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Old 09-25-2016, 11:18 AM   #11
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This sounds like the salesman's lips were moving again (that's when you know he's lying!)
At the risk of violating forum rules....

Salesman = Politician = Salesman...

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Old 09-25-2016, 02:15 PM   #12
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At the risk of violating forum rules....

Salesman = Politician = Salesman...

/political rant.


I think you're safe on that one as you've just stated a well recognized fact.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:31 PM   #13
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"Why they would tell you to put it in the FW tank is beyond me, ESPECIALLY since they gave you the 3 way valve so you don't have to."

I completely agree rockfordroo. But the manual indeed says to pour a few gallons in the fresh water tank. To make matters stranger, when I picked up the unit from the dealership, the rep was very vague when I asked him if there was a RV fluid intake hose somewhere. He said if a customer winterizes the unit, it voids the warranty. Maybe it does, but I am not about to pay someone to do something that is so simple.
I am looking right at manual now and it surely says to pour the anti-freeze in the FW tank ...

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I am looking right at manual now and it surely says to pour the anti-freeze in the FW tank ...

Unbelievable
The only reason I could see would be if you can't fully drain your FW tank.
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Draining all tanks is the first item in the list of instructions
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You'll never completely drain that tank, but there's plenty of expansion room. Chances are, the manual was written when none of those units came with a winterizing kit installed and that valve is a fairly recent addition.....which could mean anything in the last ten years at the rate things get updated. There's no need at all for antifreeze in the tank unless that's the only way you have to pump it through the system. It won't hurt anything if you drink traces of it but people do say it may taste/smell funny and it'll take a lot of fill/flush to get it all out since you can't completely drain it.
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You'll never completely drain that tank, but there's plenty of expansion room.
EXACTLY!
Neither the FW tank or WH have to be completely empty, because there's room for the frozen water to expand.
It's the places that are narrow that are in danger.
Water lines are #1 danger area.
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He said if a customer winterizes the unit, it voids the warranty.
The manual give complete instructions to the consumer for winterizing. So the manufacturer support customers doing it. The salesnerd was, er, misinformed.
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It's a case of the dealership hoping to get to charge for winterizing.
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It's a case of the dealership hoping to get to charge for winterizing.
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