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Old 11-13-2014, 10:07 AM   #51
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Just to confirm...
The only thing that you do to the hot water heater is remove the anode rod to drain the water from it? I tried finding a plug from the hardware store, so is it ok to put the rod back in for the winter? I did blow some compressed air through the hot water heater before I opened the bypass valve.

I also closed the lines to the water heater and opened the bypass valve so no antifreeze would run into it.

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Old 11-13-2014, 12:06 PM   #52
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Lessons from a first-time winterizer

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Do you put antifreeze with water in the toilet? Or what.....



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I hold down the flush till pink water is coming out. I then add a little more antifreeze usually leftovers from the bottle into the bowl of the toilet to protect the rubber ring. Not a whole lot, just about an inch or two.


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Just to confirm...

The only thing that you do to the hot water heater is remove the anode rod to drain the water from it? I tried finding a plug from the hardware store, so is it ok to put the rod back in for the winter? I did blow some compressed air through the hot water heater before I opened the bypass valve.



I also closed the lines to the water heater and opened the bypass valve so no antifreeze would run into it.



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I remove the anode and leave it out. Others may say otherwise but I think it's a preference. I don't want to take a chance on cracking the threads from freezing water so I just leave it out


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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.
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Thank you! I need to show DW wife that one. While winterizing last weekend I brought the coffee maker in the house and she thought I was nuts.


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I screw mine back in a little bit. I don't want some critter crawling in there and expiring in my water tank.
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I also learned a lesson while winterizing for the first time too; de-pressurize the HW tank before pulling the drain plug.
I had my compressor still plugged into the system at 30 psi and forgot to unplug it before I put the HW tank on bypass. Well, needless to say I need a new tank plug after it went sailing into the yard like a bullet.


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I also learned a lesson while winterizing for the first time too; de-pressurize the HW tank before pulling the drain plug.
I had my compressor still plugged into the system at 30 psi and forgot to unplug it before I put the HW tank on bypass. Well, needless to say I need a new tank plug after it went sailing into the yard like a bullet.


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Lol. I did the same thing accept I didn't have the system plugged into an air compressor. Only under natural pressure which I think is 45 PSI. Anyhow, my neighbors were on the other side of the wooden privacy fence wondering why I was spraying the fence with the hose. Oops.


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Great feedback. Thanks everyone!
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:28 AM   #59
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Excellent thread with lots of good info.

Our new 233S is at the dealer right now. Can someone clarify the location of both low point drains? I may have missed one as I believe our previous Jayco only had one.

Couple of adder tips regarding the filter; generally info I picked up here...

  • When loosening the filter housing with the plastic wrench, be very careful to not put excessive force on the mounting screws. They really are not strong enough to back up against the filter housing torque. Grip the bottom of the filter housing to steady it while loosening.
  • I found a cut down 4 liter milk jug makes a perfect 'bucket' to surround the filter housing an avoid spills. The plastic is thin and flexible enough to slip under the housing and form a sleeve.
  • Removed the hinge from the pump access door and replaced with it a knob and catch. The compartment makes a nice storage compartment for some of the winterizing stuff.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:07 PM   #60
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I have a Roo 23ss and mine are here. See attached pic.
They are right behind the label above that brown siding trim. Not sure if it's the same for the 233. Is there a label like on mine?
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