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View Poll Results: Who winterizes your RV?
I do my own winterizing 610 87.14%
I get a dealer or RV service center to winterize 42 6.00%
I never winterize because I fulltime 7 1.00%
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 4.57%
I enjoy having frozen pipes, never think about it 5 0.71%
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #81
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Just did our new Jayco 28U today. It is a precaution before we tow it South by the end of this month. Tried the air method and was not 100% sure everything would be fine so went to tried and true RV antifreeze. Waterheater was drained, rinsed and put on bypass. It took less than 2 gallons to do the unit.

This Jayco was nicely set up for winterizing with the low point drains for the lines and freshwater tank plus the hose for the antifreeze being plumbed in with valves. No need to take any lines apart and add flex hose.

Within a month - reverse this job.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:13 PM   #82
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Indie it myself today as well and it was easy.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:36 PM   #83
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I also do it myself. I use the Compressed air method and since doing so haven't had any issues. Remember that many air compressors will leach oil into the compressed air (unless you have a painters air compressor) so you should filter the air. I ALWAYS use a blue Walmart water filter for many tasks including the black flush. At the end of the season, I connect the Air to that filter to blow out the lines, then toss the filter out.

You have to remember to drain all the low point drains. I usually remove the shower head(s) and pour RV antifreeze in all the drains. Also remember to remove any other water filters you may have before applying the air.

Some people do both air and antifreeze, but I think that is a waste. After blowing out the lines for an hour there isn't even any mist in the lines, let alone anything to freeze. I also leave all my faucets open, not sure why I do that but I do.

Oh, don't forget to blow out the black tank rinser thingie mabob.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #84
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I'm in the middle of winterizing for the first time, and I've read I need to remove the water filter. I think I know where it is and what it looks like - near the pump and looks like a clear cylinder with mesh inside - but I don't know for sure. How do I remove this? Do I just remove the clear part, or the whole part that is inline with the tube? Also, if I take this out before I pump in the antifreeze, won't it just leak out there? I've read I need to put a tube in there, but I don't see a tube to replace that. Can you help this newbie? Here's a picture of what I think is the water filter - I removed it from the line, but don't know how to remove it from the pump: Click image for larger version

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #85
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I just did mine. It is one of the most depressing activities I perform.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:23 PM   #86
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I'm in the middle of winterizing for the first time, and I've read I need to remove the water filter. I think I know where it is and what it looks like - near the pump and looks like a clear cylinder with mesh inside - but I don't know for sure. How do I remove this? Do I just remove the clear part, or the whole part that is inline with the tube? Also, if I take this out before I pump in the antifreeze, won't it just leak out there? I've read I need to put a tube in there, but I don't see a tube to replace that. Can you help this newbie? Here's a picture of what I think is the water filter - I removed it from the line, but don't know how to remove it from the pump: Attachment 5561

I'm in a 23b hybrid.
That is not a true water filter in the usual sense. It does not remove undesirable chemicals as a charcoal filter does. It only removes particulants protecting the pump. The cap simply unscrews.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #87
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The dealer comes out and does my Pinnacle. I do my Eagle myself. Why the Pinnacle? Because a high end unit like that needs dealer care, in my mind. Plus I have them inspect the roof seals. My new Eagle is always with me and accessible to get the job done. The other costs me the same amount in fuel to get to as the dealer charges me to do the job.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:21 AM   #88
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We live in Washington State, we never winterized our JayFlight because we use it in the winter. We now have a Greyhawk we just got. What should we do other than leave the heat on?
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:44 PM   #89
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These Jayco's are so easy to winterize... Have only done it once, but just booked a winter seasonal in the white mountains of NH. Winterizing will become part of a normal routine of packing up to leave the camper each weekend.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:22 PM   #90
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These Jayco's are so easy to winterize... Have only done it once, but just booked a winter seasonal in the white mountains of NH. Winterizing will become part of a normal routine of packing up to leave the camper each weekend.
On the Whitehawk, is the water heater bypass right behind it? As in getting under the rear bunks to remove the panel behind the water heater? I just picked mine up and I'm checking things out.
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