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Old 10-27-2018, 04:29 PM   #1
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Winterize Silverback 29IK

I have a 2018 Cedar Creek Silverback Edition 29IK and I am not sure if I have it ready for the winter. Does anyone know how the 5 valves are to be positioned to pump in the antifreeze?
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:07 PM   #2
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(Actually, it looks like those are already in bypass position, now that I stare at it some more.)

I will try.

The lowest valve, on the white pipe, should be closed. This prevents the pump from taking water from the fresh tank.

The next valve up, on the vertical pipe just above the blue "T" pipe array, should be opened. This will allow pink stuff to be drawn by the pump.

The hose above that valve pulls out of a hole in the back panel, and goes into the pink stuff jug.

Turn the other three valves to their alternate position. This will bypass the water heater.

Switch the lever on the control panel wall to the horizontal position. This will take you off city water, and put you on the pump-reliant system.

Insert loose end of hose in jug, turn on the pump, and start the inside process. I take two gallons to do my 33RL.

I sure wish my valves were in the open like yours, instead of being buried inside behind the water heater...

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-27-2018, 05:15 PM   #3
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Hi,

On another look, you are already in bypass. Ignore changing the three valves I mentioned in that one paragraph.


Sorry for the confusion.


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Old 10-27-2018, 06:05 PM   #4
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🤪I forget every season on settings. Eventually i get there
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:18 PM   #5
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I’m going to add one thing to what Rich already posted, when you have completed winterizing your trailer be sure to turn the valve on the siphon hose back to the closed position because next spring you will probably not remember it’s open.

I use 4 gallons on my 29RL. After running antifreeze through all the lines we go back and do it again. Remember it’s not about how little antifreeze you can get by with, it’s about protecting the water lines.
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:11 PM   #6
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Hi,

I am a belts and suspenders guy. I blow out the lines, do the pink routine, and then blow out again, as long as I have the compressor right there anyway.

Actually, there is a functional reason. No residual pink stuff in the lines means a much shorter time getting rid of the fizzy water that the pink stuff creates when you dewinterize and start using your water system again.

But that is just me...

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Old 10-28-2018, 08:14 AM   #7
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One more point about winterizing your fifth wheel. The commonly missed water lines are the water line to the ice maker in a residential fridge, the washer hookup, and the outside shower. Some people use the hose on the outside shower to push antifreeze into the black tank flush but I just blow that line out.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:21 AM   #8
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RichP has it correct. I have a 2017 Cedar Creek Silverback 29IK. I blew out my lines first using the city connection. Kitchen, bathroom sink ,shower, toilet, and washer connections in the closet. I then opened the low point water connections and blew them out. Don't forget the outside hose next to your city/gravity valve. I then pumped the pink antifreeze in and made sure it ran pink at all the points mentioned above. My gray tanks and black tank were drained after my last trip as was the fresh water tank. My propane tanks are shut off and the batteries are in the garage (charged once a month). I remove all liquids from the cupboards and pantries. All food of any type is also removed. That keeps the rodents out (mice to bears) Last thing is to fill the toilet and drains with antifreeze and drain the water heater.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:42 PM   #9
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I have the exact same layout. There is a diagram on the backside of the bulkhead. Super easy.
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