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Old 09-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Winterizing Cedar Creek 36CKTS

Has anyone used the siphon hose and pump along with antifreeze?

On my older unit I blew out the lines but I'm considering using the pump and curious how much antifreeze it would take?
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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I winterized our 34RLSA and used 4 gallons. Might have been able to get by with 3 gallons but I put extra thru the traps and toilet. I like to leave antifreeze in the holding tanks... I believe it helps keep the valves lubricated.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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Last year on our Sabre we blew the lines out and used 3 gallons of antifreeze. Don't forget the washing machine lines if you have them.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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I opened up this past weekend and all of my water lines were fine. The problem I encountered was the ice maker on the residential fridge. Either the water line on the backside or the pump cracked. For now I turned off the water supply to it. Being built in and up on the platform it's not go to be easy to get to.
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I use about 2 gallons.... but here is the process I use:

Note: Low point drains - we have 3 - cold, hot, ice maker line

1. Remove low point drains
2. Open faucets for the washer (low points - 3/washer faucets are on opposite ends of rig)
3. Open all faucets and turn on Ice Maker
4. Wait 30 mins (for ice maker to cycle)
5. Close all faucets and close low point drains
6. Hook up ~10 PSI air line to water inlet
7. Open each faucet (and low points) one at a time until no water (Ice maker still on)
8. Remove water heater anode (with air on)
9. Put water heater into by-pass
10. Close all faucets - draw 3 gallons of anti-freeze into the system
11. Open each faucet to allow a small amount of anti-freeze has come through
12. Ice maker is still on - check for ice/anti-freeze (can take up to an hour)
13. Power down pump, open all faucets (leaving them open all winter)
14. Using anti-freeze bottles, open low point drains and let excess anti-freeze drain back into bottles.

I then clean out the ice maker so there is no anti-freeze left in the ice maker system. When we get ready for camping I will turn on the ice maker and wipe out the tray for the first cycle or two of the making process to remove any anti-freeze, make several batches of ice and toss them.

I am thinking of pulling the fridge out and hardwiring a switch with external power to the solenoid so that winterizing is easier allowing me to cycle the ice maker, or move south
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38FLCamper's response is excellent. I chose the "move south" option which worked flawlessly.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:38 AM   #7
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I used a jumper wire to cycle the ice maker located behind the front icemaker cover....it took a couple cycles to get pick stuff coming out of the fuller tube. I held a bottle next to the ice full tube to collect the pick stuff. Is worked great...I cycled it about 5 times for good measure.

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You jumped it inside the freezer?
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You jumped it inside the freezer?
Yes. You pull the front cover off the icemŕker and you will find
a number of holes in the plastic body. there are letters indicating which
pins are behind the holes. My memory is not the best anymore so I would
have to look up which two you jump to actuate the fill cycle but I'm thinking
it was A & D. It is posted somewhere in this forum and can be found online.
If I can find it for you, I will post a link. or Somebody that has been thčre done that can chime in.
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Looks like T and H - at least based on this post:

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