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Old 10-14-2015, 07:26 PM   #1
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Winterizing first time.....did I do it all?

First time winterizing a TT. Luckily for me the previous owners left a detailed note of how to winterize. It literally took me a few minutes. Here is what I did.
drained water heater, drained black and grey tanks, opened low point drains. Pumped antifreeze through all faucets bypassing water heater until they ran pink. Including outside shower. Poured antifreeze into black tank because I noticed even after emptying it there was still some water left inside. Did I miss anything?
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:39 PM   #2
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Do you have a black tank flush? If so, it is common to use a hand pump to get some rv fluid in that too
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No I don't have a black tank flush. Wish I did!
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:46 PM   #4
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then you're good to go :0 oh, assuming you put a little in each sink and toilet bowl too
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:12 PM   #5
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then you're good to go :0 oh, assuming you put a little in each sink and toilet bowl too
Yes I did
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On your city water hook up, use a small screwdriver and remove the filter screen and push in the check valve, that's the only place I've had clean water trapped.

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Old 10-14-2015, 09:25 PM   #7
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Did that too! Thanks!
When I started the pump with the hose in the bottle of antifreeze then turned on the water faucet in the sink a lot of clear water came out before it was antifreeze. Is that normal?
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First time winterizing a TT. Luckily for me the previous owners left a detailed note of how to winterize. It literally took me a few minutes. Here is what I did.
drained water heater, drained black and grey tanks, opened low point drains. Pumped antifreeze through all faucets bypassing water heater until they ran pink. Including outside shower. Poured antifreeze into black tank because I noticed even after emptying it there was still some water left inside. Did I miss anything?

Jeez, sound pretty much exactly like the boat I was in last weekend. It was my first time as well. Only thing I did differently was drained the black and grey at the very end of the process.

I have my fingers crossed!

Oh, dont forget to pull your battery. It wont work so well next spring if you dont!
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Jeez, sound pretty much exactly like the boat I was in last weekend. It was my first time as well. Only thing I did differently was drained the black and grey at the very end of the process.

I have my fingers crossed!

Oh, dont forget to pull your battery. It wont work so well next spring if you dont!
If I store my battery on a table in my basement will it be fine in the spring once I plug into the tow vehicle and it charges a bit?
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If I store my battery on a table in my basement will it be fine in the spring once I plug into the tow vehicle and it charges a bit?
Will my tanks be ok with water and antifreeze in them? There was residual water in the black tank so I poured a whole gallon of antifreeze in. Don't have any place to dump it unless I go camping again which I don't want to do.
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