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Old 02-10-2016, 12:37 PM   #1
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When all else fails...

Okay, you can chalk this one up to: "When all else fails, read the instructions."

I read the instructions in the Jayco manual for 2015, Model 23 RB and I are now confused.

Last autumn, wanting to protect my new trailer for the winter, I had the RV professionally winterized by a trustworthy RV service center. To overcome onset cabin fever being experienced by DW and the dog, it will soon be time to put the RV back on the road (mid-March).

Obviously, it will soon be necessary to flush the water lines. In my rookie opinion, that does not require professional attention and I can simply flush the lines myself by hooking up a garden hose at two points: 100-gal. tank fill inlet and the regular supply line inlet and letting the antifreeze mixed water gravity flow or be pumped out of the fresh water tank. After this, I should be good to go?

So what am I missing or overlooking? Any advice would be most helpful.

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You said it! But you still have to sanitize your system with bleach (read the manual)
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You then need to sanitize the tank, lines. ..should be instructions for that
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:00 PM   #4
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When all else fails, DIY Doing RV repair/maintenance is actually easier than you think. Read the instructions, but I would also just "learn" how the water system works, and where everything is.

2 Water IN: City hookup, inlet to FW tank.
3 Water OUT: Low water drain valves (hot/cold), & FW tank low drain valve.

Once I learned how to do my own RV repairs and maintenance, It actually made owning it much better. I don't feel like I "need" the dealership lifeline. Good luck!
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You Tube it! I watched 3 different videos on it, before ours was ready to bring home, and have to de-winterize on the road of our first trip. I'm so excited! My motto used to be, you can get to heaven with WD40 and duct tape. Now it's, you get there with this forum and YouTube.
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And winterizing your trailer is actually easier than de-winterizing it.
Next year you can do it yourself. Just need to buy a couple or three gallons of RV antifreeze (the pink stuff). As others said: Just read the manual or youtube how to do it.
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Yup, not necessary to pay a hundred bucks to winterize. After a couple times you'll be doing it in 15 minutes or so.
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I bypassed and drained the water heater, sucked two gallons antifreeze through the pump to both faucets, the shower, and the toilet, in under ten minutes.

Not bragging, it's just real easy once you know how!
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Don't forget to unbypass the water heater.
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I bypassed and drained the water heater, sucked two gallons antifreeze through the pump to both faucets, the shower, and the toilet, in under ten minutes.

Not bragging, it's just real easy once you know how!
And don't forget city water intake and the outside shower if your rig has one.
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