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Old 09-08-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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This is my first question on the forum as I just joined up! We purchased a 2010 Cruiser CF31REP in May this year and are really enjoying the unit. Unfortunately we are getting close to that nasty winterizing time of the year again soon and have a question. My dealer is new to the CrossRoads brand as well, so I am putting the question out to you guys. There is a bypass kit for the hot water tank which is located under the kitchen cabinetry. I can see that it is a fairly nasty spot to get at. Looks like I will need to lie on my belly underneath to see the valves. Is there two valves to turn off or just one? I had a quick peek under there and and it looks like only one! My last trailer had two valves for the bypass and I want to make sure I am not missing anything. The last thing I want is a hot water tank full of anti-freeze!!! If anybody can help, that would be great! THX
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:58 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!...Someone will answer your question soon Im sure...Its almost still too hot to go camping down here, so we are waiting for cooler weather still...but I think there is only one valve on my 30sk...
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:42 AM   #3
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My Cruiser has 3 valves. One in the middle of the bypass loop, one to shut off water to the tank, and a third to allow the antifreeze into the system.
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Here is the instructions from my manual. I hope this helps.

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<LI>Level the unit for good system drainage.

<LI>Drain the waste water tanks.

<LI>Turn the water pump switch off.

<LI>Open all Faucets ( both hot and cold lines) and the water heater drain.

<LI>Open low point drains on the water lines.

<LI>Drain the fresh water tank.

<LI>When all lines are drained, close water tank valves, water heater drain, and low point drains on water lines.

<LI>Turn by-pass valves to vertical position by the water heater.

<LI>Insert the hose into a gallon of antifreeze solution. You will need two to three gallons.

<LI>Turn on the pump.

<LI>Allow antifreeze to flow out of the faucets into the p-traps of each fixture and then turn off the faucets. Don't forget the outside shower.</LI>

<LI>Flush the toilet.</LI>

<LI>Turn off the water pump</LI>
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info! That will help a lot! Dave
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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yes should be 2 valves and turn them vertical for winterization
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