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Old 11-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Winterizing Microlite

I know there are a bazillion posts of winterizing campers but I canít find any particular to my FR Microlite. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it. I have winterized other campers before but am not sure how everything works on this new one.

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Old 11-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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Did you get one like this?





How I did it.

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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John, take the water filter out...I've had the pink stuff ruin one. Turn that black knob away from the blue hose. That will bypass the water tank. Turn off the hot and cold lines at the water heater on the opposite wall of that compartment and open the valve between the two lines. That will bypass the water heater. I've just taken a cheap garden hose and cut a six foot section off. Screw that into the antifreeze inlet and put the other end in a jug of antifreeze much like what Ford has done above. Turn on the water pump and it'll pull it out of the jug. The rest is just like any other camper you've done.
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That all makes sense to me. Do you worry about any water in the hose that goes to the water tank?
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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I wouldn't worry about it too much as it's open to the tank on one end. Any expansion should push up the hose towards the tank so there won't be any pressure buildup. To be on the safe side, you could just unscrew the hose on the right hand side of the pump and let the low end of that line drain into a cup or something ( with the valve open to the tank ) then reconnect it.
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