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Old 11-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default How do I winterize, Help Please!

I am winterizing our Newell Classic for the first time.

I am wondering how do you deal with the water heater?

Specifically the small section of water line between the Bypass valves & the water heater?

I have drained the water heater, dumped all tanks, pumped RV Anti freeze through all lines & fixtures.

Filled all traps and dumped 1/2 a gallon in each of the black & water tanks.

But there is still a small section of water line between the by pass valves and the water heater filled with fresh water.
How do I get that out ?

Does everyone put the plug back in and run anti freeze thru the water heater?!


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Old 11-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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Don't forget the clothes washer if you have one. Need to run a short cycle with pink stuff in the tub to get that in the pump and lines.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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That section of tubing should have pretty much drained when the Water Heater was drained, but if you are concerned, you could open the by-pass valves (with no water pressure). This should allow some of the antifreeze to push out most of the water or at least mix with it. If still concerned, pressurize your water system with 30-40 lbs of air with a compressor and then open the by-pass valves.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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In my opinion, the best way to winterize is by blowing out the lines with air.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:24 AM   #5
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I agree with the Gringo.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:15 AM   #7
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Here is a good list for winterizing. HELPFUL TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR MOTORHOME > RV Daily Report |
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #8
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Looks like good advice. One exception is a lesson I learned a few years back when I had the oil changed before layup. 3 months later I went from Fl and back. It was the first time I had used any oil in the series 60. When I asked my service center what could have caused it they told me that oil, sitting idle for a length of time can lose its viscosity, which allows it to burn off easier. From then on I wait til spring for servicing the engine and haven't had any usage since.

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