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Posted: 11/04/19 07:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No problem running af into the dishwasher. It's not just the water inlet, it's also the drain pump as well. Start a cycle, let run for 20 secs, cancel which starts drain. All done.

Same process with washer, just do both hot and cold sides.

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Thats good info, might need an extra gallon of AF.

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thanks everybody; I think I am in good shape to do this myself...But here is an additional (dumb?) question...The reason I am winterizing is because I bought a home in Oklahoma...I just found out my new home has a 50 Amp hook up already set up for an RV....Now I am wondering if I can somehow take advantage of this hook-up...i.e put a space heater in the RV and one in the basement of the RV after draining, ( I once had a TV screen crack in below freezing temperatures)....I stil want to remove the batteries to put them on trickle chargers inside my new home...does anyone know if , by removing the batteries, I will be able to use the RV outlets to plug in a heater....

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I am about to winterise mine. Waiting for DW to finish need for water. We are on own tank. Drain hw by low point or anode removal. Switch to bypass so heater does not refill. Either use a 2 way valve on tank side of pump or disconnect & use a hose with connection to tank side of pump. Do the pink stuff suction thing each outlet hot & cold till pink flows. When all done turn the pump off at switch. Drain water tank at low point. This could take awhile if tank is fullish. Off you go to a dump & drain tanks completely. If like us the trailer will feel amazingly light on the way to storage with no liquids onboard.


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shug23 wrote:

thanks everybody; I think I am in good shape to do this myself...But here is an additional (dumb?) question...The reason I am winterizing is because I bought a home in Oklahoma...I just found out my new home has a 50 Amp hook up already set up for an RV....Now I am wondering if I can somehow take advantage of this hook-up...i.e put a space heater in the RV and one in the basement of the RV after draining, ( I once had a TV screen crack in below freezing temperatures)....I stil want to remove the batteries to put them on trickle chargers inside my new home...does anyone know if , by removing the batteries, I will be able to use the RV outlets to plug in a heater....


Seems to me that an oil-filled heater inside and leaving the furnace fan on would take care of both. Either way, leave all the lower cabinet doors open to keep the cold from "pooling" there. I've read more than one story where someone's had their rig at 50, yet still froze under-sink pipes from the cold coming through the walls.

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I conjured up a chunk of hose to go from the outside shower outlet to the black tank flush.

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