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Old 11-07-2022, 02:10 PM   #1
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winterizing and water heater location

Hey all..new to a RV..getting ready for winter and freezing temps.2022 west to east Alta....drained all my water and blew lines out with compressed air..do I need to introduce antifreeze (rv) to the system or just in the traps?..if into th4 system where can I find the water heater on this model so I can bypass it..ive looked and they are winning the hiding it game! lol. question 2..whats the faucet type thing in the control arfea..pic below.

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Old 11-07-2022, 02:20 PM   #2
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Hey all..new to a RV..getting ready for winter and freezing temps.2022 west to east Alta....drained all my water and blew lines out with compressed air..do I need to introduce antifreeze (rv) to the system or just in the traps?..if into th4 system where can I find the water heater on this model so I can bypass it..ive looked and they are winning the hiding it game! lol. question 2..whats the faucet type thing in the control arfea..pic below.

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1. If you really have blown ALL the water lines correctly, then you’re right and only need ARV antifreeze in the traps. But ONLY if you know for SURE, all the lines are blown clear.
2. I say all this because you’re asking what that faucet thing is. It’s your outdoor shower point. It appears to be equipped with a quick detach connector, but you don’t mention finding any hose with a matching connector.
3. Do you know what the exterior appearance will be of your water heater?
If you do, then look directly opposite it on the inside of your rig to find the back side of the water heater for bypass controls…..maybe inside a cupboard or behind some drawers?
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Old 11-07-2022, 02:22 PM   #3
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Hey all..new to a RV..getting ready for winter and freezing temps.2022 west to east Alta....drained all my water and blew lines out with compressed air..do I need to introduce antifreeze (rv) to the system or just in the traps?..if into th4 system where can I find the water heater on this model so I can bypass it..ive looked and they are winning the hiding it game! lol. question 2..whats the faucet type thing in the control arfea..pic below.

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Find your water heater on the outside and then go inside to wherever corresponds with that location. The water heater bypass valve are typically behind the water heater and usually behind a false panel or removal of some drawers.

The faucet you picture is commonly called a spray port.
There is a special quick-attach coiled garden hose that goes into the center port.
There are several manufacturers of these spray ports and all use a different connector. Be sure to get a hose that matches.

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Old 11-07-2022, 02:23 PM   #4
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It might help if you posted the specific model number of your RV.
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Old 11-07-2022, 03:09 PM   #5
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1. If you really have blown ALL the water lines correctly, then you’re right and only need ARV antifreeze in the traps. But ONLY if you know for SURE, all the lines are blown clear.
2. I say all this because you’re asking what that faucet thing is. It’s your outdoor shower point. It appears to be equipped with a quick detach connector, but you don’t mention finding any hose with a matching connector.
3. Do you know what the exterior appearance will be of your water heater?
If you do, then look directly opposite it on the inside of your rig to find the back side of the water heater for bypass controls…..maybe inside a cupboard or behind some drawers?
I blew it out pretty good..two three times I went thru all the faucets and toilet draining the low point valve between each purge.
OK..that goes with the outside sprayer near the cooking area..gotta find that curly hose. I remember that feature now..thanks!
water heater..Ive been pulling drawers..removing panels..cant find the damm thing. Ill keep looking! thanks
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It might help if you posted the specific model number of your RV.
where can I find the model number on the unit itself?..been looking for that.
2022 alta 33 ft is what I have..for now. thanks

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where can I find the model number on the unit itself?..been looking for that.
2022 alta 33 ft is what I have..for now. thanks
You should have a series of decals like in photo #1.
The model number is there where the red arrow indicates.

It is also usually right by the entry door. (photo#2-see arrow)
(these photos are of actual Alta East to West units snagged from the internet)
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Old 11-07-2022, 03:29 PM   #8
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where can I find the model number on the unit itself?..been looking for that.
2022 alta 33 ft is what I have..for now. thanks

found 2810KIK make any sense?
Looking at their website, that narrows it down to 4 different models.

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Old 11-07-2022, 03:36 PM   #9
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where can I find the model number on the unit itself?..been looking for that.
2022 alta 33 ft is what I have..for now. thanks

found 2810KIK make any sense?
I see you edited your post.

Yes that's it.

Now add a signature line to your profile so that information is there for folks to see.

Keep in mind signatures DO NOT show in posts where folks are using a mobile app so it is ALWAYS recommended to include your year/make/model (as well as any make/model of an appliance you might be asking about) in your original post when asking a forum question.
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Old 11-07-2022, 03:38 PM   #10
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From what I see in your picture :
1) the outside shower in the picture does not have the quick connect spray hose connected to it. As 5pciker indicated.
2) there seems to be white hose coming out, from behind somewhere, in your picture. On our new DYNAMAX the suction hose was missing in action, until I removed the panel that said Anti-Freeze. It was behind that panel, zip tied. Could barely get my hand back there with a wire cutter to clip the zip tie. It was a white hose just like is visible in your picture.

Of course the phantom suction hose turned out to be plumbed incorrectly into the pump outlet. That being the case, it was just blowing bubbles into the Anti-Freeze container.

If you know where the pump is on your unit, there may be a 3 way valve plumbed into the suction hose (line going into the pump). You would have to turn that valve 90 deg to pump the Anti-Freeze into your RV.

I removed the 3 way valve and the suction hose from the wet bay and move both to the compartment with the pump. In our case, inside cabinet under the closet and some drawers. By the way, that's the way DYNAMAX used to originally plumb them.
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Old 11-07-2022, 04:20 PM   #11
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where can I find the model number on the unit itself?..been looking for that.
2022 alta 33 ft is what I have..for now. thanks

found 2810KIK make any sense?
OK, now that I can see the layout and after watching a walk-through on Youtube I'm guessing that you have a removable panel under the closet in your bedroom. I'd bet your bypass valves are there.

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OK, now that I can see the layout and after watching a walk-through on Youtube I'm guessing that you have a removable panel under the closet in your bedroom. I'd bet your bypass valves are there.

See red arrow below:

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Yep, it appears you got it located, as here is the water heater on the outside.
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I was in there..no hot wayer heater or valves…furnace.
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I was in there..no hot wayer heater or valves…furnace.
Whats below the furnace inside

This pic shows the water heater below the furnace.

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Whats below the furnace inside

This pic shows the water heater below the furnace.

below the furnace is a styrofoam box?..couldnt see any valves.
hot water is propane?
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below the furnace is a styrofoam box?..couldnt see any valves.
hot water is propane?
The "styrofoam box' is probably the water heater. Keep looking near it for the valves.
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below the furnace is a styrofoam box?..couldnt see any valves.
hot water is propane?
That styrofoam is the insulation around the water heater tank most likely. Can you post a pic of the back side of this

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That styrofoam is the insulation around the water heater tank most likely. Can you post a pic of the back side of this

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I'll get back in there tomorrow when there is light..thanks!!
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That styrofoam is the insulation around the water heater tank most likely. Can you post a pic of the back side of this

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Here is a better pic of the backside of a Suburban tank type water heater with the styrofoam insulation. You would be looking for bypass valves on the hot/cold water lines here......unless you perhaps have a Nautilus type water panel.







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