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Old 10-24-2011, 12:37 PM   #11
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There is a standard 30 amp automotive blade type fuse that should be about a foot off the positive terminal wire. That one is usually the first to go. There are also two 30 amp reverse polarity fuses in box inside the trailer.

Check those guys and let us know what you find - we can go from there.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:02 PM   #12
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Don't forget to drain the water heater - should have a drain plug in the back side.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:55 PM   #13
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Turns out that I wasn't tightening the nut enough on the battery posts, so I apparently wasn't getting power. Anywho, the problem is fixed and I was able to finish the winterizing process.

Thanks for everyone's input!

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:19 PM   #14
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Loose nuts will do it! Glad to hear all is well now.
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lol don't ya hate when that happens!!!
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Another newbee question.

Terry, Lee,
If I use an air compressor and blow out the water lines, plus drain the water heater, do I need to put antifreeze into the pipes? I know I should put some in the sink p trap, but if all lines are blown out is that good enough?
This is the Jayco's first winter..
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brucef15, I don't know the answer to your question but don't forget the bath sink, shower, and toilet. I think you need to pump the antifreeze thru the toilet but not sure.Larry
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Terry, Lee,
If I use an air compressor and blow out the water lines, plus drain the water heater, do I need to put antifreeze into the pipes? I know I should put some in the sink p trap, but if all lines are blown out is that good enough?
This is the Jayco's first winter..
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Bruce,

Many folks use the compressed air method and do not use antifreeze in the fresh water plumbing. I actually do both to be safe, blow out the lines and then use the anti freeze because I`m no pro at this yet either. Here is a pretty decent video on compressed air only Winterizing, and it looks like this dude has a Jayco also!

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Some guys will tell you no, some will tell you yes. It is a personal choice mostly due to claims of antifreeze flavor left over. If you blow them out and sanitize with a good flush in the spring you should have no issues.
Drain the hot water tank first then blow out the lines and low points. Then pump the pink through the water pump just until pink comes out of each faucet and toilet. Then go back and blow out the lines again and put the leftover in the p-traps. For the $2.00 a gallon it costs I know it's not going to leak in the spring.
Don't forget to blow out your black tank sprayer and outdoor shower if you have them.
3 gal did mine using this process.
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I personally do both. I blow them out for two reasons -- one, it gets all the water out at the city inlet that might otherwise be trapped, and #2 - I use a lot less antifreeze. I tried the air only method and then inspected my lines and found a few pockets where the water pooled again. Probably would have been fine, but it is so easy to flush out and I have never had a taste problem. In the spring I do a pretty long flush and then do a proper sanitize.

Heck - I had a buddy that purchased a used camper 10 years ago, but never once used his water systems. Discovered his fresh tank, water lines, and water heater were all full. Only damage when we got him fired back up was a broken kitchen faucet and a split shower hose -- I could never be that lucky!
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