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Old 03-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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DeWinterizing my new

Just purchased a 23 foot Forest River Ultra Light. The dealer went over dewinterizing but there was so much info to grasp. Can anyone help me with the steps. I have five valves and can't figure out what to do. This is all new to me, so I need to learn soon as I am off to take a trip. Thanks all for your help.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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i am assuming that there is rv antifreeze installed ?
if so open your low point drains and let drain
and turn the bypass/or bypass valves for hw heater .
im sure they told you where they were ? right ?
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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fill fresh water tank with water and sanitizer of choice and flush lines . after you drain fw tank assuming there may be antifreeze in it as well .
some one on here has the correct sanitizing method .
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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Yes I got where the valves are but just don't really understand the line situation. It was fast and I should have taken more time to understand. Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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I think in the faq section there may be a generic diagram of the valves and what to do with them . contact herk7769 on here . I think he has a great diagram
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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I too would like to find the correct position of the bypass valves in a Suburban Heater. I wonder if anyone has a Diagram or Photo?
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #7
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normally the valve /s "bypass" is directly behind hw heater.
some times the back side means its in a cabinet or there has to be an interior panel removed to access it .
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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We have 2304s low point drains on door side behind wheels, the valves on the hot water tank, there are 3 pipes that enter tank, the valves on the small red and blue pipes are open when valves are parallel to pipe, then the large pipe need to be closed so it will be perpendicular. Opposite when you close. We have opened and closed several times this year because the weather has been great in Oklahoma so we have been camping throughout the winter. Wrote this down to help me remember! Hope this helps someone.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:46 PM   #9
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Here is a copy of the winterizing paper my RV dealer sends out. I have removed the advertising and company name. From it you should be able to reverse engineer the de winterizing.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:44 AM   #10
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I think in the faq section there may be a generic diagram of the valves and what to do with them . contact herk7769 on here . I think he has a great diagram
Tuckster PM'ed me and I was thrown by the "five valves"

I have no idea what the OP needs by way of instruction. I was hoping someone with the same model camper would chime in here. I also asked the OP for photos of the valves in question.

As to manuals and photos; this is all I have.
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