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Old 11-03-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
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Winterizing

I wonder if anyone has a run down of items to do when you winterize. We have Rockwood SS2906. Some have said they winterize between outings in the winter and I need suggestions. Thanks
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:53 AM   #2
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If you're winterizing between outings and your outings are fairly close together I'd just blow the lines out. Here's what I do.

01) Open all low point drains.
02) Drain water heater.
03) Run water pump till completely empty of water.
04) Put drain plug back in heater finger tight.
05) Hook up air compressor to city water inlet and make sure regulator is set to 45psi.
06) Close low point drains.
07) Remove outside shower hose and head.
08) Open all faucets one at a time, first the hot then cold side and let blow till no more water comes out.
09) Open all faucets, low point drains and remove water heater drain plug and continue to blow out until no water is present.
10) Pour one cup of antifreeze down each drain. (sink, lavatory, shower, toilet.)
11) Set thermostat to 40 (lowest setting) and turn to heat.

Number 11 is optional. We do it so we don't have to remove canned items. We usually go every couple of weeks so it doesn't sit very long. It doesn't get very cold here so the furnace runs very little.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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Thanks so much Bama. I'll keep your list for reference.
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:58 PM   #4
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winterizing

I found a winterizing kit at the local trailer supply. It is a two way valve that goes on the suction side of the water pump and allows you to draw rv antifreeze right from gallon bottles directly into the supply lines. I feel more comfortable with this.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:46 PM   #5
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In here somewhere is an excellent winterizing guide that someone offered to one of the other 100 questions about the topic. I've done it for years and still learned something from that list. I bet using search would give you all you want and more.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:15 PM   #6
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where is the drain for the water heater

I am winterizing our Rockwood Mini Lite Travel Trailer - Model 1809 (2008) and cannot find the hot water heat drain.
Anyone know where the heck it is?
THANKS!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:45 AM   #7
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The water heater drain is the plug at the bottom of the heater behind the outside access panel. If it's a Suburban, it's a metal plug with an anode rod attached. If it's an Atwood, it's just a plastic plug.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:13 AM   #8
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Hey do i have to winterize if i live in california? I haven't winterized yet and its been a few years. Is this a bad thing?
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