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Old 01-27-2018, 03:36 PM   #1
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De winterizing

Not my first rodeo, but we sold our home and moved into our RV last night for 4 months while our new home is built in St Augustine, FL.
I fully winterized it myself. We packed the diagram and I just got out of the hospital 2 days ago with a cardiac issue.
My unit: 2015 Silverback 33rl.
It has those darn 1/2 thumb turn cheap things. I need assist from top of water tank down.
Any experienced advice will be appreciated.
Right now we are using an outside hose
Pouring water into each area as necessary.
Thanks in advance for assists.
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:57 PM   #2
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Not my first rodeo, but we sold our home and moved into our RV last night for 4 months while our new home is built in St Augustine, FL.
I fully winterized it myself. We packed the diagram and I just got out of the hospital 2 days ago with a cardiac issue.
My unit: 2015 Silverback 33rl.
It has those darn 1/2 thumb turn cheap things. I need assist from top of water tank down.
Any experienced advice will be appreciated.
Right now we are using an outside hose
Pouring water into each area as necessary.
Thanks in advance for assists.
Hook up your city water. Put the drain plug in the water heater first. Start at the closest water valve to the hookup. Turn the water on until the pink stops. Move on to the next. Don't forget the showers. Flush the toilet. Open your low point drains. The handles on thises"1/2 thumb turn cheap things" the handle must be inline with the pipe to be open. Hot and cold are in line open and the crossover needs to be 90 degrees to the pipe to be off. They're not Cheap they are easy to use. Do not fill the water heater untill all the pink is out of the system. Be sure you have water in the heater before you turn it on. Bleed the air out of the heater using the pressure relief valve.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:02 PM   #3
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De-winterizing......it’s good to see that word again. Let the camping season begin!
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, I developed a hairline freeze crack in the bolt line behind the panel. I did not have wherewithal after hospitalization to track it.
RV roving service call. Found it. Capped lines. Needs new assembly. Good news; we have water and no leaks. Bad news: really none except a pocket wound!
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:14 PM   #5
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De winterizing

Our only fatality was a Keurig coffee maker. We must not have fully drained it. Tried to make a cup of coffee and all I got was a water dump on the counter. Needed a trip to Walmart anyway. Had to buy another Keurig as I had just purchased a box of 100 K cups from COSTCO.
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Our only fatality was a Keurig coffee maker. We must not have fully drained it. Tried to make a cup of coffee and all I got was a water dump on the counter. Needed a trip to Walmart anyway. Had to buy another Keurig as I had just purchased a box of 100 K cups from COSTCO.
It is my understanding that you can't drain a Keurig.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:58 PM   #7
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That is correct. Terrible product that one gets addicted to using. I can’t believe they now make them built in to home refers doors. That to me sounds like BIG BUCKS REPAIRS every 2 years; WHY??!
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:01 PM   #8
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Ohhh, by the way. The INVENTOR OF KEURIG does NOT use one. Said in an interview, too expensive!! Obviously he sold his rights! Now has a lady in a hula skirt getting his coffee on the beach “someplace”
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