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Old 11-16-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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2013 365BHS Winterizing Washer Dryer Prep Plumbing

I just winterized my new 365BHS and noticed that some people mention the washer dryer plumbing.
I looked into the washer dryer cabinet and there is an outlet but no plumbing anywhere,
nor are there any sort of panels that can be easily removed to get to plumbing.
Does anyone with a 365BHS have any experience in this area.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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We have a 2014 321 that is supposed to prep for washer too and I see no piping for it. There is a power outlet.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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There should be a seperate low point drain under there somewhere. I have the prep and a low point drain for it.
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There is a pair of pressure lines that go through the main storage and there is two low point drains in the front wall of the storage which I suspect is for the laundry.
I wanted to open the laundry taps if there are any. I also wanted to check the drain trap, if there is one.


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There should be a seperate low point drain under there somewhere. I have the prep and a low point drain for it.
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On our 2011 and 2012 365BHS all I ever did was open the hot and cold water bibs along with the low drain valves and let the water drain out. Once it had drained for a few minutes, I winterized but never worried about getting antifreeze all the way up to the bibs. Never had any issues with either one freezing up by using this method. Our 2012 had shut off valves (located in the opposite wall of the low drain valves) that once I winterized, I closed both valves and never had to mess with them again.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #6
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Okay, I cannot locate the hot and cold bibs. I can't locate any plumbing in the cabinet for a washer/dryer. I don't see any openings to access hidden plumbing either.

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On our 2011 and 2012 365BHS all I ever did was open the hot and cold water bibs along with the low drain valves and let the water drain out. Once it had drained for a few minutes, I winterized but never worried about getting antifreeze all the way up to the bibs. Never had any issues with either one freezing up by using this method. Our 2012 had shut off valves (located in the opposite wall of the low drain valves) that once I winterized, I closed both valves and never had to mess with them again.
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They must have changed from 2012 to 2013 then because my 2012 had a small 10"x10" removable panel directly across from the low drain valve access panel that had the shut off valves. Then there was another one in the bedroom closet that when removed gave access to the hose bibs.
My 2014 375BHFS is suppose to be washer/dryer prepped as well, but it has no access panels either. I'll just about bet you have to remove the drawers in the bedroom closet to gain access the hose bibs on the 2013/2014 models. Now I just hope everything drained out when I pulled my low drains because I didn't even realize our new unit was prepped for washer/dryer until just the other day when I was reading over the Standard Features on the Jayco website. I will definitely have to check more into it the next time I'm at my camper.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:37 AM   #8
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When I winterize our rig, I start the washer with the WARM cycle, that way it is sucking from both the hot and cold pipes. The antifreeze then gets into both pipes. Once I see the pink stuff appear in the little cup where you put your detergent, I stop. Then I pour a significant amount of pink stuff into the drum of the washer and switch it to spin cycle. That way it gets into the washers pump and all the traps on the way to the holding tanks. This is what the manufacturer recommends to do in their instruction booklet.
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Did you look in the hanging closet? That was where mine were and in truth never ran the pink up to it but rather just hit the low points and cracked the valves to allow for backfeed. Look inside the closet for a panel as mentioned above and you should see the shut offs. Also there are 2 black in line valves located in the basement along the ceiling that should be inline with the pex when doing this. At least that's how the 2011 was set up.
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