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Old 09-19-2017, 06:57 AM   #1
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Winterizing a 274DBH

I have a 2017 274DBH, this will be my first time winterizing it. Last weekend I went to see if I had to add a kit or if the kit was included to winterize the camper. When I came back Sunday I ordered the camco kit and bought 4 gallons of antifreeze, with the intention of heading back this weekend (my camper is on our property 85 miles away). Is there anything else I need to complete this task, so I don't have to make a trip back down to a store. I'm in a rush since a cold front is coming in and Friday nights low is supposed to be 37 and 31 Sunday night. Also is 4 gallons enough, most of the things I've been reading say 2-3. Appreciate the feedback.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:17 AM   #2
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I have a 2017 274DBH, this will be my first time winterizing it. Last weekend I went to see if I had to add a kit or if the kit was included to winterize the camper. When I came back Sunday I ordered the camco kit and bought 4 gallons of antifreeze, with the intention of heading back this weekend (my camper is on our property 85 miles away). Is there anything else I need to complete this task, so I don't have to make a trip back down to a store. I'm in a rush since a cold front is coming in and Friday nights low is supposed to be 37 and 31 Sunday night. Also is 4 gallons enough, most of the things I've been reading say 2-3. Appreciate the feedback.
Just remember to hit...Low point drains, Water heater, outside showers, Fill the traps at sinks, and I blow out my City Water connection also. I usually get by with 2 gals, but always have 3 on-hand.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:33 AM   #3
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So I've never used my city water connection or water heater, do I still need to worry about them. And I've seen the sticker for the low point drain is it a valve or will I need some sort of tools.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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So I've never used my city water connection or water heater, do I still need to worry about them. And I've seen the sticker for the low point drain is it a valve or will I need some sort of tools.
The low point drains on mine are just a cap that you can remove to drain the lines, no tools needed. If you don't have the water heater bypassed, it is full of water, drain it. I would be sure to get some antifreeze into the city water connection as well, just to be safe.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:16 PM   #5
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I purchased the Camco 36003 Hand Pump Kit to use on the City Water and the Black Tank Flush. It was recommended by my Dealer on the Black Tank Flush because of the backflow valve under the bathroom sink may freeze and cause leaking under the sink. The others have already covered the other areas. Good Luck.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:31 PM   #6
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If you turned on your water pump and didn't have the water heater by pass valve in the correct position, your hot water tank filled, so you will need to drain it.
As others said, take the caps off your low point drains.
If you have access to an air compressor, get a "blow out" plug and blow the lines out. It connects to the city water connection.

I get the wife inside and use a blow out plug to have her open every faucet and blow them out.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:00 AM   #7
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Before I left town last Friday I was able to stop and pick up the blow out connection. I did blow out the fresh city water connection and the black tank flush. For anybody winterizing for the first time(like I did) the kit from camco didn't include everything needed. And for most DIYers you could get the parts you need from any hardware store. The water tube going into the water pump is not a screw on. I had to drive 120 miles round trip Friday to run to Lowe's and get some shark bite fittings. Luckily I had drained everything the night before because I didn't return to the camper til almost 9 so I finished in the morning. The draw back to that was the night before I thought I screwed the low point drain caps back on. After 2 gallons of antifreeze I realized I didn't. Luckily a buddy of mine was headed that direction to go fishing and I was able to catch him before we left to grab me a few more gallons. Hope this helps anyone trying it for the first time.
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