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Old 10-27-2011, 10:53 AM   #61
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Geez, Dave. Very poor logic there, I am sorry to say. If you were to put the savings towards beer or wine, it would look a lot more enticing (at least to a sot like me).
LMAO!!
I guess I'll have to call a linearity foul on myself.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #62
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Hi: All...Doesn't matter which country you live in...beer money is hard to come by!!! Here in Ontario Can. a case of 24 is 30 bucks+. I can't afford to use Vodka to pump through the water lines either as a 1.75 Ltr. jug is 50 bucks + and its 60% water anyhow!!! Alf.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:34 PM   #63
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Thank You Jeftz, Escape Artist, gbagio, and Garand for Your Answers.
I hope I didn't forgot to mention someone.

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Old 10-30-2011, 09:51 AM   #64
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Hi: All...Well she's all winterized and tucked in for a "Long Winters Nap". Escaped the winter storm to the south east with a little rain/sleet mix. Soon the Store-All will be full of playmates for "Our Escape Hatch" and I will have to deal with my "Separation Anxiety". Alf
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:47 PM   #65
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Escape mounted the water heater at a slant so it empties very quickly and the low point drain does the rest. I only put some RV antifreeze in the Toilet tank and kitchen sink and some in the gray tank which keeps the seals in the waste valves lubed.
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Hi: All...Well she's all winterized and tucked in for a "Long Winters Nap". Escaped the winter storm to the south east with a little rain/sleet mix. Soon the Store-All will be full of playmates for "Our Escape Hatch" and I will have to deal with my "Separation Anxiety". Alf
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Alf, that's one of the saddest pictures I've ever seen : - (
You can see the frown on Escape Hatch's front end! Now's when you wished you lived in Texas (but not in the 100+ summer).
Not quite hibernation time here in Virginia, although we got our first snow flakes last Saturday....maybe after Thanksgiving So sad! My condolences Alf.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:14 PM   #67
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Method Two: Draining the Water Lines

Winterize your RV water system as follows:

1 Drain the fresh water tank by opening the drain valve on the tank.
2 Remove the threaded black plastic plug from water line located beside fresh water tank drain. (Low Point Drain)
3 First, hold the toilet flush valve open for approximately 5-10 seconds to allow water to drain. Open all other taps (including exterior shower) and leave open.
4 Drain the remaining water out of the water heater by removing the drain plug, (1-1/16 socket) which is accessed by opening the exterior water heater door.
5 Apply Teflon tape to the threads on water heater drain plug and re-install.
6 Remove the screened washer on the City Water Fill. Behind the washer is a white plastic one-way-valve. Using your finger, lightly push this valve in to allow a small amount of trapped water to drain out.
7 Once there is no more water draining from the low point drain or fresh water tank, switch on the 12V water pump and run for approx 10 seconds. This will clear any water in the pump head out.
8 Re-install low point drain plug.
9 Pour 2 liters of RV anti-freeze into the toilet holding tank. Pour 1 liter down the kitchen sink drain, and pour 1 liter down the shower drain.

Never turn water heater on until it is filled with water


Preparing your RV for use in the spring:
Flush fresh water tank and water lines thoroughly before using.
If you used Method 1 to winterize, turn the bypass valves to the normal position (see diagram on previous page)
Prior to operating the water heater, confirm it is full of water by briefly opening the relief valve. There should be no air present.


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In metod two I have a question:
In an Escape 15B 2011 wich one is the 1-1/16" socket for the drain plug of the water heater?
I have one pic, If anyone can help Me with this one will be much appreciated.

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Old 11-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #68
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Look dead center at the bottom of the pic.

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Re: How To Winterize a Trailer

BTW, I found when I was re-installing the anode that my socket was too deep to allow me to easily position the anode. I drop two or three 'loonies' into the socket to take up the excess depth. In the US, maybe 50 cent pieces? Or washers.

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Reading this reminded me to post my suggestion for anyone else with the electric element option on the water heater. Besides turning off the switch on the heater itself, I trip the circuit breaker for the water heater. I figure this way I will have to be having a double stupid day to turn on the electric element before filling the heater with water. But I wouldn't put it past myself to still forget.....

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