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Old 05-12-2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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Summerizing the trailer

This is the first time we are going out with our camper I have never used the water system and the toilet. how do I summerize it properly?
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:12 PM   #2
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Assuming that the lines are full of RV antifreeze. You will need to flush them for several minutes ( pink should be gone ), but not to worry, it's not poisonous, open every valve for a minute or so, including toilet.

They may have left low point drains open. They will need to be closed, along with fresh water tank drain point. They may have also left the antifreeze intake hose valve open ( next to water pump that will need to be closed and the valve for the pump to fresh water tank opened, if equipped )

Your fresh water tank should be sanitized. Search forum or internet for exact process, but involves adding 1/2 cup of bleach mixed with 20 gallons of fresh water and allow to stand for hours; drain, fill, drain.

If you did not have antifreeze in pipes, then before your drain from step above, pump some of the bleached water into your pipe and let stand as well, flushing several times afterwards

Last, and after you have drained bleached water, If you have hot water bypass valves, they need to be set to normal positions.

Connect to fresh water ( hose or filled tanks ) and open hot water side of tap, allowing water to fill hot water tank. You may also want to open air purge valve on hot water tank to purge air.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:19 PM   #3
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Don't forget to drop some chems in the toilet and add 2 gallons of water. You can do the same to the grey tank as well if you like.

Have fun on your first trip out.
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And lastly, a general overview of common RV water systems. Some may be different based on model, type of hot water heater, size of TT, etc...
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Hummmmm, have I forgotten anything?
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:40 PM   #7
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Wow thanks a lot. I had a walkthrough with the service tech when I picked the trailer up but I was so overwhelmed that I forgotten some things but that's perfect the way you wrote everything came back. Thank you very much.
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This is one of the things I love about this site.... Great advise!!
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Water heater T&P (temperature & pressure) relief valve that can be opened to purge air from the tank.
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