Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
dgiturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Woodstock, IL
Posts: 28
Winterized my Tracer

OK, first time doing this, so hope I got it right.
I followed Prime Time's online guide to a T, using the 25psi air compressor method. As I had to unscrew a panel to put my water heater in bypass mode, once I was done blowing air through the lines, I put the heater back in regular use mode before replacing the panel, so as not to have to take off the panel again in the Spring. (I think next time I will add some type of hinge and clasp). Also poured good quantities of RV antifreeze in all the drains. By the way, I used threading Teflon tape when I replaced the water heater drain plug. Is that OK?
Gave everything a good cleaning, and as it will be stored inside a barn, I placed a few packets of Fresh Cab Rodent repellent in the kitchen area, and hung up a Damp Rid in the bathroom.
Had some extra energy so I washed the outside, and used Eagle's Wax as you Dry spray wax. (Washing on a ladder is an adventure itself)
Thought if I missed anything or an easier way?
Thanks.
__________________

__________________
2013 Tracer 230FBS - Traded for
2015 Crusader 335BHS Yeah baby..
dgiturbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
I see you didn't say you drained the low point drains ?
if you have an outside shower did you blow it out as well ?
did you remove water filter (if it has one) ?



TURBS
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brewerton, NY
Posts: 329
The Teflon tape is fine. I personally leave my hot water drain open all winter...and I leave it in by pass...I too have to remove a panel to get to the valves...I just left the panel off and will replace it in the spring..

Even though I blew out my lines, I still use he antifreeze for extra protection. Took me 5 gallons total including the drain traps..at 3 bucks a gallon not a bad investment for 15 bucks.

I agree , make sure u had ur low point drains open to completely drain the lines...I also open and leave open my drain valve for my fresh water tank..
__________________

2015 Dodge 2500 Big Horn 4x4 6.4 HEMI
2015 Grand Designs Reflections 323 BHS
Reese 16K Quick Slide with Factory Rail Kit Option
kozzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 09:33 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
dgiturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Woodstock, IL
Posts: 28
Low point valves were drained, external shower and BTF were also blown out. Teflon tape it is.
Thanks all..
Waiting for April now.
__________________
2013 Tracer 230FBS - Traded for
2015 Crusader 335BHS Yeah baby..
dgiturbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 580
dgiturbo - were the instructions clear and complete? Your feedback on them is appreciated.

PTM
__________________
RV Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
dgiturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Woodstock, IL
Posts: 28
Yes. The online instructions were a gem. A model specific link to accessing the heater bypass valves would be nice, though I am sure cost prohibitive.
So far great product!!
__________________
2013 Tracer 230FBS - Traded for
2015 Crusader 335BHS Yeah baby..
dgiturbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
mdalb20's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jersey Shore, New Jersey (We Will Rebuild!!)
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by dgiturbo View Post
Yes. The online instructions were a gem. A model specific link to accessing the heater bypass valves would be nice, though I am sure cost prohibitive.
So far great product!!
Sorry for the late reply. I have the 2012 and I pump the solution through. I always did it with my boat and never had a problem. I agree on the model specific instructions on the hot water heater but i figured it out.
Love my 2012 230FBS but of course now looking for the next larger one! LOL
__________________
mdalb20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 02:49 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
SibeTribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Niagara
Posts: 26
Where did you find Prime time instructions for winterizing? I have just been on the website and can't find it.
__________________
Sue & Sibes
2002 Ford Expedition XL
2012 Tracer 2700 RES Touring Edition
4 Trips 70 nights
SibeTribe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 06:35 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
mdalb20's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jersey Shore, New Jersey (We Will Rebuild!!)
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by SibeTribe View Post
Where did you find Prime time instructions for winterizing? I have just been on the website and can't find it.
The instructions I had were in the manual but again they were not the clearest.
__________________
mdalb20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 05:59 AM   #10
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 580
sibe - there aren't any directions posted on the web site - only how to operate your by pass valves. There are some generic directions in the owner's manual.

However, we have some detailed directions that we can forward you if you contact rstickel@forestriverinc.com. We are in production of a video to help you winterize and we can forward you the audio script. It will be very helpful.

PTM
__________________

__________________
RV Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 PM.