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Old 08-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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getting close to winterize

I have a 2013 325 RES Crusader. winterizing the old Dutchman was a breeze, turned 3 valves that were inside and suck the RV antifreeze. now that i have a nice big fiver it looks like I will have to crawl up inside the belly after taking off the thin board to get to the valves. I was just wondering if this is the only way I can see to turn the valves, am I missing something? I'm not as limber as i was years ago, this could get to be a pain in the you know what. I don't want to have to pay a dealer to have a young kid crawl up and turn the valves so they can put the antifreeze in it. Any body have an easier way to turn the valves or do I do I have to get up in the belly of the beast?
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:04 AM   #2
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Did you ever get the answer to your question? Seems like.. it might be a bite the bullet type thing( Pay some one to do it ) ..if.. you cant crawl into that area behind the panel to reach the valves
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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I did not get answer so last weekend climbed inside, turned valves and winterized. Wish PT would spend $2.00 more in tubing and extend valves so we didn't have to climb inside storage area. Other than that only took 10 minutes. Thanks for checking to see if I got response.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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Ok...I will be winterizing mine for the first time soon ...So..i will be crawling in there ..to do the same..
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I cut the basement wall at the vertical support, cut and recovered the wood with the same material. Now I only have to remove 4 screws to remove the small section of wall and reach in to access the bypass valves at the back of the hot water tank. No more climbing into the basement to remove that complete wall.
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The valves for my trailer are inside under the fridge .

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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Yea my old TT was very easy, inside next to fridge. Now that I moved up I gave to crawl inside. Something's not right with that.
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I also have a 325 res. I am planning to winterize it for the first time. I never had a black tank flush system in the past. Is there anything special i need to do to the inlet valve. I thought about pumping some antifreeze through the outside faucet into the flush system. I tried to flush the tank at a state park and the pump in the rv doesn't have enough pressue to push the water into the tank.
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I will be using a air compressor.... set at 30 psi.. and blow out the black tank flush line first.
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I also have a 325 res. I am planning to winterize it for the first time. I never had a black tank flush system in the past. Is there anything special i need to do to the inlet valve. I thought about pumping some antifreeze through the outside faucet into the flush system. I tried to flush the tank at a state park and the pump in the rv doesn't have enough pressue to push the water into the tank.
Your pump must be (Bad) or you need to hook up to a (Water or Air source of 40PSI) and try agin. After it is flowing,pump Pink A/F in using your outside shower. Youroo!! PA watch for (Tadpole Rally) info on the (Rally Zone)!
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