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Old 11-20-2015, 02:48 PM   #43
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Well, just got my first and only started reading the library that came with it. In Texas and this weekend it will get to 30 degrees. I stay in it full time and very concerned about something is going to break.
I will keep it nice inside and the sticker on the door stated it has been winterized. Can some one tell me what to do? I will start reading again but, now I don't know what to do.

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Old 12-06-2015, 01:22 PM   #44
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I went through the winterization for the first time this weekend and found the opearators manual helpful, but not well organized. So I made a cheat sheet after opimizing the steps for my purposes. Hope this is helpful for others.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:23 AM   #45
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Good check sheet. I'm surprised that only two quarts were enuf to both prime the pump and fill the hose. It took me about two gallons.

What purpose does pouring antifreeze down the drains serve? There are no P-traps.

Maybe I missed it but did you either blow out the black tank flush line or introduce antifreeze in it?
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:16 AM   #46
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What purpose does pouring antifreeze down the drains serve? There are no P-traps.
The black tank and gray tank are never completely empty even after dumping, so pouring antifreeze down ONE drain and the toilet gets antifreeze into the waste tanks. But since the antifreeze is diluted by whatever was left over in the tank, it can be less effective. The final pre-winterization black and gray tank dump will be more effective if you elevate the passenger side of the van before and during dumping.

Fair warning, RV antifreeze mixed with some black tank treatments can form a thick, viscous goop (with a consistency similar to snot, ew!) that will not do your macerator pump any favors. Strongly advise flushing the black tank thoroughly to remove any trace of black tank treatment before adding antifreeze.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:58 PM   #47
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Here's another take on winterizing.
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