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Old 02-25-2019, 07:26 PM   #1
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I just bought a 2008 Hi-Lo 1507T and need to dewinterize it. How do I do this? (I'm a newbie. This is my first trailer)
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I just bought a 2008 Hi-Lo 1507T and need to dewinterize it. How do I do this? (I'm a newbie. This is my first trailer)
Go to the top of the page and type "anti-freeze." You will find numerous responses on winterizing your Hi-Lo.
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Run fresh water through the system....both city water (through your water hose connected to water inlet on RV), and water storage tank and the 12 volt water pump that pumps water out of that tank (assuming anti-freeze was put into this tank). I usually throw a cup of household bleach into my water tank with about 5 gallons of water for our first trip of the season so the solution will sanitize the tank and remainder of the water system by pumping all that water out of the tank once we set up at camp. Rinse a couple of times with more fresh water.

Check the water heater. Were the by-pass valves turned 90 degrees as part of the winterization process? If so, they need to be returned to the position that allows water in/out of the hot water tank.

Run water out of all the water outlets....kitchen faucet, shower, bathroom faucet, and toilet. Run water through until the pink anti-freeze and smell of bleach is washed out.

I'm assuming your RV was winterized when you bought it. So, you'll probably do the winterizing next fall.

Looks like you might live around Dallas, consider attending this weekend's RV Boot Camp, in Grand Prairie, TX.

Here's the curriculum: https://www.escapees.com/education/rvers-boot-camp/

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Old 02-26-2019, 09:18 AM   #4
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Here is a link to Youtube videos:https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...travel+trailer

Remember to have the water heater filled before lighting it, especially if using electric mode unless you want to replace the heating element.
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where is the hot water heater on my rv?
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If you can't find the water heater, you really need to take that RV bootcamp mentioned in post #3 above. Towing and operating an RV involves risk to yourself and others. If you can't take a weekend class, find an RV mentor in your area, or ask on this forum if there are any Hi-Lo owners in your area. RV'ers are a friendly lot and you'll find help.

On to your question. There are usually 3 propane-powered devices in an RV. 1. The stove/oven combo. You know where this one is. The other 2 are: 1. The RV 'space' heater that heats the interior of the RV. The 2nd is the water heater. Both of these two will generally be located on the floor level of the RV. With the top of your Hi-Lo in the up position, walk around the RV and look for 2 slotted or vented panels on the bottom of the exterior walls. (There will usually be a 3rd cover behind your refrigerator, but you know that one). When you locate those covers, open them up and see what you see. You should be able to figure out which is covering the space heater and which is covering the water heater by looking inside those corresponding spots to see what's inside. On my RV, the by-pass valves on the water heater are not accessed through the vented exterior door, but from another door on the side of the water heater.

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where is the hot water heater on my rv?
In my 2006 HiLo classic the hot water tank is located under the dinette bench seat on the street side. The bypass valves are there as well as the water pump.
Outside the trailer is a non-slotted door.
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