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Old 10-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Winterizing a 197 TT

New here, but looks like the place to get the right answers! Just picked up a 2008 JayFeather 197 this past spring and getting ready to winterize. I've tracked through most of the tips on how to do that, but stuck on where to find the low point valve on my trailer. Notice there is some residual water in there from a couple of my dry camping trips that the pump can't remove...any tips or insight?

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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Not sure about the low point but I would be pumping RV anti freeze through the lines and not worry about the water. Ensure the valve to the fresh water tank is switched off and the hot water tank is bypassed as well before proceeding. You can also buy a air hose connector and blow the water out of the lines first. Before you do that though ensure the compressor is turned down to 30 PSI so you don't blow up the lines. Ryan

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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Jayco usually put stickers on the outside of the camper that says low point drain. I have 2. One is under my bathroom sink and I pull the lever up (on the inside of the camper) to open the drain. On the outside I have 2 drains close to where the water heater lines come through the floor. Those drains have twist valves. If the water you are referring to is water in the fresh water holding tank, don't worry about a small amount of water. There is plenty of room for it to expand when it freezes.

After you drain water using the low point drains you need to close the valves before you pump the antifreeze through the system. You don't have to use the drains before you pump the antifreeze through the lines. The antifreeze will push the water out.
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