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Old 08-28-2015, 06:33 AM   #1
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Winterizing New owner wildwood dbud

Hello everyone. Not sure if this is the right spot but here goes.

Just bought a new to me 2014 forest river 28dbud. Looking for tips on Winteriziing it.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:39 AM   #2
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first. It's only August. Go camping and come back in 2 months
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:47 AM   #3
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Lots to read....

https://www.google.ca/search?q=winte...GMGjgwSr1JTYCg

and youtube videos



https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...terize+your+rv

and then ask questions for anything else if help is required......
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tons of info on the internet and on this forum about winterizing. should have no issues but if you are unclear on a certain step don't hesitate to ask. Not hard at all...
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Lots of "You Tube" videos on the subject. Pick up your RV anti-freeze at Walmart for a decent price rather than a dealer.
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:09 PM   #6
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28dbud here. 2 schools of thought. One is to pump rv antifreeze into the entire system (sans the water heater). The second is to blow out the fresh water lines with compressed air, which is what we do. Have to be careful though because any water left in the system will accumulate at the low spot and can cause big trouble in a freeze. We purge the system carefully with 40psi over and over. Never had a problem. But the antifreeze route is the safest. Since we do a good bit of winter camping we were buying 15+ gallons of af over the season. That's why I decided on compressed air. And besides, the compressor is right there in the shop.

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I do a little of blow purge system with air and pour some antifreeze into drains to put some in the traps and also some in the commode to keep ring wet. Also take out the plastic valve in my commode on the foot pedal.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #8
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Awesome, thanks for the tips on the air purging...do you keep all taps open at 40psi continuously or just crack them each one at a time including the low drain points? Thanks...I had a hybrid prior to this with a water filter and it was a PIA to winterize as everything was tucked away in hard to reach places...it doesnt appear that my dbud has a water filter in it.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:34 PM   #9
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Crack them one sink or tub at a time. Start with the low point drains then move around. Repeat then repeat. If you have used the fresh water tank and pump, those need special attention. The pump is behind a panel underneath the frig. On the rare occasions that I've used the fresh water pump, I use a winterazation kit and pump a few oz of antifreeze into the pump. That's my last step. No prob so far. You're results may vary:-)


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2015 28dbud here. I drain the hot water tank, pull the anode to check it, and switch the bypass valves on the back of the tank. Use a clean rag to wick the standing water out of the tank through the anode hole. Use compressed air on the outside hose hookup. I start with the kitchen sink, then bathroom, then vanity opening one at a time to blow out. Then double check a 2nd time. Finally open the low point drains behind the left wheels and blow air through there. I put the bypass on the pump to pump rv antifreeze in. Stick the hose in a bottle and kick on the pump. Start farthest to closest opening faucets one at a time. Let them run enough to fill the drain p traps with antifreeze while I'm at it. Drain black and Grey tanks. If powered and your fresh tank is heated leave the fresh alone. If not there should be a drain behind the right wheels. Takes me about 30 minutes and approximately 3 gallons. I read don't put antifreeze in the hot water tank so right or wrong, I just make sure it drains and doesn't hold water. Winterized mine 6 times last year between outings with no problems. Disclaimer - your mileage may vary and if you freeze a pipe its not my fault. LOL. Good luck and have fun.
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