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Old 09-18-2014, 10:04 AM   #1
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Winterizing the A128

What all is involved in doing this on a 2011?
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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I'm sure you will get a proper answer, but here is my Gulf Coast style of winterizing.

OMG its late on Sunday, I just parked the camper and were are getting a hard freeze tonight(in the 20s). I drain the freshwater tank, open the low point valves, and open the faucets then turn the furnace on low and close her up.

I usually do blow out the freshwater lines and drain the water heater when I have a chance. Even the heat from a 100 watt light bulb will keep the inside warm enough under those circumstances.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:00 PM   #3
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What all is involved in doing this on a 2011?

Where do you live?


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Old 09-19-2014, 07:56 PM   #5
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Then I would drain the water system and winterized with pink antifreeze for rvs. Ensure there is some in the sink drain too, and purchaser the pump adapter so you can use the pump to suck the antifreeze direct from the jug into the hot and cold lines. Unscrew the cover over the hot water heater and turn the bypass valves so you don't have to fill that with pink stuff, take out the anode rod and drain the hot water heater so you don't get a freeze in there, be sure to run the outside shower to clear that of trapped water until pink stuff comes out.

There are plenty of step by step guides on the web and YouTube.

With a bypass valve in the pump it should take you about 10 min.


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Old 09-19-2014, 08:35 PM   #6
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Ok thanks for your help. Sounds easy enough.
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