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Old 10-16-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
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Winterizing (heads up)

New fifth wheel 2016 North Point 383flfs, it has the washer dryer prep water lines hidden in bathroom closet. While winterizing I got to thinking surely they valve out the washer and dryer water lines. Pdi never said anything about valves, so I removed false wall just for my own peace of mind, sure enough the supply lines were full of water. So all of you who have washer dryer prep, make sure you drain those supply lines when winterizing
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:49 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. I winterized yesterday, and was pretty sure the low point drains in the basement drained the washer lines, but now I'm second guessing that. Will check later this week.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:50 PM   #3
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Good Advice. I have a W/D in my rig and did my winterizing today. It would be easy to miss for a lot of folks.
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Thanks for the heads up. I winterized yesterday, and was pretty sure the low point drains in the basement drained the washer lines, but now I'm second guessing that. Will check later this week.
If you were to open your prep valves along with your low point my guess is that they would be clear. They are vertical and then run across the top of the basement right over to the low points. I zip tied mine up a little higher eliminating that little bit of sag across the basement.
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If you were to open your prep valves along with your low point my guess is that they would be clear. They are vertical and then run across the top of the basement right over to the low points. I zip tied mine up a little higher eliminating that little bit of sag across the basement.
Thanks Rusty! What you describe is exactly what I did, including the zip tie to eliminate the sag.
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After clearing my residential refrigerator (pita) I use antifreeze therefore I don't leave my low point drains open. Plus the flfs (front living) has the bathroom on the lower level so not 100% the low points would clear them
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Maybe I need to add a step to my winterizing process, open all valves, faucets, etc, open low points. Wait a day then add antifreeze
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I was concerned about mine as they were hidden behind the wall and without cracking the valves you couldn't drain those lines so I swung mine into basement below so they were easy to drain in the winter without removing the false back
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After clearing my residential refrigerator (pita) I use antifreeze therefore I don't leave my low point drains open. Plus the flfs (front living) has the bathroom on the lower level so not 100% the low points would clear them
Yes, there are some floorplan specifics that need to be taken into consideration...especially with yours.

I have had so many different rigs over the years and each one has it's little quirks. In the past I just kind of committed everything to memory. This one is a little larger and has a few more spots that could be forgotten.

I think this will be the year I actually make a written step by step, as each appliance has it's own set of procedures as well as the rig and I can see myself struggling to remember each step as the years pass.
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Almost miss my old tt, 20 to 30 min tops and winterizing done. I spent an hour with and air compressor hooked up to water line just trying to make sure I had the fridge in good shape. After that not to bad on antifreeze time, other than the after thought of the washer hook ups
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