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Old 10-09-2014, 05:53 AM   #1
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Winterizing Jay Feather 221

I need to winterize my JF 221, and I am having a hard time figuring it out.
As you know most of the manuals are useless, as to the location of things.
It appears that the suction line is under the couch, with the pump. Can't see the pump.
I can't find the W/H cutout valve, Or the valve to switch over to the suction line for Antifreeze.
Any and all help, ideas, suggestions appreciated. Jim
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:02 AM   #2
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have you removed any panels held in with screws?

I recommend everyone arm yourself with a screwdriver and open up every panel you see to understand what is where.

the bypass for the H/W heater is right at the back of the unit. once you see the back of the heater you will see the valves
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:42 AM   #3
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UPDATE: Crawl under the sofa, and reach over the partition and turn off the inlet valve, and turn on the Suction line valve to the antifreeze bottle.
There is a hole in the partition, under the bath room sink, and if you peep in there at 2 small valves. (I removed the partition) In my unit, the one on the left is hot. I turned it off to keep water from the W/H. Pumped about 3/4 gal of antifreeze into the system, until all ran pink. Do not forget the toilet and outside shower. Poured the rest of the gal in the sinks and tub P traps.
I think I am good, and thanks NBHybrid for your response. Jim
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to properly bypass your H/W heater there should have been 3 valves

did you open your low point valves to drain the system as your first step?

on edit: those two valves under the sink sound more like your low point drains...they have nothing to do with your Hot water heater.
one is for your cold lines and one is for your hot

I do not believe you bypassed your heater. Did you pull the drain plug on your heater ?
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Yes!!!! This thing is entirely different than anything else I have had. I have Pink coming from the hot and cold side on every faucet.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:02 PM   #6
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So.....you did pull the plug on your heater?

the three valves should have looked like this

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Old 10-09-2014, 04:47 PM   #7
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Thank you so much for the information, but this unit is not plumbed like that.
Your post is what I have been used to in the past, on my other units, but alas, this one is different.
I have emailed Jayco, to see if I have done it correctly, or if they will send me instructions on how to properly proceed. Thanks again Jim
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what year is it?

I knew most of the motor homes and big 5'ers had some different systems but thought all trailers were the same
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It is a 2012 Jay Feather 221

You cannot get to the back of the W/H very easily. It is behind the commode, and there isn't a panel that can be removed. It is fixed.
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It is a 2012 Jay Feather 221
wow that's weird. maybe it is the same but just doesn't have the optional bypass hose.

Did you pull the drain on the water heater?
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