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Old 04-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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Dewinterizing ???

Ok I am new to having a tt... I have no clue how to dewinterize my tt.. It was winterized by the previous owner, but I didn't ask what to do to get it ready for the first trip. Well the first trip is coming up soon.... ( jay feather sport 165). Thanks for the help, Richard
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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You might want to refer to owners manual or do a web search. Each TT is different.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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The fist thing is to drain all Faucets, with the pump running, start to fill the water tank with fresh water, 5 gallons is plenty, run all faucets till drained. open pet c o c k on lower water tank drain. Then close faucets. Put 1 gallon of household bleach into water tank, then fill water tank, once its full, run each faucet until you smell bleach coming out, then close let it in there over night. in the morning drain from faucets, open pet **** drain tank. refill with clean water, drain from faucets. Next get 1 gallon of white vinegar dump in water tank fill with water drain from faucets and pet ****. fill with fresh water drain from faucets and pet c o c k . Now open shut off on water heater, make sure plug on outside of water heater is installed. Refill with water, taste from faucet if it tastes like vinegar dump water and refill. Your are now ready for camping.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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The basics ^ but im sure its advisable as Rodro has it to flush/sanitize your lines or at the very least run PLENTY of water through them.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #5
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Read the manual.. The last owner might have closed the bypass valves to isolate the hot water tank.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #6
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dont let any antifreeze enter your HW tanks. make sure its still closed before you start flushing things out. Go ahead and use one of those HW wand-thingies to flush out any gunk that might be in there while your at it. I presume its OK to run the bleach/water mixture through the HW tank and let it sit (correct me if im wrong)?
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I asked a guy I work with and he says he has never sanitized with bleach. The instructions I got from the dealer also says nothing about bleach. Any comments.

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maybe if you plan on drinking water from the faucet.. we carry bottled water in our TT.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:23 AM   #9
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1/4 cup bleach to every 15 gallons of water. It is in my owners book. Doesn't hurt to do it to kill the mold that builds up.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #10
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I have to agree with the person who said read the manual. I didn't because I thought I knew it all last weekend and we sat at the campground for 3 hours trying to figure out why we didn't have hot water before I realised it was still in bypass for winterization. Once I fixed that, all was well.

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