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Old 04-22-2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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My family and I bought our first Rv last year; Slingshot.

I had the dealership winterize and now I am wanting to de-winterize. I hooked up the water and ran through the sink and tub now I just need to figure out how to fill hot water tank and drain. I have read a researched but cant figure out.

I would appreciate anyone helping me understand how to drain and then refill my hot water tank.




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Old 04-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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You really dont have to do much to "de-winterize" your camper. You can open ur hot water tank relief valve to drain it at the unit its self but for the most part, from my understanding, filling your tanks and then draining them should have taken care of everything.

If im wrong please let me know so i can correct my actions
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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If the dealer winterized the unit, they should have turned the H/W bypass valves so antifreeze does not fill the tank. You need to turn them back to the normal position in order to fill the tank with water and use it.



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Old 04-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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thanks for the replies. I am really new at this and cant figure out how to flush the hot water tank or fill for that matter. I am thinking I need to open a valve to let water flow back into tank?
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In the past, the valves (there are two) are located next to the tank. Not exactly sure where they are on the newer models.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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The valves on my 2011 29BH are located under the bunk. It was a bit of a head-scratcher for my first time out last year!Edited by: scottw
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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There are generally (never seen otherwise) two valves and they are next to the water tank. One is to stop water from coming into the tank, the other is to re-direct water from the supply line into the hot water piping system without it coming from the tank. You need to actuate both. Then, your supply line water will fill the tank automatically. You should mark those valves so you know which position does what. Just be careful not to turn on your electric water heater if your tank is empty.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:13 AM   #8
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Take a look at this topic under "Winterizing", it has a lot of information on water heaters and the basics on draining, etc.

http://www.crossroadsrv.com/forum/fo...s.asp?TID=3931
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:31 AM   #9
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thanks to everyone for your help! I was able to successfully de-winterize my slingshot...and without incident!



I appreciate it!
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