jimp - If I had kept my old motorhome I had planned to do just that! after winterizing I was going to disconnect the water line from the valve!!
Rice1951 - I get it - and I agree what ever works keep doing. It was really frustrating having 2 toilet valves bust over a 10 yr period of winterizing that motorhome. I just hope not to have anymore issues with these toilets - and now I got 2 to worry about!! lucky me.
I will be winterizing my Jayco 23B for the first time and have seen that a combo of blowing out the lines and adding antifreeze to the lines seems to be the way most do it.
My previous experience has been to just empty the water heater, close the valve to it and pump antifreeze through all the lines until I see pink antifreeze. This was the procedure I used on my pop up. I did store it in a unheated garage and it seemed to work okay.
I was going to do the same thing to my 23B . I am in upstate NY, winter wise not too bad.
So my 23B will be stored outside this year. Should I follow the same procedure?
Iím thinking I will be okay.
I always do both. I've had two issues. Once was when I failed to open the valve that feeds the hot water tank to let some of the anti-freeze through. The next spring the valve was cracked. This experience told me that simply blowing out the lines may not be sufficient.
The second time was with the X20E. I wasn't used to having the outside shower so the first winter I missed it entirely. In spring I had to by a new facet assembly. Cheap and easy, but it could have been avoided.
Lessons learned, be thorough.
2013 Jayco Jayfeather X20 E, 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Z71 SLE