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Old 03-22-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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De-winterize

On my 2012 rockwood just remove filter and flush fresh water through the the de-winterized valve, run water til pink is gone and wa la?
Is that it?
Thanks for help never done this before.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Its pretty simple.

Just a couple of things to make sure you do...

Take water heater out of bypass.

Sanitize the fresh water tank.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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I keep seeing people say to sanitize the fresh water tank. When I did my winterization, I connected my kit to my water pump and pumped the pink stuff through my lines. My understanding is, there is a one way check valve that would prevent backflow into the FW tank. If that is the case (other than just making sure I had a clean FW tank), do I really need to sanitize the FW tank?
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If that is the case (other than just making sure I had a clean FW tank), do I really need to sanitize the FW tank?
If you use your fresh water tank than you want to disinfect it periodically. Its a good thing to do once a year.
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So bypass Hot water tank while flushing? How do you bypass? Not sure how you do that.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:05 PM   #6
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When I de winterized a few weeks ago, I pulled out the anode on the hot water heater. Hooked up the water hose, checked to make sure all the faucets were off, and then turned it on. I flushed everything out real good, plus put water in the fresh water tank. I turned on the pump, ran everything in that mode, then without the pump. I sanitized the fresh water tank. I then turned on hot water heater, etc. and checked everything out. I found out I needed a new anode for hot water heater, plus a new shower head. Went camping last weekend..everything worked as prescribed.
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So bypass Hot water tank while flushing? How do you bypass? Not sure how you do that.
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Let me make sure I understand the question because bypass is something you do in the fall. Taking the water heater out of bypass is something you do now.

So, when you winterized last year, your HWH was bypassed (valves are near the HWH) so that it did not fill with antifreeze. Now that the AF is flushed out of your trailer, you need to reverse those valves so the HWH can fill again.

Now you are set to sanitize the system; including the water heater.

Does that make more sense?
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so what does Sanitize the water tank mean????......is that a bottle of something I need to buy??.....or mix beach and water?

how is this done?
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Got it thanks a lot.
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so what does Sanitize the water tank mean????......is that a bottle of something I need to buy??.....or mix beach and water?

how is this done?
Fill up your freshwater tank with water and throw some bleach in it. Leave it sit in your tank for 4 hours or overnight, open your faucets to run the water through the lines, empty the tank, fill it up again and dump it. Sanitizing now done!
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