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Old 04-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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De-winterize help for Jayco 2013 267BHS

I am a complete newbie and would love to find a resource, video, checklist... anything... to help me dewinterize... specifically related to water and water heater issues.

Any help for the newbie?
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
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We just dewinterized our brand new 2013 267bhs. The dealer winterized ours before we brought it home last october. All my husband did was hook up the drinking water hose to the city water connection by the back outside shower and turned it on. We then went inside and slowly turned on the water faucet in the kitchen sink. First the cold then the hot. The hot ran longer because the tank needed to fill. Once the water run clear we moved on the the bathroom sink, repeated the same thing. Bathroom shower we ran water through the shower faucet and head. Flushed the toilet a few times and we are good to go. We didnt have to turn anything else on, or start anything up. Just flush and go. We even called our dealer and double checked. So now we have water in the gray and black water tank which we will dump at the campground when we go on our first trip in 2 weeks. Meanwhile we are backyard camping and using everything so we know it all works before we leave. Good luck!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:08 AM   #3
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Just a note to add. We sanitize the water lines after flushing the antifreeze out. We add about 3 cups clorox to the fresh water tank and fill about 1/3 full with water. We then pump lots of it through all the lines both hot and cold. Once we smell chlorine good and strong we let it sit in the lines for at least 4 hours or overnight. Keeping the water pump on leaves pressure in the lines and also gives you a great opportunity to check for leaks at every faucet and fitting including on the back of the water heater. Also find and check the fittings at the water pump.

There is a lot of info in the owners manual that came with your camper as well.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #4
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We just dewinterized our brand new 2013 267bhs. The dealer winterized ours before we brought it home last october. All my husband did was hook up the drinking water hose to the city water connection by the back outside shower and turned it on. We then went inside and slowly turned on the water faucet in the kitchen sink. First the cold then the hot. The hot ran longer because the tank needed to fill. Once the water run clear we moved on the the bathroom sink, repeated the same thing. Bathroom shower we ran water through the shower faucet and head. Flushed the toilet a few times and we are good to go. We didnt have to turn anything else on, or start anything up. Just flush and go. We even called our dealer and double checked. So now we have water in the gray and black water tank which we will dump at the campground when we go on our first trip in 2 weeks. Meanwhile we are backyard camping and using everything so we know it all works before we leave. Good luck!
Thank you... that does sound simple, and very helpful!
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Good stuff... is there a way to sanitize without using the tank? We were planning on using pressurized hose water only.
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Why wouldn't you use the onboard water pump. There is no better way to find out if it works correctly. The only way using city water connection is if you can inject chlorine into the hose.
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