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Old 09-25-2016, 08:55 PM   #1
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Winterizing 17 Roo 19 with an antifreeze inlet

Confused to say the least. Could someone explain the proper/best procedure to winterize a 17 Roo 19 with an antifreeze inlet. I will drain all fixtures, use the air compressor method to blow out the lines and drain again. Do I still have to do this? And my next question is what is the best procedure to get the AF in this system? Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:13 PM   #2
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There are tons of YouTube videos on winterizing.
Have you watched any?
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:19 PM   #3
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Can't address the antifreeze as I have never used it except in the P-traps in the drains. Be sure & turn down the pressure on the air compressor to about 35-40 PSI so you don't blow the lines. Also don't forget to drain the water heater & by pass.
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When I had my Roo 19, I just blew out the water and only put the AF in the P-traps. And we see -20F here.

I did the same last winter on my Mini-Lite.

Just make sure you do a good job blowing out the water if you're not going to use the AF.
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There are tons of YouTube videos on winterizing.
Have you watched any?
Sorry Dan, but the 2017 Roos have an inlet outside the hybrid to connect the antifreeze......not many videos on that type of setup!
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This is what I was going to do but I was wondering if the antifreeze inlet would make the process faster, better, easier? If not I will blow out the lines, drain and pour a little AF down the traps. Thanks for the replies!


Drenjoey - couldn't find a "one" that uses the anitfreeze inlet. Have you?
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:37 PM   #7
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I have a 2016 Roo 183 (bought last spring) with the external AF inlet. Prior to winterizing, I researched it quite a bit and decided to just drain all the lines/tanks and use AF (no compressor). You'll find A LOT of opinions on this. Doing both just seemed like overkill to me,but i know a lot of people do it. Better to be safe than sorry though.

For the outside inlet, I cut the end off of an old garden hose and stick that end in the AF container. Attach the other to the inlet. You'll find a bypass valve next to your water pump that has to be turned so that the pump pulls from the AF inlet instead of the freshwater tank.

You'll need 2-3 gallons of RV antifreeze to do the whole thing, including pouring some in your traps.
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I have a 2016 Roo 183 (bought last spring) with the external AF inlet. Prior to winterizing, I researched it quite a bit and decided to just drain all the lines/tanks and use AF (no compressor). You'll find A LOT of opinions on this. Doing both just seemed like overkill to me,but i know a lot of people do it. Better to be safe than sorry though.

For the outside inlet, I cut the end off of an old garden hose and stick that end in the AF container. Attach the other to the inlet. You'll find a bypass valve next to your water pump that has to be turned so that the pump pulls from the AF inlet instead of the freshwater tank.

You'll need 2-3 gallons of RV antifreeze to do the whole thing, including pouring some in your traps.
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Biggest risk is not watching the level in the AF jug and sucking air - I use the gallon jugs - as I can't see the hookup from inside my 23IKSS.

Oh - I assume you know this since this is not your 1st rodeo - don't forget to bypass and drain the water heater first.
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Oh - I assume you know this since this is not your 1st rodeo - don't forget to bypass and drain the water heater first.
Yes, I didn't mean my reply to be a step by step procedure. Definitely drain/bypass the water heater. ☺️
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Yes, I didn't mean my reply to be a step by step procedure. Definitely drain/bypass the water heater. ☺️
Sorry, the reminder was meant for westernmaroo.
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