Jayco Alante 2023 After draining the system User Manual

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Jayco Alante 2023 After draining the system User Manual

After draining the system

  1. Water heater power should still be OFF (both electric and LP Gas on standard storage water heater). Single switch is inside the RV for the tankless water heater.
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  2. Put the vinegar solution into the fresh water tank and set the valves to the SANITIZE setting.
  3. Attach a hose to the city water fill inlet. Put the other end of the hose in a container with the vinegar solution. Turn the pump ON. The solution will be drawn into the fresh water tank (the water heater will be bypassed automatically). When the container is empty, turn pump OFF, and disconnect hose from utility panel. To aid in siphoning, place the container approximately (2) feet off the ground. The drain valves must be closed.
  4. Fill the fresh water tank full of clean (potable) water. Use water from either a pressurized source or siphon fill from a container.
  5. Run water through all faucets (hot and cold, including outside shower) until chlorine smell is gone. Set the valves to the DRY CAMPING setting. Turn the pump ON to send water through the lines.
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  6. Close all faucets including the outside shower. Turn the pump OFF.
  7. Drain the system again, but do not drain the water heater (the water heater’s power is still OFF).
  8. Close low-point drains and fresh water tank drains.
  9. Refill the fresh water tank with clean potable water.
  10. Open faucets and check that the chlorine taste is gone.
  11. Drain the system one more time.
  12. Remove the clear tube and replace the cartridge filter (if so equipped), or remove the full system canister, insert the filter, and reattach the canister to the mount.
  13. Refill the freshwater system with clean water. Water heater power can be restored (storage-type water heater must be full of water).

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If the recreation vehicle is going to be stored in a non-temperature controlled environment with a risk of temperatures reaching 32°F (0°C) or lower, the plumbing system must be winterized with RV antifreeze. Repairs due to freezing are not covered under the terms of the Limited Warranty.

Preparing your recreation vehicle for colder weather or storage is very important for most states and Canada. Failure to prepare your RV may cause water supply lines and the water heater to freeze. The RV should be winterized at the end of the camping season or when it will be exposed to temperatures that will fall at or below 32°F (0°C). Repairs due to freezing are not covered by warranty.
If you chose to perform the winterization process yourself, read and understand the following information before starting. Contact customer service or your dealer for questions about this process. It may be easier to winterize the RV with another person to assist you.

The winterization process may vary slightly due to different plumbing configurations between models.

  • Appliances must be winterized. Refer to the manufacturer’s manual for possible additional information or contact Customer Service for assistance.
  • NOTE:
    The water heater must be drained to prevent damage from freezing. Do not drain the water heater while it is hot or under pressure! The water heater MUST BE BYPASSED DURING THE WINTERIZATION PRO-CESS when introducing RV antifreeze into the plumbing system. Antifreeze should be kept out of the water heater.
  • A tankless type water heater requires antifreeze in the water heater lines. Do NOT bypass tankless water heater lines.
  • NOTE:
    The preferred method to winterize your recreation vehicle is by using RV antifreeze in the plumbing system. It may be easier to winterize the RV with another person to assist you.

Winterize with Antifreeze Method

Automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol) and windshield washer antifreeze (methanol) are poisonous. Never use these products in your fresh water system. These products are harmful and may be fatal if swallowed. Use only RV antifreeze.

This method requires non-toxic RV antifreeze in the water lines and does not require any special tools. Use ONLY RV ANTIFREEZE in your freshwater system for freeze protection. No other product or commodity should be used. Antifreeze should never enter the water heater, RV water filter, refrigerator, refrigerator water filter, or freshwater tank.

  1.  Turn the water heater power OFF (both electric and LP gas switches inside the RV for storage type water heater). THE WATER HEATER SHOULD NEVER BE DRAINED WHEN HOT OR UNDER PRESSURE.
  2. Level the RV and drain the freshwater plumbing system. Refer to Draining the Fresh Water System.
  3. A water heater should be emptied after draining the plumbing system.
  4. If your motor home has a standard storage-type water heater you must remove the drain plug to drain the water heater (Fig 1).
  5. Water Filter preparation:
    • Full System Canister water filter (if so equipped): Remove the canister, take the filter out of the canister, then reattach the empty canister.
    • Bypass the cartridge water filter (if so equipped): Use the clear plastic tube (supplied with RV) to bypass the water filter.
  6. Make sure the fresh water tank drain and low point drains are closed. This includes the refrigerator/washer low point drains (if so equipped).
  7. Set the water valves to WINTERIZE setting and connect a hose to the City Water Inlet. Insert the other end of the hose into a container of RV antifreeze. Turn the pump ON with the pump switch. Antifreeze will be drawn into the water lines and fixtures (the pump only runs when a faucet or fixture is open).Jayco Alante 2023 After draining the system User Manual 03NOTE:
    When set to WINTERIZE: antifreeze will not enter the water heater or the fresh water tank. There are no dedicated water heater bypass valves.
  8. Open the hot water line faucets (kitchen/bath sinks, shower, and outside shower (if equipped) until RV antifreeze begins to flow continuously.
  9. Close the hot water line faucets and repeat with the cold water line faucets (kitchen/bath sinks, shower, and outside shower). Flush the toilet several times until you see antifreeze in the bowl.
    When you are finished adding RV antifreeze
  10. Turn the water pump OFF with the switch on the utility center panel.
  11. Colored valves should remain in the WINTERIZE positions.
  12. Remove the hose and container from the City Water Fill inlet. Put the cap back on the City Water Fill inlet. Leave the valves in WINTERIZE position.
  13. Pour 1 cup of RV antifreeze into any/all drain P traps (sinks and bathtub).
  14. Wipe any RV antifreeze out of the sinks, shower (or tub), toilet, washing machine tub, and dishwasher tub with a soft, dry cloth.

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