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Old 10-28-2014, 07:41 PM   #41
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Thanks everyone. I'll look into it and get to work on it. I'll have to look into de-winterizing also because I'll be taking the trailer out in Jan. to the beach.
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:26 PM   #42
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Is about 3 gallons of antifreeze enough to pour into the freshwater tank and draw it throughout the system? How many gallons did you you pour into the tank? I ended up getting some from my local Lowes.

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I had not fashioned a hose for the inlet, and I felt more comfortable doing the freshwater tank method. But from what I can tell, using the inlet uses less antifreeze, it requires just the hose from the inlet to the jugs (and someone to swap them out, and flipping one valve to bypass the freshwater tank.

Next year I will likely use the inlet.

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Old 11-11-2014, 12:19 PM   #43
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I'm outside now winterizing the Roo 23ss!! Everything is going fine so far and according to plan thanks to this thread and the videos. I am first blowing the water lines out with compressed air. I will then winterize using the RV antifreeze method via the intake valve. I am doing both because I wanted to experience both ways.

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When using compressed air, how do you blow out the lines between the fresh water tank and water pump? I was not sure if there is a backflow valve that would prevent the compressed air from making it's way on the intake side of the pump.

- Does simply running the water pump for a few seconds clear the lines enough?
- Should I fill the fresh water tank with RV Antifreeze to ensure that side is protected?

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Old 11-11-2014, 01:00 PM   #44
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I just disconnect the line from the fresh water tank where it connects to the pump. If it is pitched downhill hill gravity will drain it. Otherwise you can back blow through the fitting. You can remove the outlet fitting from the pump and tip the pump to drain any water out. I wouldn't put antifreeze in the fresh water tank if I were you because then you have to try and clean it out come spring.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:40 PM   #45
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Don't forget to take out your coffee maker. a couple years back I left mine in the trailer over the winter. In the spring I went to use it and water came out as quick as I poured it in.
I prefer pour-over coffee now
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:53 PM   #46
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Thanks for those last two tips. Thanks everyone for the information in this thread. I just completed winterizing the Roo23ss today! I took my time and tried to get a good understanding of the plumbing system and concept behind winterizing. I think I covered all bases during this process. I blew the lines out by using compressed air. The compressed air method was easy, but you gotta keep an eye on the pressure. At one point the pressure went up to 35-40psi.. I quickly reduced pressure. I then winterized using the RV Antifreeze. This process went smooth.

It was a very productive day with a great feeling of accomplishment!
I felt good giving the Roo a lot of TLC because it gave us a lot of joy this season.

My last question. Maybe I am thinking too much into this but...
After the pump is off and everything is completed, do you open some of the faucets to relieve the pressure? Or is the goal to keep the pressure in the lines with the antifreeze?

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I usually leave the faucets open, but it probably doesn't really matter. In the spring when you connect your hose for the first time be sure to turn on the water slowly and watch for any leaks.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:37 PM   #48
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Wanted to winterize our new ROO 21SS for the first time. He has a 41' 5th wheeler he has had for a few years that he keeps next to his house.
Here's what he did, removed the caps from the low point drains (three of them), there is no water in our holding tanks. Removed the plug from the hot water tank, turned all faucets on then used his compressor to blow out the lines on both faucets, turned on the water pump for a few seconds then blew out the lines again. RV antifreeze in all the p-traps, that's it.
Its what he has been dong for years......What do you think? I am also removing the water filter, that's a job in itself on the 21SS...

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When using compressed air, how do you blow out the lines between the fresh water tank and water pump? I was not sure if there is a backflow valve that would prevent the compressed air from making it's way on the intake side of the pump.
I never worry about this. I don't think water sits in those lines and will cause any issues. I know plenty of people that just drain the water from their lines and never worry about anything else. They don't use an antifreeze.
But for my own personal experiences, I think it's better to put antifreeze in mainly to help protect the pump, keeping it lubed and to protect drain elbows in the sinks and the rubber ring around the bottom of the toilet bowl. Not having antifreeze in the line between the fresh water tank and the pump is OK.
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Do you put antifreeze with water in the toilet? Or what.....

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