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  • #61
    Originally posted by Scott'n'Wendy View Post
    Glad this thread is here. This will be the first time winterizing a trailer with anti-freeze. Since '93 I have always blown out the lines with air. But since my selling dealer and several knowledgeable people on this site seem to think it is a bit risky on these trailers, I'll go the anti-freeze route this year.
    One question. Is one gallon enough?
    I use one of these. Holds 5 gallons.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Keeps things dry and tidy. For my 297rsts, I just lay it in the front storage area and syphin from there. Any unused can just stay right in the container.

    Terry
    Terry and Patty (Dogs-Sophie and Tessa)
    2020 Reflection 297RSTS - bought Oct 2019
    2021 F350 crew cab, SRW, 6.7L diesel, 14K equal-i-zer hitch

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    • #62
      Good discussion about connecting to the black tank flush. At our campground, each site has a separate non-potable water spigot (painted red with a sign). So I use a black garden hose connected to the black tank flush, along with a shut off valve on the end of the hose, along with the red faucet shut-off. Saves using potable water for flushing. Since we’re parked permanently now, it eliminates connecting and reconnecting the white hose for flushing. With our previous TT at other campgrounds I used the separate black hose connected at the spigot with a “Y” that has a shut-off on each leg; flush leg only turned on when flushing. When done flushing, shut off the black hose first at the spigot; then shut off the valve at the end of the hose. No danger of drain back from the tank flush, & does not cut off water supply to the DW or get any air into the system from disconnecting & reconnecting the white hose for flushing. Although, using quick-disconnects would make using only one hose pretty easy.

      Doug
      Doug & Barb
      2020 Solitude 377MBS-R
      2013 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew SB, 2WD, 3.5 EB, Stock Suspension & Michelin Tires
      No, we don’t pull the Solitude, it’s permanently parked on our campsite in SW Fla.
      Previous: Keystone Premier 31BHPR w/Equalizer 1200 WD Hitch

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      • #63
        SolitudeAtLast

        Doug

        Did you mean to post the previous post here? This is the "Winterizing" thread.

        Brian
        Brian & Michelle
        2018 Reflection 29RS Oct.2017 build date, EMS-HW50C , Lippert Remote
        2015 Chevy 3500HD CC LB Duramax , Reese Elite 18K

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        • #64
          Thanks Brian and Terry,
          I'll pick up more than one gallon.
          2018 Dodge 3500 6.7 Cummins w Aisin and 9 cup holders
          2021 Reflection 303RLS, Haloview RD7, Strong-arms, Micro-Air364

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          • #65
            Country Campers Post #42 and a few others following it delved into black tank flush connections, and avoiding potential cross contamination of city water supply hose, so I weighed in on that. Evidently other posts returned to winterizing and my post shows up disconnected from #42. Feel free to delete it or move it to a new topic. Sorry for the confusion.

            Doug
            Doug & Barb
            2020 Solitude 377MBS-R
            2013 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew SB, 2WD, 3.5 EB, Stock Suspension & Michelin Tires
            No, we don’t pull the Solitude, it’s permanently parked on our campsite in SW Fla.
            Previous: Keystone Premier 31BHPR w/Equalizer 1200 WD Hitch

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            • #66
              Winterizing with the Nautilus panel and Furrion tankless water heater - I've read the GD owner's manual, some forum posts and watched GD's videos on winterizing. Two things I'm unclear on - to get anti-freeze pumped through the tankless water heater (which Furrion says to do) it looks like you put the Nautilus settings to City Water and NOT to the Winterize settings before running the pump to draw in the anti-freeze. Correct? And I'll need to leave the sewer line connected so that I can dump the residual water that will enter the three holding tanks during the anti-freeze process. Correct? It seems pretty straight forward but most of the literature and web info is based upon bypassing a tanked hot water heater system. Thanks!
              Mike and Rebecca
              2022 Reflection 150 260RD
              2001 Chev 2500 HD 8.1 liter 4x4

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Mike & Rebecca View Post
                Winterizing with the Nautilus panel and Furrion tankless water heater - I've read the GD owner's manual, some forum posts and watched GD's videos on winterizing. Two things I'm unclear on - to get anti-freeze pumped through the tankless water heater (which Furrion says to do) it looks like you put the Nautilus settings to City Water and NOT to the Winterize settings before running the pump to draw in the anti-freeze. Correct? And I'll need to leave the sewer line connected so that I can dump the residual water that will enter the three holding tanks during the anti-freeze process. Correct? It seems pretty straight forward but most of the literature and web info is based upon bypassing a tanked hot water heater system. Thanks!
                I try to drain as much water as I can before pumping in the antifreeze. Also remember that there is a drain on the tankless water heater that will hold water, drain this before and also after filling with antifreeze to get antifreeze into the drain.

                Brian
                Brian & Michelle
                2018 Reflection 29RS Oct.2017 build date, EMS-HW50C , Lippert Remote
                2015 Chevy 3500HD CC LB Duramax , Reese Elite 18K

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                • #68
                  Thanks s ! How about the Nautilus setting to draw the anti freeze through the tankless water heater? I think it's supposed to be set to City Water.
                  Mike and Rebecca
                  2022 Reflection 150 260RD
                  2001 Chev 2500 HD 8.1 liter 4x4

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                  • #69
                    Set the valves to winterize, except do NOT set the valve to bypass water heater. This will allow the pump to draw in antifreeze and deliver to the water system including the tankless water heater.
                    Ted
                    2021 Reflection 310RLS
                    2020 F350 PS,CC,LB,SRW

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by TedS View Post
                      Set the valves to winterize, except do NOT set the valve to bypass water heater. This will allow the pump to draw in antifreeze and deliver to the water system including the tankless water heater.
                      I see the picture on how to set it to winterize, but what lever needs to be different and in what position, to not bypass the water heater?
                      Mike and Rebecca
                      2022 Reflection 150 260RD
                      2001 Chev 2500 HD 8.1 liter 4x4

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Mike & Rebecca View Post

                        I see the picture on how to set it to winterize, but what lever needs to be different and in what position, to not bypass the water heater?
                        Mike,
                        If you have a Nautilus panel as shown in the YouTube video I reviewed, don't turn the red lever horizontal (which bypasses the hot water heater) leave it vertical as shown.

                        Howard

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by howson View Post

                          Mike,
                          If you have a Nautilus panel as shown in the YouTube video I reviewed, don't turn the red lever horizontal (which bypasses the hot water heater) leave it vertical as shown.

                          Howard

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                          I think that did the trick! And it makes sense after I examined the position of the hot water heater lever for the other settings. Confirmed by pulling the hot water heater drain plug and got pink antifreeze. Fortunately I didn't have my face too close - I forgot to deoressurize first amd got a nice spray. 😁
                          Mike and Rebecca
                          2022 Reflection 150 260RD
                          2001 Chev 2500 HD 8.1 liter 4x4

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                          • #73
                            FWIW, the valve functions from the Nautilus P1 manual.

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                            Ted
                            2021 Reflection 310RLS
                            2020 F350 PS,CC,LB,SRW

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