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Old 11-07-2015, 02:18 PM   #11
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Still looking for the drain caps in the 183Roo......


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Old 11-07-2015, 02:19 PM   #12
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And the "sticker" you mention is marking the location of the drains?


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Old 11-07-2015, 07:02 PM   #13
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And the "sticker" you mention is marking the location of the drains?
Yes. You may need to look around a little underneath, as they don't always stick the sticker directly "in front" of the drains. But they should be close, somewhere.
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Old 11-08-2015, 12:05 AM   #14
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How do you get the low point drain caps off? I turned and turned but they would not come off. Do you just pull them straight down? Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:04 PM   #15
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They screw off. You'll probably need a pair of slip-joint pliers for the cap and wrench for the fitting. The factory really puts them on tight for some unknown reason.
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Leave open one faucet, connect air to city water at no more that 30lbs pressure. Male sure water heater is drained and bypassed.

Fire up the compressor.

Wait until water stops blowing out out 1st faucet, then open another and close 1st. Follow that procedure going around and doing all faucets including the shower hose if you have one and outside shower. Do the two low point drains last.

After pumping in the antifreeze and you know it flowed to all areas, make sure you depress the spring loaded back-check in city water connection, open all valves. Just unscrew the low point drain caps about 1/2 way.

Um I have a 2015 Roo 23IKSS and I don't know what you are talking about when you say Spring Loaded Back-Check cap for City Water Inlet? What is that? I don't seem to have one?


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Um I have a 2015 Roo 23IKSS and I don't know what you are talking about when you say Spring Loaded Back-Check cap for City Water Inlet? What is that? I don't seem to have one?


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Your city water inlet has a check valve inside of it. If you look into the connection, you'll see it's not just a hole. This check valve is what keeps your fresh water, when being pumped by your water pump, from coming out of the city water connection. (There's a similar check valve built into your water pump so city water doesn't flow into the FW tank.)

You can stick a small nail or something like that into your city water connection to momentarily open the check valve. Be careful not to damage it, though.

I seem to recall someone posting a pic of it. You could try searching for it.
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Your city water inlet has a check valve inside of it. If you look into the connection, you'll see it's not just a hole. This check valve is what keeps your fresh water, when being pumped by your water pump, from coming out of the city water connection. (There's a similar check valve built into your water pump so city water doesn't flow into the FW tank.)

You can stick a small nail or something like that into your city water connection to momentarily open the check valve. Be careful not to damage it, though.

I seem to recall someone posting a pic of it. You could try searching for it.
You have to remove the screen and washer at your city water connection and then you will see it...it's just a spring loaded tab. Stand to the side when you press it or you will be taking a RV antifreeze shower. Don't ask how I found this out!
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You have to remove the screen and washer at your city water connection and then you will see it...it's just a spring loaded tab. Stand to the side when you press it or you will be taking a RV antifreeze shower. Don't ask how I found this out!

Can't you just blow the water lines and pull the filter then replace the filter housing and suck antifreeze in by the filler hole near the HW heater? Do you have to depress this valve? Worried about breaking it


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I had a 2008 183 that either 1) did not have low point drains or 2) they managed to elude me.

Winterized the RV for 7 years without a problem.

My new camper has low point drains. Also, the fresh water tank drain petcock is accessed from underneath the camper at the bottom of the tank as is the case with most. The 183 drain was accessed from inside the camper with the opening in the lower side of the tank.
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