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Old 10-24-2018, 09:32 AM   #1
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Epro-Geo pro winterizing

Hey all, I received this procedure from Forest River on how to winterize our trailers. See attached.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:36 AM   #2
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Good info, thanks.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:45 AM   #3
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They should have printed the "Toilet Needs Anti-Freeze" in HUGE letters.

Can't count the number of people I've met that have forgotten this step and ended up with a damaged toilet.

P-Traps too.
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:04 PM   #4
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That is a very helpful pdf. I saved me a copy.

Thank you!
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:58 PM   #5
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Hey all,
Well, I first blew out the lines with compressed air then added the antifreeze with the suction hose as stated in the procedure, it worked great.
My question is this, do I leave the antifreeze in the lines or should I open the low point drains and drain it out? Also do I leave the faucet handles open or closed. My first time doing this and I don't want any surprises in the spring.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:45 PM   #6
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You leave the antifreeze in the lines.


Open or closed...Not sure about that. I left mine closed.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:15 AM   #7
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So, it's that time of the year again... I had an epic last year as a first timer winterizing my Geo Pro; aiming to do better this year. Last year I gerry rigged a section of garden hose to suck up the pink fluid in via the antifreeze inlet valve underneath the trailer; it's the one either connected to, or beside, the water storage tank (ie, my model doesnt have the exterior antifreeze connector, just the barbed plastic male hose connector). The garden hose didn't quite fit (hence the gerry rigging) and this year I wan tto use the correct size hose. I'm confused by what I'm reading online here as to whether the length of hose should be 3/8" or 1/2"; does anyone on here know for sure? Thanks in advance
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Don't have size port on hand Warren. But for the record, I have gone 2 winters since getting mine with pretty harsh winters, and did not use antifreeze other than for the traps and a bit in toilet bowl. Compressed air only, very thoroughly. No leaks. I was especially diligent with toilet valve and outdoor shower, which took quite a bit of blowing out to get all the moisture out. I will be sure to unscrew the pump strainer bowl though. I found water in the Spring in that after somebody mentioned it. Luckily, it did not crack.
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Don't have size port on hand Warren. But for the record, I have gone 2 winters since getting mine with pretty harsh winters, and did not use antifreeze other than for the traps and a bit in toilet bowl. Compressed air only, very thoroughly. No leaks. I was especially diligent with toilet valve and outdoor shower, which took quite a bit of blowing out to get all the moisture out. I will be sure to unscrew the pump strainer bowl though. I found water in the Spring in that after somebody mentioned it. Luckily, it did not crack.


We are in the south but agree traps and blow out with air. Fly be free
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I went this route after buying our trailer in late fall, being told it was winterized. When I went to flush lines in Spring, no pink stuff came out. I called dealer, and they said they always winterize with air only. You just have to be diligent doing it I guess.
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