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Old 12-03-2017, 11:10 PM   #1
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Winterizing

I am getting ready to winterize my 2017, 2861DS. This is my plan.
1. Drain the black water, gray water, and fresh water tanks.
2. Then drain the hot water tank.
3. Now select the hot water bypass valve to allow water to bypass the hot water tank (where is the bypass valve located?).
4. Then put the suction tube in the gallon of RV antifreeze, turn on the freshwater pump (do I bypass the fresh water tank too?).
5. With the pump on open the faucets and shower and toilet one at a time until the pink flows thru! Now I should be winterized, is that right?
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:13 PM   #2
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I am getting ready to winterize my 2017, 2861DS. This is my plan.
1. Drain the black water, gray water, and fresh water tanks.
2. Then drain the hot water tank.
3. Now select the hot water bypass valve to allow water to bypass the hot water tank (where is the bypass valve located?).
4. Then put the suction tube in the gallon of RV antifreeze, turn on the freshwater pump (do I bypass the fresh water tank too?).
5. With the pump on open the faucets and shower and toilet one at a time until the pink flows thru! Now I should be winterized, is that right?
Yes - and don't forget the outside shower if you have one. I do not put antifreeze in the FW tank.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:56 AM   #3
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Forester1966, no bypass for fwtank. Thebypass for the water heater is at the heater on the coach side. Open some cabinet doors, pull out some drawers and you should see it. If your fridge has an icemaker there is a procedure. Also, You will probably get suggestions to blow the lines out using an adapter at the city water connection and a compressor to reduce the dilution from the water in the lines, but basically, what you described is correct. Some also remove the filter bowl and plastic bag the opening. This prevents any water trapped in the threads of the bowl from freezing and cracking. As you run the pink through everything, letting it run into the drain protects the p-traps. Congrats on the new rig!
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:33 AM   #4
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Don't forget "Low Point Drains" and "City Water Connection."
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:34 AM   #5
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Only just now winterizing? Boy am I jealous. My camper has been winterized and covered for 2 months already with 4 more to go.
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