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View Poll Results: Who winterizes your RV?
I do my own winterizing 616 87.13%
I get a dealer or RV service center to winterize 42 5.94%
I never winterize because I fulltime 8 1.13%
I get a friend or relative to help me because I`m cluless 4 0.57%
I never winterize because it never gets that cold here. 32 4.53%
I enjoy having frozen pipes, never think about it 5 0.71%
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:21 AM   #171
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Imo if you are running pink out of everything, regardless of how you push it through. You are winterized with entire plumbing...
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:15 PM   #172
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Good day I want to winterize my new Jay flight Bungalow 2017 40fsds but I am on able to find that low Point drains on the inside of the RV yes there is a sticker on the outside of the RV saying Lowpoint drain but inside near the water heater there is no valves that I can find two open to drain them I do see the tubes coming out of the base of the RV on the outside . I am worried that valves and water lines will freeze without me draining the whole rv even though I will be putting in the RV anti-freeze throughout the whole system ?
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If you can see where the pipes are coming up through the floor, that is where the valves should be, unless you have one of the fancy water command centres? These are not twist valves generally, they are pull up valves, generally white plastic tabs for handles. You do have other options though if you can't find them; you can use air (<50psi) to force the water out of all the lines first (pressurize then open each tap/flush toilet) before adding the Anti-Freeze, or you can just siphon in the antifreeze with the water in place. But doing the second one will probably dilute the AF somewhat, and you will want to run off more to get full strength in the lines. And assuming that is Mississauga Ontario, you will probably want your AF full strength.

Don't forget to pull the plug on the water heater as well and get as much water out of it as possible (98% empty). There will probably be a small amount left inside, but it has tons of expansion room so won't be a problem.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:05 AM   #173
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First year with the 222. I was very pleased to find out the pump already had the syphon kit installed. Few quick turns on the water heater bypass after draining it and the rest was pretty simple.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:40 AM   #174
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Blowing antifreeze out of city water connection.....

This past year was my son and my first year camping and we had a blast. Sadly its time to put it all away though.

Called my local store and they wanted $120 to winterize it. So I figured id give it a try.

Blew out all my lines after emptying the heater...Thanks too reading here I realized I needed to drain it and it didn't just magically empty itself with the grey water lol. THANKS !!!

Get everything bypassed and hook up my hose to to the antifreeze. turned on the pump and it sucked down a whole gallon fast. Look in the lines and its going through. So I just think all is ok and put another bottle on. I go outside to turn on outside shower. Walk along the side and see antifreeze shooting out of my city water connection.

What to do ? Do I have a bad city water inlet ? The plug thats in there just blows out when i put it in. there is no shutoff valve inside to keep water from coming in there.

I ended up cutting off a small section of hose and clamping it tight so it blocked it off. But that doesnt sound like something I should have to do.

Any ideas ?

Its a 2008 Jayco 19bh if that matters.

Thanks all, and hopefully this ended up in the right place.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:53 AM   #175
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(snip)"What to do ? Do I have a bad city water inlet ? The plug thats in there just blows out when i put it in. there is no shutoff valve inside to keep water from coming in there. "

The hose connection on the city side should have a check valve visible where the hose screws on. it sounds like it's not seated, or maybe has foreign material keeping it open. It is replaceable if the need arises, but will probably be the whole outside assembly. And welcome to the forum!
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:42 AM   #176
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Thanks for the quick response.

At first glance all I saw was a screen and a washer. Popped that out and ther is a little white button on a spring. I take it that is my check release valve.

I can push it in, but it springs back open immediately. Does that mean its bad, or is that what I want ?

Thanks again, and sorry if i sound silly..but just learning about all of this.
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:21 AM   #177
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Good day I want to winterize my new Jay flight Bungalow 2017 40fsds but I am on able to find that low Point drains on the inside of the RV yes there is a sticker on the outside of the RV saying Lowpoint drain but inside near the water heater there is no valves that I can find two open to drain them I do see the tubes coming out of the base of the RV on the outside . I am worried that valves and water lines will freeze without me draining the whole rv even though I will be putting in the RV anti-freeze throughout the whole system ?
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Inside the camper, you undoubtedly have a cabinet or something directly above those 2 tubes you mentioned. This is where my low point drain valves are located. I'd take a pic but my camper is 15 miles south of me at the moment. The 'low point drain' sticker on my camper is right next to the fresh water tank drain. Not sure what the Amish were smoking the day they put that on there.
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Thank you for looking into this for me .I can still not find where the low point handles are at the pull-up even know where the sticker is and where I see where they're coming out of the floor I also have a thermal package on my Bungalo so I don't know if that's blocking off anything if you get a chance to go to your RV and take a picture and send it to me . I even had their repair tech man to the RV to do a few things to it since it's brand-new and he cannot find them either . Right now I'm guessing I will just pump in the RV anti-freeze and hopefully it goes through all the pipes including where the low point drains are wherever it's holding water.
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Thanks for the quick response.

At first glance all I saw was a screen and a washer. Popped that out and ther is a little white button on a spring. I take it that is my check release valve.

I can push it in, but it springs back open immediately. Does that mean its bad, or is that what I want ?

Thanks again, and sorry if i sound silly..but just learning about all of this.
That's what its suppose to do. Water pressure pushes it in, and it closes when no water pressure is present. If you fire up the fresh water pump with the hose disconnected from the side, nothing should come out past the check valve. If it did, you would have little or no water pressure at a faucet, and your water would be running down the side of the TT.
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