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Sam24OD

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Posted: 09/06/05 05:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First year with my Class C Jamboree 26Q, and love it. Winter is sneaking up and a local place has outdoor storage available. Any and all tips/advice will be greatly appreciated.

Carl in N. Calif.

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My winterize list for my TRAILER, hope it helps.

1. Drain fresh water tank
2. Chock wheels and lower stabilizers
3. Check tire pressures, put to maximum
4. Cover tires
5. Check battery water
6. Turn off both Propane tanks (if one is empty, get it filled just in case)
7. Blow out waterlines (30 psi max)
8. Drain hot water heater & flush it out (open all faucets first to avoid shower).
9. Drain gray water into bucket & flush down house toilet
10. Drain black water into bucket & flush down house toilet
11. Add antifreeze in fresh water tank
12. Bypass hot water heater
13. Run each faucet (including shower) until red
14. Flush Toilet until red
15. Run outside shower until red
16. Un-bypass hot water heater
17. Run some hot water to get a little antifreeze into water heater tank
18. Shut off the pump and remove the screen and washer from your city water inlet. Push the
anti-backflow valve in the city water inlet with a finger or screwdriver to allow the water to
be purged out and antifreeze to flow. Be careful that it doesn't spray all over you!
19. Put antifreeze down shower drain
20. Put antifreeze down sink drains
21. Put ultrasonic mouse deterer under trailer
22. Final Check
a. Demand Pump off
b. Tank heater & Heat Light off
c. Gray & Black water tank heater off
d. Propane alarm fuse pulled
e. Smoke detector removed
f. Refrigerator turned OFF and both its doors open
g. All canned (and un-canned) food removed
h. All windows & roof vent closed
i. All three doors locked
j. Solar charger connected to trailer connector (keeps battery charged)


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RV Antifreeze will eat up the anode coating or rod in an RV water heater. It is sufficient to simply drain it and leave it bypassed until the system is refilled with water in the spring.

A battery disconnect switch makes all those disconnects a lot easier, too!

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Chuck, what's the point in blowing out the water lines when you're going to refill them with antifreeze?


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Wow! Ask, and ye shall receive. Thank you.

Carl

PS: I bought one of those RV covers. Should I tarp under it first?

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Sam24OD wrote:

I bought one of those RV covers. Should I tarp under it first? [emoticon]

If you are going to use a tarp, I would put the cover on, then the tarp. The inexpensive tarp will protect the expensive cover and make it last longer. The cover will keep the tarp grommets from scratching the MH.


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I forgot to tell you. I live in N. Calif. and all we get is rain starting in mid November. Very seldom gets near freezing.

Should I still cover then tarp?

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We just purchased a 1994 24' Gulfstream Yellowstone and I'm attempting to winterize it, but I'm having issues. I'm trying to follow the advice given in the forums.

I drained the water heater and left the anode plug out. Then I turned the water heater bypass value to 'bypass'. Using the existing pump hose accessory, I pumped antifreeze straight from the bottle. It sucked the bottle dry and I thought I had filled my lines, but when I went outside, I found it had instead gone through the water heater and drained onto the ground. Strike one bottle of the pink stuff.

I thought the purpose of the bypass valve was to avoid this. I'm guessing it is going backward through the hot water supply line at the top of the heater. I put the plug back in the heater and tried again, but the pump just filled up the hot water tank.

Any advice would certainly be appreciated.

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Could your by-pass valve position be marked incorrectly?

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Hi. We have a 21' Fleetwood Jamboree. We purchased it in January so this it the first year we will need to winterize. We live in coastal NJ would you recommend we buy a cover for it?? Thanks!

-Maura, Bill and 3 kids.

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