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Old 10-17-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Winterizing Jayco x213 TT

Well, I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to winterize my TT...this trailer is already equipped with a siphon hose to draw from the bottle of RV antifreeze.

I pulled the plug on the hot water tank and drained it - loosely re-installed plug
Opened the drain on the fresh water tank and closed after draining
Opened the bypass for the hot water tank and closed the input and output valves
Closed the valve from the fresh water tank and opened siphone hose valve after putting siphon hose in the antifreeze
Turned on the pump to pressurize
Opened hot water on kitchen sink until antifreeze came out and repeated on cold tap, same thing to bathroom sink, tub, toilet and outside shower.
Pulled siphon hose out of rv solution and ran cold tap on kitchen sink for 2 seconds to suck antifreeze out of it and closed the siphon valve
Wiped down all sinks and toilet

I had aleady cleaned out the holding tanks after the last trip out

All I have left to do is wash, dry and cover for the winter
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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It is not hard to do. I am surprised at the number of people that pay someone to do it for them.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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It is not hard to do. I am surprised at the number of people that pay someone to do it for them.
I almost did, it would have cost me $80.00 plus tax not to mention pulling the trailer to the dealer and picking it back up again. It cost me about $10.00 for 2 gals of RV antifreeze, got her done within 1/2 hour and while I was at it, I cleaned and vacuumed everything. Everything was stowed away, battery and spare tire pulled. I was going to use compressed air.....but antfreeze was much easier
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:03 AM   #4
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Yup-- Not hard at all-- RV antifreeze @ Tractor supply for $3.00 per gal, turn a few valves, open a few faucets, flush the john, pull the battery and done. Larry
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Westerncanuck, not sure if you did this but don't forget to pull the screen out of the city water intake and push the check valve in to allow anti freeze into the line. There is a small amount of water left behind that check valve that can freeze up. Ryan
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what does everyone do with their batteries? trickle charge them over the winter? just leave them in the garage etc etc ?

Also....I know there is enough room for ice expansion in the larger fresh water tanks but does anyone put Rv anti freeze in the holding tanks?
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what does everyone do with their batteries? trickle charge them over the winter? just leave them in the garage etc etc ?

Also....I know there is enough room for ice expansion in the larger fresh water tanks but does anyone put Rv anti freeze in the holding tanks?

I leave my battery in its box and plug in the TT every now and then but my TT is here by my house and it does not get real cold here.

As for the tanks, drain the fresh tank, no antifreeze. The holding tanks get about a quart in each, but should also be drained first. IMO the black tank should be flushed and cleaned before adding the anti and sitting the TT up for Winter.
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what does everyone do with their batteries? trickle charge them over the winter? just leave them in the garage etc etc ?

Also....I know there is enough room for ice expansion in the larger fresh water tanks but does anyone put Rv anti freeze in the holding tanks?
We leave ours plugged in all the time, and after flushing out both the grey and black tanks we put about a quart of antifreeze in each.
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Westerncanuck, not sure if you did this but don't forget to pull the screen out of the city water intake and push the check valve in to allow anti freeze into the line. There is a small amount of water left behind that check valve that can freeze up. Ryan
Thanks for the heads up, I have never used it. I will check it
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what does everyone do with their batteries? trickle charge them over the winter? just leave them in the garage etc etc ?

Also....I know there is enough room for ice expansion in the larger fresh water tanks but does anyone put Rv anti freeze in the holding tanks?
I didn't put any in mine..just put some in the peatraps
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