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Old 10-21-2011, 07:00 PM   #31
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Kim, I have to tell you, that what you have described is not how I was taught to winterize an RV. I am suspicious (as you apparently are) that they were not "up" on how to do it properly since there was clear water in your shower heads. I wonder if they flushed out the city water check valve, turbo flush check valve, outside shower head, filled the drains and what did they do to your water heater? Did they remove and inspect the anode?

Lots of questions.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:05 PM   #32
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???What???

I sure know what "I'd" do, but spending time in the local slammer is not my idea of a fun weekend.....Partner, you got jerked, big-time, in my opinion. Those slick-talking Willies are trying to baffle you with BS so they don't need to stand-good on their commitment.

How about we all become pro-active as a group and send this shade-tree-mechanic a little note. First we need to know the name of the outfit and the city/state.

Lou, what is a, "PA sticker?"
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:10 PM   #33
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LOL, now THATS the spirit!!!

And in answer to Herk, they apparently put some antifreeze in the WH, but took out the anode and left it inside the compartment.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:40 PM   #34
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Pennsylvania requires an annual trailer inspection.
It is a "sticker" in the window. Only certain PA inspection stations are authorized to inspect trailers.

"Some" antifreeze? WTH does that mean?
They removed the anode and left the hole open?
Those threads will rust if left open for very long.
(also critters can get in there and they are hard to get out.)

I am sorry, but I would be looking for a lawyer and get your money back.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:47 PM   #35
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Camco has a great instruction pamphlet on how to do it.
It says $2.98 on the cover or I would scan and post it.

www.camco.net
1-800-334-2004

Maybe you can get your own copy.

http://www.thecampingsource.com/item.../category.aspx

This thread is just as good. (and free)
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #36
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Actual cash out for service is 80.23, not even worth going to small claims court, cost of water pump.... well maybe the two items combined would be worth small claims court, but rather just talk with the service shop and ask for your pump replaced (working or not) and ask for your money back.

Winterizing a trailer is quite simple, multiple ways to be accomplished, however, the way your's was performed was not adequate, with the things you have already found to be wrong, I would not trust any of it to be "winterized", I would pull it home for the weekend and take a few hours to learn it for yourself. Next time will take less than an hour, and after that it gets even quicker.

Be on the safe side and do not leave it in storage without making sure it is winterized properly.
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Yes, they removed the anode and left the hole open. I'm not sure if there is still antifreeze in the WH or not .........but I am sure it would have drained out when he took the anode out.
I will probably wrap the plug threads with teflon tape and reinsert anode into WH.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:12 PM   #38
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I would flush it out first. Most likely there are bits of anode and calcium deposits in there. Then wire brush the threads in the hole and the anode; teflon tape the threads and torque.
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