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Old 11-09-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
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Winterizing a new JayFeather 197

We just purchased a new JayFeather 197. The dealer said it was winterized already, but they did hook up the water when we did our walk-through to show us how everything worked. We aren't going camping for a couple of weeks, so weren't planning on flushing any excess water until then.

It's supposed to get cold with a couple of nights below freezing this week in DFW, so I'm wondering if we need to do anything more before the cold snap this week.

I have read about draining the water and running antifreeze or air pressure blowing out the remaining water. I've also read about draining the water heater and possibly leaving some valves open, but not sure exactly where those would be We are just figuring things out. Until now we have only borrowed a relative's camper so didn't do all the maintenance on it.


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Old 11-10-2014, 02:24 PM   #2
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Since it's new and under warranty, you could call or visit the dealer you got it from and ask them, stating you are concerned that water was was hooked up during your walk through/demo, and you do not want it to be a concern with possible freeze up when the temps get down to below freezing in your area.

What did they say they did to "winterize" it?

This way you have it on record (albeit a phone or eye to eye conversation).

Most likely others will chime in with other recommendations.
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