Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 After draining the system User Manual
After draining the system
- For a tank-type (storage) water heater, the power should still be OFF (both electric and LP Gas switches). The water heater must be BYPASSED.
- Put the vinegar solution into the freshwater tank.
Set the colored valves to the SANITIZE setting.
- Green valve points left
- Blue valve points down
- Attach a short hose to the SANITIZE/WINTERIZE inlet. Put the other end of the hose in a container with the vinegar solution. Do NOT use your fresh water hose. Turn the water pump ON. The solution will be drawn into the freshwater tank 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.
- Fill the fresh water tank full of clean (potable) water. Use water either from a pressurized source or from a container.
- Set the valves to the DRY CAMPING setting. Turn the pump ON to send water through the lines. Run water through all faucets (hot and cold, including outside shower and outside kitchen if applicable) until the chlorine smell is gone.
- Close all faucets including the outside shower and an outside kitchen (if applicable). Turn the pump OFF.
- Drain the system again, but do not drain the water heater (water heater power still OFF and the water heater is bypassed).
- Close low-point drains and fresh water tank drains.
- Refill the fresh water tank with clean potable water. Use the CITY WATER inlet or SANITIZE/WINTERIZE inlet depending on which fill method you use.
- Open faucets and check that the chlorine smell is gone.
- Drain the system one more time.
- Replace the water filter:
- Canister filter: Turn off the water valves at the canister filter. Remove the canister lid, put the filter back into the canister, and replace the canister lid. Turn the water valves back on.
- Cartridge filter: Remove the clear plastic bypass tube and replace the water filter cartridge.
- Reset the water heater bypass valve to NORMAL.
- Refill the water tank using one of two methods from Step 18 previously. All drain valves should be turned OFF.
- After filling the water tank, set the valves to either DRY CAMPING (which uses the water pump) or CITY WATER (which uses pressurized water) to send water through the plumbing system.
Winterizing the Plumbing System
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 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 Towable Limited Warranty. If you choose to perform the winterization process yourself, read and understand the following information before starting. It may be easier to winterize the RV with the aid of a second person.
- NOTE: The winterization process may vary slightly due to different plumb-ing configurations between models.
Appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher or clothes washer) must be winterized. Refer to the appliance owner’s manual for additional information or contact your Dealer or Customer Service for assistance. The water heater must be drained to prevent damage from freezing. There is a separate water heater bypass valve at the utility center.
DO NOT DRAIN THE WATER HEATER WHILE IT IS HOT OR UNDER PRESSURE! Antifreeze should be kept out of the tank (storage) water heater.
- NOTE: The preferred method to winterize your recreation vehicle is by using RV antifreeze in the plumbing system.
Winterize with ANTIFREEZE METHOD
Automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol) and windshield washer antifreeze (methanol) are poisonous. Never use these products in your freshwater system. These products are harmful and may be fatal if swallowed. 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.
- Turn the water heater power OFF. The Gas and Electric switches inside the RV at the Command Center should be OFF. The water heater should never be drained when HOT or under pressure.
- Level the RV and drain the freshwater plumbing system. Refer to Draining the Fresh Water System.
- A water heater should be emptied after draining the plumbing system. The water heater bypass valve should be set to BYPASS.
- Remove water filter:
- Cartridge Style: Replace the filter with the bypass tube supplied with the RV.
- Canister Style: Remove the lid, remove the filter, and replace the lid.
- Make sure the “fresh water tank drain” and “low point drains” are closed. This includes the refrigerator/washer low point drains (if so equipped).
- Set the colored valves to WINTERIZE setting:
- Green handle points left
- Blue handle points right
- The water heater bypass valve should be set to BYPASS. The red lever should be pointing up.
- Attach a short hose to the SANITIZE/WINTERIZE inlet. Place the other end of the hose in a container of antifreeze. Do NOT use your fresh water hose for winterizing.
- Turn the water pump ON with the pump switch on the utility center panel (LED indicator light will be lit if the pump has power). Antifreeze will be drawn into the water lines when a fixture in the RV is opened. To aid in siphoning, place the container approximately (2) feet off the ground. The drain valves must be closed.
- Open the hot water faucets one at a time (kitchen/bath sinks, shower, outside shower, and an outside kitchen (if equipped) until RV antifreeze begins to flow continuously. Then close each faucet. Repeat with all the cold water line faucets (kitchen/bath sinks, shower, outside shower, and an outside kitchen (if equipped). Flush the toilet several times until you see antifreeze in the bowl,
When you are finished adding RV antifreeze:
- Turn the water pump OFF with the switch on the utility center panel.
- Remove the hose and container from the SANITIZE/WINTERIZE inlet. Put the cap back on the inlet. Leave the colored valves in WINTERIZE position.
- The water heater bypass valve should remain in the BYPASS position.
- Pour 1 cup of RV antifreeze into any/all drain P traps (sinks and bathtub).
- Wipe any RV antifreeze out of the sinks, shower (or tub), toilet, washing machine tub, and dishwasher tub with a soft, dry cloth.
Contact your dealer if you require further assistance.
Water can accumulate in the flexible hose and dump connector of the macerator system. When winterizing the RV, antifreeze must be added to the macerator system.
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