Originally Posted by Lsuduke
Jayco you are making me sad
. Winterized already, wow. Wife has one more trip out , Columbus day and then we have to do the same, how did the winterizing go? Any trips to share with noobies or 228ers?
Lsuduke I made myself sad LOL. Winterizing went really well, much easier than my old trailer.
Tip #1: I could have probably got away with one of the larger jugs of pluming antifreeze (9.? L size) but I like to make sure that I have lots of antifreeze in the traps and in the bottom of the black and grey. So if you are frugal one jug will probably do the job, I used 2.
Tip #2: Pull the hot water plug first and let it get a good drain. I leave the plug out for the winter, others may disagree with this. Very little water remains in the tank once it is drained so it probably does not matter.
Tip#3: Turn your bypass valves (3 to turn, see the attachment ( I got this from someone on here and it is very helpful)
Tip 4: My unit has a panel screwed in place in front of the pump left of the sink, I think some of you other 228 owners may just have a regular cupboard door to open to access your pump area, here you open the valve on the long hose that you will stick into your jug of antifreeze and close the valve going to your fresh water tank.
Tip #5: Open one tap at a time until you start to see a little pink. I started at my kitchen sink, then the bathroom sink, then the tub and then the tub shower (don't forget the shower) and then the outside shower. Then go back to your hot water tank and on the right hand side towards the back you will see two little T-handles mounted to the floor. These are your two low point drains, pull each one of them up for a second or two so you have antifreeze run out of them ( souls see it on the ground).
Tip #6: I do this probably not totally necessary but, I open the black and grey and drain out the antifreeze that is mixed with the water that is sitting in the tanks. Then I go back into the trailer and run another jug thru all the taps and call it done.
Sounds like a lot but if you take your time and prepare everything before you start it should only take 10-15 minutes.
This was my method, feel free to chime in if I am missing something or in error.