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Old 10-19-2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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381RD Winterizing

Hello All,

My first post on here, but I have learned a good bit from you all. I just bought a 2018 Chaparral 381RD a few months ago. I've had several TT's in the past. This rig is different. The water intake and waste water control panel is convenient but new to me.

I might be using the camper once or twice this winter, so chose to use air and blowout everything instead of filling all the lines with antifreeze. Think I have it all figured out EXCEPT: How do I drain the fresh water tank and winterize the water pump? The only drains I see underneath are apparently the low point for hot and cold lines. Can't find a drain for the fresh water tank...

Any advice or knowledge you can give me is MOST appreciated.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:38 PM   #2
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Well, I found the fresh water tank drain. Right above the rear axle.

Anyone have any thoughts on winterizing the water pump?

Thank you!
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:18 PM   #3
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I take it back. you guys haven't been much help. not one single comment about winterizing the water pump?!
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:08 PM   #4
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Lol
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:41 PM   #5
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my unit has a pick up tube/stray right at the docking station. you can put it right into a jug of anti freeze and it goes straight to the pump.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:32 AM   #6
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What if you don't do the antifreeze way and you only do the air method that's what he's asking and I have the same question
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:27 AM   #7
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Blow air into the pickup tube instead.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:29 AM   #8
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Pickup tube?
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:30 PM   #9
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Don't forget to do the lines for the washer and dryer prep. I just about missed that my first time winterizing my 360ibl.
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:13 PM   #10
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Don't forget to do the lines for the washer and dryer prep. I just about missed that my first time winterizing my 360ibl.
Oh wow! Yeah I forgot those. Never had those before.

Thank you!!!!
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