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Old 10-19-2014, 10:31 PM   #1
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New to Winterization

We just bought a sunset trail super lite 33ft. I think I need help winterizing.
-Does anyone know where the water pump is? I think I understand turning it to bypass.
-I have 3 hoses hanging from the underside of the trailer by the water heater: a blue hose, another blue hose and a red hose. Does anyone know what these are for? Our underside is totally encased except these hoses.

Any more advice would be great...running out of time in the cold north!
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:46 PM   #2
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The hoses hanging down are your low point drains for your tanks/lines. Blue is cold, red is hot. Do not drain these with the water pump turned on as it can burn your water pump out. The water pump is usually by the hot water heater. Locate your outside hot water heater access panel. Inside at about the same location should be a screwed on panel. In there usually resides the hot water heater and the water pump. Turn the valves on the water heater to bypass the heater and then go outside and remove your drain cap to empty your hot water heater (relieve the pressure using the overflow valve first and don't do any of this if the water is hot or you could scald yourself). Go back inside and put your hose into the bottle of pink rv antifreeze. The other end of that hose will attach to the water system near the pump. Turn on water pump and open lines one at a time until pink stuff thru every faucet (hot and cold). Don't forget outside shower/kitchen if you have them and the toilet lines. I also dump a little into the black and grey tanks. Run the faucets enough to get a little pink stuff in the p traps too.

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Old 10-19-2014, 11:01 PM   #3
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Here's a link on how to winterize.

Hope it helps.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:24 PM   #4
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Thanks so much, that's a big help!
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:05 AM   #5
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Looks like a good list of steps to follow. thanks Mark
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:38 AM   #6
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If you know someone that has done winterizing before , try to ask them to help. Just incase you forget something.
I am going to a neighbors today to show him how to do it , he is leary about doing it himself the first time.

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