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Old 05-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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I have a 2012 Denali 311BH. Does anyone know how to dewinterize the unit. ie where the water pump is and how to get to it?

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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Re: dewinterizing

My dewinterizing consisted of draining the lines to the street, filling the fresh water tank and flushing the system. I didn't notice any issues with the taste of the potable anti-freeze. I also didn't do the shock chlorination step as I brought drinking water along for my first trip and only used the RV water for toilet, showering and washing dishes. I do know of someone who did the shock chlorination step and had to dechlor because the taste was unbearable. The other thing is that it doesn't look like mine even had been winterized (or maybe they dewinterized before they turned it over to me) because the hot water tank valves were not in by-pass mode. By the way, those valves and the pump are behind the access panel below the oven. Regardless, the whole dewinterizing thing turned out to be a non-event.

For winterizing next year, I don't plan to use ani-freeze but rather, I think I will just blow out the lines with air (unless someone convinces me that is not a good idea).

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Old 05-15-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Re: dewinterizing

Our dealer is only 20 minutes from our house, so I take the easy route: they winterize ($$) & dewinterize it (free) for me. That way, if anything goes wrong it's their fault and not mine. ;-hap I get any little things that need taking care of fixed when it's winterized and the roof inspected every spring when they dewinterize. For the little bit of $$ it's a good piece of mind...
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