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Old 10-10-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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Help winterizing 36CKTS

Hey everyone if you wouldn't mind me asking what seems like a dumb question, which valves do I turn so that I can winterize my 5th wheel?
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:45 PM   #2
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In your photo the water heater is in normal operation. The three red arrows point to the valves for the water heater and you need to turn each of them making the top and bottom valve perpendicular to the water line and the middle valve so it is parallel to the water line. The water heater is now in bypass.

The yellow arrow points to the valve for the anti-freeze pickup line. It needs to be turned so the valve is parallel to the line in order to pick up the anti-freeze from the jug.

The black arrow points to the valve for the pickup from the fresh water holding tank. You need to turn this valve so it is perpendicular to the line or you will end up putting anti-freeze in the fresh water tank.

Once you have these valves turned the way I outlined you can turn on your water pump and start drawing anti-freeze into the trailerís water lines.

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Lmao and that is why I got covered in antifreeze. Thank you very much for the help. I'll redo it my next day off.
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If you have a residential refer with an ice maker you need to winterize that as well and if you have the tankless water heater there is a different process to winterize that. I just did mine. What do you have in yours?
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:46 AM   #5
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Residential fridge and normal water heater. I blew all the water out with air first and then tried antifreeze
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:34 AM   #6
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Don't forget to return the water heater valves back to the normal position next spring.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:02 AM   #7
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winterize 36 CKTS

I believe these are the settings for:

Summer:








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Old 10-11-2016, 12:10 PM   #8
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C.B. and Bob, thanks for the pictures of how to the valves. I knew how to set them all, except for how to get the antifreeze to draw up into the plumbing. Do you guys also blow out the water lines before putting the antifreeze in?

C.B., what is the gauge that shows in your picture? Water pressure? How is it connected?

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C.B., what is the gauge that shows in your picture? Water pressure? How is it connected?



Yes it's a water pressure gauge. It is threaded into a garden hose Y adaptor. The other is threaded on to water inlet of camper. A 90 degree elbow and short connector hose are added to the bottom of the Y.

There are on/off valves on the Y also. I get the park water hooked up and then gradually turn water on to the gauge watching the pressure. If it's ok then water to camper is gradually turned on.







I also added a backflow preventer and short reinforced hose to my black tank flush.





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If you have a residential refer with an ice maker you need to winterize that as well and if you have the tankless water heater there is a different process to winterize that. I just did mine. What do you have in yours?
Looking at getting a 38FBD with ice maker in refer and tankless WH. What is process for them?
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