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Old 10-04-2016, 02:49 PM   #1
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Our Silverback 33RL trailer has rough in for washer/dryer. Is there anything that needs to be done for washer water lines. They are still behind the wall and I have no idea where they terminate at the other end. Anyone know?
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:56 PM   #2
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If you open the hot and cold water low point drains under your rig the washer lines will also be drained.
In some rigs they just put the piping in but don't hook it into the water lines until a washer is installed.
Either way continue to drain like normal.
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Thought about it after I winterized. It did push antifreeze out the low point drains. Hopefully or was enough to drain anything in the washer lines.
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I go one step further; I open each faucet and let the pink stuff flow out of the water line. I use a short hose that empties into a bucket and than that is poured down the shower drain when done.
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I go one step further; I open each faucet and let the pink stuff flow out of the water line. I use a short hose that empties into a bucket and than that is poured down the shower drain when done.
I do it this way too.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:22 PM   #6
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I think most of us do it that way. However the washer water lines don't have taps they are still behind the wall. I'm just concerned if any fresh water is trapped in there.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:36 PM   #7
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winterizing

A washer pump pumps uphill you should also pour antifreeze into the washer tub.It will go to the pump and protect it. About a quart would do
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I have that pre plumbed washer line for future resale. Never used it. For 2 winters in N Georgia mountains I do same as stated.....the faucets, hot/cold are brass. No water has ever flowed up to either. With all low points drained; air blown and about 2 gals of RV anti freeze, never any concern.

Since I have the main filter system intact; and; I do use the RV in the winter, re-winterize, I remove the filter element and take it home and stow it in a refer in a sealed zip lock bag. The system fills the clear " plastic canister" with anti freeze and the seals all get lubricated. I then pour the canister filled anti freeze into the shower drain and bathroom sink.

2 years and nary any issue....

In 5 years of winters with fifth wheels,
Only thing EVER, was a cracked ( and proudly spewing) PLASTIC water intake to the toilet. That was because I blew with air and did not use anti freeze. These new units makes the task more simple. TAKE YOUR TIME!!
I am a firm believer in ANTI FREEZE.....
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