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Old 11-07-2015, 03:28 PM   #11
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The low point drains in a Roo183 are where? I see a sticker where my fresh water tank is labeled fresh water drain. Would like to try my 1st winterization, but I can't find these drains.


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Old 11-07-2015, 03:30 PM   #12
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The low point drains in a Roo183 are where? I see a sticker where my fresh water tank is labeled fresh water drain. Would like to try my 1st winterization, but I can't find these drains.


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There are 2 sets on mine. First set, left side, just in front of the wheel. 2nd set, back right corner.

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Old 11-07-2015, 05:22 PM   #13
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Wow! Thanks ChooChoo! I finally found the set in the back corner under the bathroom. Can't find the other one though. My freshwater tank maybe the reason though, it has a little plastic knob to completely empty the fresh water tank, on the bottom of the tank. Maybe that is a 2016 thing? I want to see if I can blow out the lines and use minimal antifreeze, I have to get the toilet fixed, it doesn't hold water.


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Old 11-07-2015, 05:55 PM   #14
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Wow! Thanks ChooChoo! I finally found the set in the back corner under the bathroom. Can't find the other one though. My freshwater tank maybe the reason though, it has a little plastic knob to completely empty the fresh water tank, on the bottom of the tank. Maybe that is a 2016 thing? I want to see if I can blow out the lines and use minimal antifreeze, I have to get the toilet fixed, it doesn't hold water.


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Old 11-08-2015, 12:58 PM   #15
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Do you have a white plastic drain on the bottom of your fresh water tank? I'm thinking that is why I don't have the extra drain in front of the wheel. I have a sticker on the outside of the trailer labeling the fresh water drain.Click image for larger version

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Old 11-08-2015, 01:01 PM   #16
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Sorry it wouldn't post.


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Old 11-08-2015, 06:28 PM   #17
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Yes, I have a fresh water drain. Maybe my 2 low point drains are a goof up?

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Old 11-08-2015, 08:54 PM   #18
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We did our final campout this weekend at Normandy Farms. I have my final week of vacation, so perfect time to winterize Bertha. I am a belt and suspenders man, so blow and pink stuff for me. I already had a home made blow out adapter, so I just got some tubing and a barbed nipple to make a antifreeze suck tube. Also made a water filter bypass. Well winterizing this thing is a piece of cake with the factory setup.

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I used up 2 gallons, including pouring a bunch down each P trap. I had bought 3 when we had a 20 degree night a few weeks back, where I blew out the lines and added some to the P traps. So, I got 2/3 of a gallon left.
ChooChoo. What size of plastic tubing did you use 1/2"? What type of fittings did you use to connect to the A/F line? It looks like a garden hose fitting. Is the barbed nipple the piece that connects to the female garden hose fitting? Is the pump strong enough to suck the A/F through the plastic tubing. Sorry for so many questions. Just want to do it right.
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ChooChoo. What size of plastic tubing did you use 1/2"? What type of fittings did you use to connect to the A/F line? It looks like a garden hose fitting. Is the barbed nipple the piece that connects to the female garden hose fitting? Is the pump strong enough to suck the A/F through the plastic tubing. Sorry for so many questions. Just want to do it right.
I believe I used 1/4 ID, but don't quote me. I built this contraption at HD. I got the 3/4 Male Garden Hose and I believe the female is 1/2 NPT. My nipple for my air compressor is 3/8 NPT, so I had to step it down with a 1/2 to 3/8 adapter. I then got the 3/8 NPT to 1/4 Barb with tubing. I thought it would suck slow, but it did quite well.

Mod Idea. If you have an AF inlet, I was thinking of modding a valve from the pump outlet to the tank. Then, you can pump water into your tank when boondocking.

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got a 16 shamrock 233s, was wondering what to do so i didnt have to use anti freeze to fill the water filter housing.
is there a bypass on there factory installed or was that added after?
I removed the filter element and used a 20 once tea bottle to take up the space.....
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