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Old 10-23-2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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warranty for winterizing my as

Last year my travel trailer repair and storage place winterized my trailer. They are good folks who I have been using for over 20 years I suppose, through a good many trailers.

When I took the trailer out this year there were numerous leaks under the vanity. I could see several and it looked like the pipes had frozen.

So I took it in and asked them to repair it. I figured they would do it under warranty but when I asked for the bill they had charged me for it. So I called and talked to them about it. They are thinking it over.

Is it normal to warranty the winterizing? ....and make the repairs free if it fails?

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Old 10-24-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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some minimum wage flunky didn''t do the job correctly....if at all.
I would first complain, then if not successful in resolving the bill, be very direct, then engage an attorney if necesary.

workmanship on winterizing should be guaranteed....how diffficult is it to replace water with pink stuff?
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:35 AM   #3
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thanks for the input.

So what is the normal policy about winterizing and guarantees of such work? Anybody have experience in that matter?

I have settled with them on the situation but I need to have it winterized again and want to know what is normal.

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Old 10-29-2007, 08:28 AM   #4
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Get yourself a compressor to blow out the lines yourself. Once you have installed the pump convertor kit it should not take longer than 45 minutes next time you need to do it. I'll bet you pay for a compressor doing it twice.

Here is the part you need from CW:
Pump Converter Winterizer Kit - Camping World

It took me over an hour the first time but now, for about $8 in pink antifreeze I know the job is done right. The AS dealer wanted $85 to do it which is probably fair but I prefer to do it myself.

You will find many resources and a checklist at this site on how to do it yourself.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:56 AM   #5
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Get yourself a compressor to blow out the lines yourself. Once you have installed the pump convertor kit it should not take longer than 45 minutes next time you need to do it. I'll bet you pay for a compressor doing it twice.

Here is the part you need from CW:
Pump Converter Winterizer Kit - Camping World

It took me over an hour the first time but now, for about $8 in pink antifreeze I know the job is done right. The AS dealer wanted $85 to do it which is probably fair but I prefer to do it myself.

You will find many resources and a checklist at this site on how to do it yourself.
Sound advice~!
I would add this one additional point..Be sure you specified and use an oil-less type air compressor.
I use one that has an adjustable output with a top limit of 100psi.
Normally, all you need is 40 to 50psi to blow the entire system out. Then put in a cup full of pink antifreeze in each of the traps.
(Be sure all your water tanks are drained of course.)
Open your water heater, blow it out. Then walk around inside to each faust's (one at a time) and, blow out each section.(kitchen and bathroom/shower)
The remaining pink antifreeze gets dump into the black-water tank and, then insert a plastic drink bottle in the neck opening of your toilet. (secure it with a string)
That's it..simple.
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Be sure & set your HW heater valves like in post #6 here or else you'll use way too much RV antifreeze filling it up. Drain the HW heater separately though its own drain plug. A bit of water will be left behind but the HW heater is strong and won't mind that at all.

SilverCottage has presented the economics & time commitment of this very well. I flushed mine out yesterday under falling maple leaves and it was a beautiful use for part of an afternoon!
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:11 PM   #7
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Be sure & set your HW heater valves like in post #6 here or else you'll use way too much RV antifreeze filling it up. Drain the HW heater separately though its own drain plug. A bit of water will be left behind but the HW heater is strong and won't mind that at all.

SilverCottage has presented the economics & time commitment of this very well. I flushed mine out yesterday under falling maple leaves and it was a beautiful use for part of an afternoon!
Bob,
There is no vaild reason for filling the water heater with any RV antifreeze.. Just blow it out dry..
Besides, your water will taste better come Spring..
Thus, the saving goes even further~
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There is no vaild reason for filling the water heater with any RV antifreeze.. Just blow it out dry..
Guess I could have been more clear. Setting the valves like the pic in post #6 will prevent antifreeze from going into the HW heater at all. I then drain mine and don't blow it out; the post #6 pic valve setting could prevent blowing out -- so think your particular sequence through Tom. If you do this, post pics of your own HW heater if your valves are installed differently.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:51 PM   #9
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To me, the best insurance is knowing the trailer well enough to do it ourselves. Nobody is going to take more time to do it any more carefully than we are...even still the whole process only takes about 45 minutes and 2-3 gallons of pink stuff.

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Empty the water tank, drain the water heater, isolate the water hearter by flipping the two valves to off and with the winterizing pump converter kit installed you'll use less than one gallon of pink RV antifreeze and get it all accomplished in twenty minutes or less. Blowing it all out with compressed air works very well and you can use even less of the pink stuff in the "P-Traps" and on top of the water closet flush valve.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:04 PM   #11
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Thanks, guys. I figured I would get this advice!

Maybe one of these days I will do it myself.

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