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Old 05-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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Zinger 32qb dewinterizing.

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I'm sure this is a topic that has been beaten to death but I have few questions regarding dewinterizing including where to find the low point valves. Where are they located on the 32qb? I am taking the new TT up to our permanent site in the mountains tomorrow morning and would like to dewinterize before our first trip this weekend. We will have city water hook up via well water. My understanding is that i should open both hot and cold low point valves and drain the pink stuff, then hook to water, turn both hot and cold handles on every sink, flush until clean and not bubbly, including outdoor shower and flush toilets. After that I can open the valve to the hot water tank and fill it up. I am thinking that since it was never used and had been winterized at the dealership the bypass valve should still be in the closed position. Where would i find said valve in my model? Also, I know you need to fill the water tank before turning it on. Should i use propane or electric to heat first? i have both options. Thanks for all your knowledge, really appreciate it since we are newbies to this.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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The low point drains stick out from underneath your tt, typically below your tank. Mine are below and a little over from my hot water heater. I don't usually open them when dewinterizing, just when I'm draining my tanks to winterize. I flush my system really well until no pink comes out of any tap. I also sanitize my fresh water tank with a bleach mixture (I do 1/2 cup bleach to full tank but you can do 1 cup bleach to full tank). I then let it sit overnight and drain the next day. I then fill and drain again to flush the bleach out. This is easiest done when able to hook to a full hook up site so you can dump your full grey tanks. I will also set my black tank up using the geo method.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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Look under your unit. You should see a red "hot", blue "cold", and a white "fresh water tank" drain. All three of mine are located close to the fresh water tank and water heater. The red and blue just drain the lines. I would also drain the hot water tank just in case there is pink stuff in there. Make sure bypass is turned off. General rule of thumb is if valve is "inline" with line it is on. If perpendicular or "cross" the line it is off. If not clear there are pictures posted if you do a search.
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Also, do make sure your water heater is full before turning heat on. As far as which electric or propane or both does not matter.
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and burp the hot water heater by opening a spigot in the kitchen and let all the air escape before you turn on the hot water heater.
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and burp the hot water heater by opening a spigot in the kitchen and let all the air escape before you turn on the hot water heater.
This...and I also burp it at the pressure relief valve. That way you know it is full.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:22 AM   #7
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Low point on my 32QB are right by the freshwater drain. Look underneath trailer by the kitchen and freshwater fill. Also, I burp with relief as well, and I run hot until it stops spattering before turning on heat.
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