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Old 03-22-2011, 01:37 AM   #1
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Help! We plan on taking our Zinger 26BH out this weekend for it's maiden voyage/shakedown cruise and of course one of the main things to do is de-winterize. In my panic to do research on how to successfully dewinterize I've read somethreads that mention opening low point drains...What are those and where are they located? Do I have to open them to drain the pink stuff? I figured I would just load up on fresh water, flush everything into the grey tank, dump that and be done... Am I a naive, uninformedrookie? I tell you what, I don't recall being this nervous and unsure of myself when my first child was born!!! LOL





EDIT: One other thing, looking at the forecast for the weekend and the few days after shows nighttime temps in the mid to high 20s to low 30s. Am I de-winterizing too soon?Edited by: stl_tl
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:20 AM   #2
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Your low point drains should be up underneath the trailer. There should be two pieces of tubing with either caps and/or drain valves on them. (you will also see one by itself for the fresh water tank drain) I would definitely open up the low point drains to make sure the pink stuff is all flushed out. You should probably sanitize the water system while you are at it.



As far as the freezing temps, I am going to be de-winterizing next weekend for an upcoming hunting trip.(not thatI'm excited to go or anything) After the trip I will drain the fresh water tank, water heater and blow out my lines to get as much water out as possible, and if it looks like we are going to see any more freezing temps I will run my furnace on the lowest temp setting overnight on the cold nights.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:49 AM   #3
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I don't know exactly where your LP drains are, but here is a couple pics of mine. Maybe this will help you locate them if you can see what they look like.

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This a pic of the water hook up area. The 2 plastic lines with the 1/4 turn valves are the low point drain valves. They go thru the floor and this what they look like under the trailer.
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They are the 2 small plastic lines you can see sticking thru.


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STL--what you said would work, however it would take a considerable amount of time. You would be better off finding the low point drains, (There is one for the cold side and one for the hot side, they will be located next to each other), Open those, have a bucket near by and let them drain into the bucket, if possible blow compressed air into the system thru the fresh water inlet port to push out even more antifreeze. Put low point drain caps back on then hook up a water hose and flush every facuet out, then remove hose and drain the low point drains again. Put the caps back on, open the bypass on the water heater, connect the hose back up and you areready to go.



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Old 03-22-2011, 06:05 AM   #5
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Mine on my TT in my siganture were in the panel where the hot water heater is, way back by the outside wall. Hard to get to to turn for sure, so mine were by my water heater.
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On my Zinger they were located on the bottom of the unit near the wheels. you had to unscrew the caps to let it drain

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Old 03-22-2011, 07:50 AM   #7
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on my zinger they are on the right side underneath the trailer below where the water heater drains are. Look for 2 little whit caps extending down.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:53 AM   #8
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Thanks to all that have replied so far. Stopped by the storage lot after work and climbed underneath but only saw one thing that might be a LPD but I'm not sure. Should there be more than one? Here's a couple of pix. Sorry about the quality. Also, should there be a cap of some sort on it?? Looking at the second pic It looks like it's black inside of something!




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Old 03-22-2011, 11:01 AM   #9
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Flyone, are you saying that I should do that (drain via the low point drains) instead of the way I mentioned? Will that alone drain all of the anti freeze?



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That looks like one of them, that cap unscrews and the water drains out there shoud be two more there somewhere

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On my Cruiser CT31RL, they are located under where the outside shower is. I have to remove the bottom drawer in the closet within the bedroom to access the valves to drain the lines.

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STL--you dont have to but I would. It will save you a little time but most of all save you from yourwater tasting funny for a little while. The pic you posted looks like the drain for the fresh water tank. It should have a cap that would close it off. The low point drains would look just like that but there would be two of them together. One on the coldwater line and one on the hotwater line. They actually drain the pipes, the one in the picture drains the fresh water holding tank (at least that what it appears to be). When in use they all need to be capped.



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