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Old 10-06-2014, 09:55 PM   #11
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:04 AM   #12
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I am a bit confused myself. I am a newbie to this and would like to save myself some money by winterizing myself. I also have the antifreeze intake connection on the outside of my TT just below the city water connection. I have a 2015 23IKSS. Does this mean I am already set up to winterize? The antifreeze intake connection has a female connection, so I assume this is intended to hook your hose up on the outside and stick the other end into the antifreeze jug? Do I still need to bypass anything near the pump? I also have the water filter system. It was a pain to install when I purchased the TT because I couldn't turn the housing. I tried turning it with the supplied wrench, but couldn't get a good angle because of where it is located. Do I need to bypass the water filter or just remove it? How do I know if I have any water in my FW tank? Does the city water connection actually fill up the FW tank? I have never used the FW tank as I always hook up to city water. There is another connection on the TT for FW, so I assume my tank is empty. At least that is what my panel says.
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I am a bit confused myself. I am a newbie to this and would like to save myself some money by winterizing myself. I also have the antifreeze intake connection on the outside of my TT just below the city water connection. I have a 2015 23IKSS. Does this mean I am already set up to winterize?
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The antifreeze intake connection has a female connection, so I assume this is intended to hook your hose up on the outside and stick the other end into the antifreeze jug?
My unit came with a short tube of PEX with a 45 fitting.



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Do I still need to bypass anything near the pump?
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I also have the water filter system. It was a pain to install when I purchased the TT because I couldn't turn the housing. I tried turning it with the supplied wrench, but couldn't get a good angle because of where it is located. Do I need to bypass the water filter or just remove it?
Some people have removed the filter and then placed a clean plastic bottle filled with water in the cartridge to fill the dead space.


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How do I know if I have any water in my FW tank? Does the city water connection actually fill up the FW tank? I have never used the FW tank as I always hook up to city water. There is another connection on the TT for FW, so I assume my tank is empty. At least that is what my panel says.
Under your unit you may find some tubes with caps or plugs remove them and let the water drain.
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My local shop charges $60 to winterize. Considering the cost of our rigs, and how much we spend for gas, "toys," and campground fees, that's a small price to pay for peace-of-mind during the sub-zero winter nights. I will de-winterize myself in the spring... But not a lot of risk involved with that.


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Old 10-11-2014, 08:54 PM   #15
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JWHybrid - I suggest that you pay a reputable RV shop to winterize your unit and to show you how it's done. You have too many questions and too much to lose.
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Getting ready to pick up new 2014 fifth wheel Monday....when winterizing a unit with washer /dryer combo, does one need to do anything special with it?
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Regardless of how any valves are set, there should be a check valve preventing anything coming out of the fresh water input fitting. It should be located at the input fitting itself. At least that's how both motorhomes that I have owned were set up.
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Getting ready to pick up new 2014 fifth wheel Monday....when winterizing a unit with washer /dryer combo, does one need to do anything special with it?
since this thread is in the Hybrid TT section and hybrids DON'T have anyplace for any washer or dryer, i suggest you post a similar question in the 5th wheel section or the Appliance section.
you'll get more responses in the appropriate section.
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since this thread is in the Hybrid TT section and hybrids DON'T have anyplace for any washer or dryer, i suggest you post a similar question in the 5th wheel section or the Appliance section.
you'll get more responses in the appropriate section.
I have re-posted....thank you.
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