. You indicate you have a 2015 model so most likely when you find the water pump there will be a short length of water line "T"d on the inlet side of the pump with another valve. Close off the water supply valve and open the valve on the short water line and dip it into your RV anti-freeze supply and operate the pump and turn on every faucet one by one until you see the pink anti-freeze come out, it will not stain. Do the kitchen sink, both faucets, if you have a sprayer open that one also. Do the bathroom sink, shower/tub faucets and don't forget the toilet. Also, pour some anti freeze in each drain to fill the drain trap, don't forget the shower/tub. The best place to get RV anti-freeze at a decent price is Walmart. Plan on getting at least 3-4 gallons of it. Make sure it is RV anti-freeze. If you have to much it won't spoil. Note - the supply to the pump should always be flooded (don't run the pump dry or you may damage it).

Or you could use compressed air and hook up to the city water inlet and blow the water out of the system but you will still need to put anti-freeze in the drains. You still set the water heater by-pass valves for winterizing. There should be a generic description of winterizing in your owners manual.

If you have a water filter you want to make sure it is empty.

Lastly, drain your fresh water tank(s) and the black and grey water tanks.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:30 AM   #5
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Rebel, take a look at this:

How to RV Videos! How to winterize your RV! Camper Instructional videos and information!
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