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Old 11-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Need Help Please!!

I made the mistake of not winterizing my X19H because I was going to use it one more time this season, and Michigan threw us some much colder than normal temperatures. It appears that all my lines are frozen, and in thawing them I haven't noticed any leaks. My kitchen faucet, however, came right out of the mounting hole. One of the O-rings has broken, but the other one looks Ok; the white nylon bushing that looks like a horseshoe appears to be OK--unless it's not supposed to look like a horseshoe. Does anyone know where to get a schematic of the plumbing systems, including all faucets, toilets, etc? I'm looking online, and not having much success. The water heater had not yet frozen, as when I removed the drain plug I got free-flowing water. It's still too early to tell if and how much damage has occurred, but my fingers are crossed. Any and ALL advice is appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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Put in a call to Jayco. I understand they can provide construction details. They might even pony up with some replacement parts for you.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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Sorry for you trouble. Jayco will have the plumbing information you want. You can also follow all of the plumbing lines. I would put a few gallons of water in the fresh water tank and see if everything leaks. AFTER you fix/replace the faucet. It would drive me crazy all winter wondering if there was more damage.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #4
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I hate that, but I know what you mean. I've been through Michigan a few times and it's definitely cold up there. I join the snowbirds for my winters now lol. There is a winterize kit I got for mine though and I recommend it greatly! It's basically a little hand pump out fit and you hook from your antifreeze and just basically pump it through the lines. I learned to not to forget in spring about forgetting your antifreeze as well. I had water come out of the faucet one time washing a few of my dishes, and it came out red! I would suggest getting the pump though to make winterizing a bit easier. Here is link to some. I bought mine off a dealer when I got it and didn't never think to buy online. But they are cheaper here. http://www.rvpartscountry.com/RvWinterizing
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There is a winterize kit I got for mine though and I recommend it greatly! It's basically a little hand pump out fit and you hook from your antifreeze and just basically pump it through the lines.

the 19H comes with a built in winterizing kit that uses the water pump to pump the antifreeze through the water system. All you have to do is turn 2 valves, one to open the input line and one to close the line going to the fresh water tank. Of course you also need to bypass the water heater first. Stick the input line into a jug of antifreeze, turn the water pump on, and open each faucet until antifreeze comes out. I use to use a hand pump and this is much easier.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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I would turn the furnace on and check for any obvious leaks and repair them first, but I would avoid adding any water to the fresh water tank at this point (Michigan).

Once the obvious leaks are fixed I would then go through the normal winterizing process (via electric water pump) and watch carefully for any of the "pink" stuff leaking anywhere. Next spring you can check for leaks via the fresh water tank and city water hook-up.

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I made the mistake of not winterizing my X19H because I was going to use it one more time this season, and Michigan threw us some much colder than normal temperatures.
Next time, if you don't want to winterize completely, just do a temporary "partial winterization". What we do is drain the tanks, open the low point valves and then open all the faucets. The water just pours out and the system is pretty much empty. That way, you can always catch that "last weekend" away and not have to worry about a cold snap damaging your system. We are fully winterized now in NJ. We didn't get to our last camping trip due to Sandy. But, we will get started early in March with our camping buddies.
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