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Old 10-01-2011, 03:35 AM   #1
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You should have 3 low point drains. One for the tank (water tank) one for hot and one for cold. First turn the 2 valves for the water heater to bypass it, then take the plug out of the water heater to drain it (outside at the water heater) Then take the caps off the low point drains and open the valves for them (in the basement ubove the drains on older units) and then open the faucets in the camper, this will drain the lines. Flush the toilet as well. and do not forget to open the outside shower valves. You will also want to put some, about a cup or more, antifreeze in the drains to keep the traps from freezing. Hope that helps.
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Thanks! Very helpful
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I have a 2012 23fbZinger. Any idea where the low point drains are located?
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Look under the trailer for the lines hanging down with caps on them.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:49 AM   #6
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On my trailer there are two low point drains right behind the fiberglass skin approximately under the kitchen sink. I have another one under the fresh water fill for the fresh water tank. Then there is a plastic plug in the hot water heater (make sure the water is cool before draining).
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:34 AM   #7
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The low point drains in my zinger are in the wheel well on the curb side.



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Old 10-02-2011, 10:53 AM   #8
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If you have an outside shower...they also might be located underneath that as well...at least that is where they are on my cruiser tt, but you have to get almost under the trailer to see them as they are way up there....



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Old 10-03-2011, 03:10 AM   #9
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We have a Zinger 27BHSE - I found them sticking out of the bottom just behind fridge...probably right under bathroom sink. They are not labelled...just look for 2 lines with caps sticking out thru the belly wrap.
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Windshield washer fluid is cheaper than RV Antifreeze for your drains and P-traps. Just a suggestion. Windshield washer fluid can also be used for small flushes if you have to use the toilet on the road when rig is winterized.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:10 AM   #11
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But isn't windshield washer fluid poisonous? It is typically made of methanol and or ethanol. The4 whole point of plumbing anti- freeze is that it is not poisonous. Overall I like to put non- poisonous stuff in my water system.

From Wikipedia; " Because of its toxic properties, methanol is frequently used as a

denaturant additive for ethanol manufactured for industrial uses — this

addition of methanol exempts industrial ethanol from liquor excise

taxation. Methanol is often called wood alcohol because it was once

produced chiefly as a byproduct of the destructive distillation of wood."

This is the stuff rubbies drink when they drink after shave - not good for you.
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You only put the windshield washer fluid in the drains to protect the P-Traps. You never put it in the pressurized fresh water system.
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Boomer:
I NEVER EVER said to put windshield washer fluid in your drinking or fresh water supply lines. I said DRAINS. It won't hurt that black tank contents a bit!!
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Sorry : I misread your post- I thought you meant to use it instead of Plumbing anti-freeze.


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Forums emails, or other--- "miscommunication"---can be a become a problem.
Boomer you are to be commended for fessing up to the fact you misinterpreted the post.
Others would do well to follow suit.
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NH Horseman, I would think you should be thanking Boomer for covering a valid point that you left very vauge in your post. After all Boomer was only trying to warn people not to put it in there fresh water tank that it may be harmful. You said it could be used for minor flush in the toilet while one was traveling??? Those who know better would assume you meant pouring some in and flushing, while those who are just starting or do not know better could assume you meant have some in the fresh water tank to flush the toilet the traditional "RV" way. I think Boomer was being polite and not saying you need to be very careful with your post when something you post could bepossibly mis-interpped andcould be harmful. Not to preach or anything but just saying.



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Old 10-31-2011, 06:15 AM   #17
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Just winterized my ST using 1 3/4 gallons anti-freeze with plenty down the drains and toilet. At under $4 a gallon I think I'll stick with total pink.

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I'm sorry I wasn't explicit. I apologize. It never occurred to me that someone would think I was recommending putting anything but potable liquids in the fresh water system. I assumed and you know the punch line of that one!!
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I got the water tank drain off, but can't figure out how to open the other two at the rear near My dump pipes? I've tried holding the top part with pliers but can't get it done? Help please!
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I can't speak for yours but mine just twisted off, unscrewed, but they were a bear to get started.
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