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Old 10-22-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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Winterizing without low point drains

Ok guys....this will be our first winter with our 2002 Shamrock.....no low point drains.....how do I get the water out of the lines?...Air????.....do I put some type of Anti freeze in the system?.....do I remove the Water filter to drain it?

our Hybrid did not come with any instructions and I need some guidance please


it was 34 this morning in North Alabama.....and I need to do something ASAP.

Thanks for any input!!!

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Old 10-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Blow air through the lines open all taps and showers flush toilet
Pour rv antifreeze in all traps and in toilet
Drain hw heater
Remove water filter before you start
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #3
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Refer to this thread in the FAQ section for a really good video on how to winterize.

As for your questions:

how do I get the water out of the lines? My Shurflo manual says that, if the tank doesn't have a drain valve, to open all faucets allowing the pump to operate until the tank is empty.

...Air????..... That should work. Be carefull of too much air pressure.

do I put some type of Anti freeze in the system? This is another way to do it. Use a pump bypass winterizing kit. Refer to the video and make sure you use potable AF; NOT auto AF.

.....do I remove the Water filter to drain it? I do. Then I replace it with a new one in the spring.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:21 PM   #4
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your Shamrock has to have low point drains. look underneath for two drain lines. sometimes they are blue and red, like mine. some are capped at the end of the line, while others have valves inside. my Roo 23SS has the valves under the sofa.

use RV antifreeze, take the filter cartridge out and don't put any antifreeze in the FW tank.
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ok....while out trying to winterize.....I found these(pic below)....but NO water came out of them when using the Air to push system out water......there is no cut off valve nothing on the inside...these two pipes are about under the refrig.......but think I did not do this correctly....I did not run the pump....bet I got water in fresh water tank?.....I did find a valve next the the hot water heater....am I to turn that valve and run the pump?
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Low point drains? - My Photo Gallery

maybe I can send link to pics
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if those are pointed down, instead to the side, then that looks like them.
look inside directly above them and there should be some valves above them. that will be the low point drain valves.
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they are down...not to side....but no valves.....I took every cover off looking for them.

cant see to find them
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Your picture is interesting. I have two drains on my fresh water tank and the two you pictured, but like Bikendan's, mine are under the couch. The difference with the two in your picture and the two on my trailer is that mine have screwcaps on them. I'll have to look closer at mine tomorrow to see if I can help.
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they are down...not to side....but no valves.....I took every cover off looking for them.

cant see to find them
follow the lines inside, they should lead to some valves.
here's a pic of what mine look like:

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