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Old 10-07-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
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I have a 2012 321 RLTS Eagle. This will be my first time to winterize it. The manual talks about a clear plastic bypass hose to replace the water filter garage to winterize the water system. Is th8s something I can find at an RV parts department?
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:51 PM   #2
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Yes, or you can go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get a barbed male garden hose adapter and a 3' or 4' piece of pvc tubing and tubing clamp.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:58 PM   #3
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Don't forget Ace Hardware. Our local Ace Hardware has an excellent selection of plastic hoses and lots of other essential stuff.
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I didn't realize my first post was so messed up. Sometimes the phone does it and sometimes I just get in a hurry and don't check before posting.
I've seen the hose fittings you are talking about. Is it going to be obvious where both ends of the tube go once I remove the filter housing. I had figured on taking the filter out for the winter and adding a new one come spring. Is the tubing needed for both ways to winterize, blowing out with air or using RV antifreeze.
Thanks for your response.
Sure wish there were more thorough directions in the manual.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:41 PM   #5
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Another thing the manual is not clear about, they give two methods to winterize, one with air and the other with antifreeze depending on which model you have. It's not clear which one I'm suppose to use on my model.
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I think the decision to blow out the lines or use anti-freeze is a six one way, half-dozen the other situation. We store our camper about 60 miles from the house so dragging an air compressor to the storage site ranks pretty high on the hassle factor for me.

If you want to use anti-freeze, here's what you need to get. It's available as a kit from Walmart, Amazon, etc.
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Permane.../dp/B0006JJ588


Here's a pretty good video that shows you how to hook everything up.
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I did mines today when I went to find the water pump to hook the winterize hose to it that I got at Camp World it already had the hose on it to suck the anti-freeze in the lines. It was painless to say the least, it took about 2 1/2 gals.
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Don't forget your outside shower if you have one.
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Don't forget your outside shower if you have one.
Thanks. It has never been used but I suppose I ought to open it to be safe.
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Don't forget your outside shower if you have one.
You also want to go to your city water connection, take a screwdriver or something to depress the backflow preventer for a second or two until the pink stuff comes out.

But stand to the side when you do it or you'll be all wet. Ask me how I know.
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