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Old 09-06-2016, 05:07 PM   #11
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I have discovered some of the drain valves on my Coachmen are defective. I can turn the plastic handles but not all the valves open.

Even though these handles show the valves are open two are still closed


If I remove the handle to confirm. So far FR doesn't appear to care as I was 23 days past the 1 year warranty when I discovered the defective valves.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:29 PM   #12
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Thanks for this info! I will print your response and add it to the FR manual, which does not mention this feature. The dealer may have discussed this at the PDI, but it is not in my notes. Do you think 2 gallons of anti-freeze is enough?


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Old 09-09-2016, 09:20 AM   #13
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Don't forget about the outside shower/hose thing on the driver's side rear.
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Old 12-08-2016, 05:39 PM   #14
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Just drove my newly purchased 2017 Sunseeker MB 2400W from Florida to Maryland in time for our first freeze. I'm getting ready to drain the hot water heater, but the cheap plastic drain cap seems like it might have been rounded somewhat. 7/8" wrench is too small, but 1" seems a little big. Does anyone know the exact size?
BTW, I recently sold our boat and always winterized using compressed air for the fresh water lines. Efficient, no worry about antifreeze aftertaste.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:35 AM   #15
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I always use a pair of adjustable ling handle plyers. I get a good grip and once it's started, I can turn it by hand. I use Teflon on the threads to seal with minimal torque.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:31 AM   #16
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7/8" wrench is too small, but 1" seems a little big. Does anyone know the exact size?
I think it is a 1" ... but you'll want to use a 6 point socket - a 12 point socket will round off the corners.

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Old 12-09-2016, 01:40 PM   #17
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Just drove my newly purchased 2017 Sunseeker MB 2400W from Florida to Maryland in time for our first freeze. I'm getting ready to drain the hot water heater, but the cheap plastic drain cap seems like it might have been rounded somewhat. 7/8" wrench is too small, but 1" seems a little big. Does anyone know the exact size?
BTW, I recently sold our boat and always winterized using compressed air for the fresh water lines. Efficient, no worry about antifreeze aftertaste.
It takes a 15/16 socket and I also use a 4 inch extension on my socket wrench. My W hasn't taken more than two gallons in the two years I've winterized it...seriously over bought that first year!
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Old 12-09-2016, 05:57 PM   #18
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winterize 2400W

I'll receive my W mid January in London, Ky. I'll assume it will be winterized from the factory and I'll address all this come spring. It only made 32* here today in middle Tennessee. Has anyone ever been in this situation ? I don't have plans to travel till spring, but will run her around town for a while.
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We picked up our W at the end of last March up here in Illinois. The motor home may have come from the factory with no water in the systems, but the dealer made everything work for the pre delivery inspection. When we drove it off the lot there was no water in the tanks, but the water lines were not cleared, and no anti freeze was used... the dealer felt that it was not necessary. The weather was pretty mild, and we took it up to Wisconsin and parked it. Two weeks later we headed out on our first trip, and when we started in was in the low 20's with about 4" of fresh snow on the ground. We filled it with water and beat feet South, and saw no more snow or freezing weather.

Seems like you should be OK in Kentucky in March, but if the cold persists, have the dealer winterize it while you are there for the PDI... you will learn a lot about your new W!


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