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Old 12-12-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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NEW TO FORUM - NEED HELP WITH SANDPIPER 5th

Hi, We are new to this forum; first time to post...so if in wrong place - our appologies...We have a 2010 Sandpiper 345RET Fifth Wheel...we are currently living in it but want to go somewhere for a few weeks and need to winterize...Owners Manual is very vague...need to know what is the LEVER under the water heater lever...it says WINTERIZE/NORMAL...what is it and HOW is it used...

If anyone with this model can help it would be appreciated...we have been to SEVERAL dealers in MD/VA/NC...called several dealers on East Coast and NONE have been able to answer the questions...

Any other tips from full timers (we are full timers Mon-Fri but this time we plan to take two weeks at end of Dec...it freezes where the rig is located...please advise OR point us in the right direction for getting advise...thank you...
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:26 AM   #2
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to the forum !!!

Since your post is mostly a question for a specific unit, I am going to move this thread to the Sandpiper catergory. Why don't you introduce yourself (again) in the welcome mat so others can welcome you.

Again, Welcome !!
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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To answer your question winterize position of valve bypasses water heater so that your can fully drain the heater to prevent it from bursting due to water freezing.
Don't forget to remove anode to drain heater as damaged heater costs$$$ to replace
Normal position allows water to flow thru heater to give you hot water
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:58 PM   #5
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Thanks bunches...we actually found a picture on another forum...and think we may have it figured out...wish there were Owner's or User's Manuals for these rigs...thanks again,

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Old 12-19-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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It also lets you use your H2O pump to put antifreeze in the system. Run a hose into the antifreeze jug and turn pump on. Go inside and turn each water valve on and let run until you get antifreeze. Don't forget the W/D hook up. Drain the water heater. Pour some antifreeze in each drain to fill the traps.
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