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Old 11-02-2019, 09:21 AM   #1
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Winterizing question

There is no power at the facility I store my 2020 Cedar Creek 5th wheel. Does my Silverback have to be hooked up to electrical power to run the water pump and suck antifreeze into the system??? OR will the water pump work off the batteries and/or hooked up to the tow vehicle?

Question 2....I've never used the Ice maker in my residential fridge...but I'll bet there's still water in the line to it...how do you drain that?

Thanks a million...in advance...for you helpl! Chip
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:05 AM   #2
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The water pump should be 12v. and run off the house batteries. No need to hook the truck up unless the batteries are really low.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:11 AM   #3
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As far as icemaker goes, there is a push - pull water shutoff under your trailer. If that is closed and never been opened then your icemaker should be dry. If valve is open follow procedure in your manual to winterize. I have a 2018 34RL2 and icemaker valve is just behind rear tire on left side of trailer.
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Should you empty your black tank completely or leave a little water with maybe some anti freeze in it to keep what might be left in it from harding up? 2018 23bhxl Wildwood.
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If you close the icemaker push/pull knob to stop water flow, you aren't getting antifreeze into that line when you winterize. I leave mine open, and it spits red slush into the ice tray bin. That's the last thing I do, then I turn off pump and I'm done winterizing.


And......time for a confession. I screwed up the valve positions long enough to get antifreeze into the water heater. I'm going to go out this week, drain the water heater again, and try and flush it out.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:51 AM   #6
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Should you empty your black tank completely or leave a little water with maybe some anti freeze in it to keep what might be left in it from harding up? 2018 23bhxl Wildwood.
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If you can drain your black tank COMPLETELY, come show me how. LOL.


I leave water in it and add antifreeze.
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If you close the icemaker push/pull knob to stop water flow, you aren't getting antifreeze into that line when you winterize. I leave mine open, and it spits red slush into the ice tray bin. That's the last thing I do, then I turn off pump and I'm done winterizing.


And......time for a confession. I screwed up the valve positions long enough to get antifreeze into the water heater. I'm going to go out this week, drain the water heater again, and try and flush it out.
As long as you flush the water heater out very thoroughly and the heater is never turned on with the anti-freeze in it, you should be OK. "Cooking" the pink juice in the water heater is what makes that terrible odor of rotten eggs.
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