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Old 11-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Has anyone had trouble as not having any low level drains? Went
to winterize mine today and wanted to drain all the water out of the hot &
cold water lines and could not find any drains underneath. <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />

I had a fresh water tank drain and an overflow tube that
when you fill your fresh water tank it can create a siphon and drain a lot of
your water back out but no other drains.

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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On my RL, they are underneath, directly belowthe connection center. If you look in the water filter access door in the basement, you should be able to see them (hot, cold) exiting the floor.


Redwood has a fix for the siphon problem, It involves running a flex hose from theoriginal overflow outlet on the water tank, back up through the floor into the basement (behind the connection center), then back down through the belly-pan (creating a loop large enough to break the siphon). Contact Tech Support or have your dealer call them.

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
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On our 13 RL there are no hot and cold water drains, just the fresh water. No overflow either. Not sure where the over flow tube is. There is only the one hose coming through the belly pan.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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Mine actually has two. The one towardthe front with the blue PEX hose and valve is the fresh water drain. The one towardthe rear with blue PEX hose is the fresh water tank overflow. Perhaps yours might be somewhere else - as they were redesigning to prevent the siphoning issue.

The low-point drains on mine are outboard of the frame rail - so they are not covered by the bellypan.Edited by: 5th_Time
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Anyone found a diverter for water filter? Makes sense to use it during winterization.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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Anyone found a diverter for water filter? Makes sense to use it during winterization.
It's not a big of deal.....I just winterized mine yesterday. I removed the filter and dumped the water out it (make sure your pump is off) and then started my winterizing. I ended up using about 5.5 gallons including doing the washing machine which I wasted a lot of antifreeze in and the ice-maker.

Take special note not to walk away from the washing machine to fetch a hot cup of coffee while it's filling with antifreeze. Dumb...very dumb on my part
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:29 AM   #7
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You want to remove the filter when winterizing (made that mistake once). Run pink through everything or you may be surprised in the spring when you re-energize.
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Great, thanks everyone.
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Just head South then you don't need pink stuff
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I found it easiest to dump all the antifreeze into a 5gal water bottle (the type for spring water). Then, you can winterized without that stop/start which puts air in the lines. If you have washer, dishwasher & ice maker, it'll use 6 gals so add 6th gal before the 5gal bottle gets too low.
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