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Old 11-19-2015, 10:49 AM   #1
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1st trip only minor problems, time to winterize until next year, Owners manual is not very good for this unit. Is there something else to use?
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:56 AM   #2
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There a very good informative youtube 101 RV information on winterizing. This is the first year of ownership for our motorhome as well , we are having it done at Camping world in Berkley 129.00 I believe worth it. They will warranty it for any winter damage to the lines etc. Good Luck. Love our 27k so much!
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:31 PM   #3
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Just wanted to say welcome to the forum! We have a 2016 Hurricane 27K (your twin!) and are new to the RV lifestyle. This is a great place to get good info and lots of different opinions on many many things!

Enjoy your new RV!

Eileen in AZ
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:27 PM   #4
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1st trip only minor problems, time to winterize until next year, Owners manual is not very good for this unit. Is there something else to use?
Rick
One resource3 that you may try is to contact your dealer. We have RV dealers here that offer free seminars on winterizing RVs. Now, they have an ulterior motive in that they hope folks will raid the parts department for buying antifreeze and other supplies right after the seminars.

We also have a dealer that around November offers a 99.00 winterization special and they also provide the guarantee nothing freezes or they pay for the repair. I would use them but generally my coach doesn't come out of service for the year until late January.
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:33 PM   #5
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I just bought this unit, and am trying to dewinterize it. I can't find the bypass valve for the hot water tank?! Or the tank itself. Does the slide out have to be out to access this?
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Old 04-28-2021, 05:12 PM   #6
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I just bought this unit, and am trying to dewinterize it. I can't find the bypass valve for the hot water tank?! Or the tank itself. Does the slide out have to be out to access this?
In the bedroom below the rear wardrobe is a removable panel for access to the FW tank drain. Remove the drawers to the right under the vanity and there is an access panel held in by two screws (maybe 4 if they were generous the day they built your coach). You can see the back of the water heater and the furnace among other things that can be accessed through that panel.
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:28 PM   #7
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Yes the slide has to be out. As Ted said, you have to remove the bottom drawer to find the access panel and reach the valves. There are little plastic releases in the drawer tracks (one on each side) that allow you to pull the drawer out. They have to be pushed up or down,(I can't remember which) when pulling the drawer out.



To make removing and replacing the panel a little easier, I replaced the screws with old style screen window latches to hold the panel in place that just twist out of the way to remove or replace the panel.



I wish they had given us a way to reach these valves from the outside.
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