Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-15-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 48
2016 Cedar Creek 34RE 5th wheel winterization?

Can someone please direct me to a link or manual that will explain how best to winterize Cedar Creek. I store it in a heated storage unit, but want to be extra careful in case the power should go out. Our Cedar Creek has a residential refrigerator with ice maker and a clothes washer. On my last travel trailer I just hooked up a low-pressure air compressor to the city water inlet and opened and closed each faucet until all I got was air. Will that technique still work to clear out water from the ice maker and washer? Thanks for all suggestions.
rrolphe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2019, 12:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
BandJCarm's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Between Pickles Gap and Toad Suck, AR
Posts: 6,070
I copied this from what a friend sent me. I do NOT put antifreeze in WH, step 9. You can if you want.

1--- turn valves to winterizing position.Hot water by-pass etc.

2---drain hot water tank and low level drain valves open at same time.

3---place winterizing hose in anti-freeze.

4---go inside and turn on pump switch.

5---after pump has stopped, check to make sure you have enough anti-freeze left outside to do the job.

6---start inside and turn on all cold water taps ( one at a time ) until you see the anti-freeze coming through.Shower and toilet as well.

7---next is the hot water and do the same as the cold.

8---do the outside shower taps as well.

9---I always put some in the hot water tank just in case ( using a funnel )

10---With the ice maker, I leave the pump on over nite and the ice maker will draw from the anti-freeze just like water, and when you come out in the morning you will see your anti-freeze in the freezer. Take out the filter first, and put in the blue plug that came with the refrigerator.

11---done NO------you'll have to read what has to be done with your washing machine and dryer--------as they say, it's in the book.

I hope this helps guy and if I have made a mistake, I hope someone will correct me. Let us know how you make out.

Please note-------------always make sure you have enough anti-freeze at the intake hose and don't let it run dry.
"Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man" Herbert Hoover
"American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God"Lewis Grizzard

FROG AR-0019-242
2016 GMC Denali 3500Dually--2017 CC 36CKTS
BandJCarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2019, 10:40 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 48
Thank you BandJCarm
rrolphe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2019, 07:34 PM   #4
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Illinois
Posts: 56
Bill is exactly correct. I have followed this procedure with my 34RE the past few years with no problems.
Just run a short cycle with your washer/dryer to get the water out and some antifreeze in. We usually put it in the spin cycle then do a rinse. Not a complete cycle so you keep the antifreeze in the tub.

2006 Chevy 2500HD
2017 Cedar Creek 34RE
brownm1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2019, 07:49 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 2,138
With a decent compressor and valve for the water input, using air is also easy.

But, rv antifreeze bought off season is cheap!

Two gallons do it. Quick.
tomkatb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2019, 09:03 PM   #6
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 48
Thank you everyone for your kind replies.
rrolphe is offline   Reply With Quote

5th wheel, cedar creek, wheel, winter

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.