2013 [email protected] winterizing

Can someone explain the best way to winterize a 2013 [email protected]? Thank you.

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  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 2,986Moderator
    @Terri, do you have the Alde?  Wetbath?  Here is a thread with a PDF that I posted.  Also, look under the “Category” section in the left column of the Home page for an area called “User Manuals” and there are more helpful files there, too.


    https://tab-rv.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/7845/winterizing-your-320-tab-plumbing


    Sharon
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

  • TerriTerri Posts: 7Member
    Hello, and thank you for responding. I do not have the Alde. I have a shower, a sink in the bathroom, toilet, small hot water tank, refrigerator, and a kitchen sink. It is a 2013 TAB Little Guy 16S Wet Bath
  • jgram2jgram2 Posts: 1,100Member
    @Terri I’m curious, where’s the boiler for the hot water?
    John, Judi, Guinness & OD in PDX
    [email protected]@t 2015 S Max Outback, ‘06 V8 4Runner 


  • TerriTerri Posts: 7Member

    The hot water tank is under the kitchen sink.
  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 2,986Moderator
    @Marceline, you have a 2013.  Does it have a hot water tank?
    Sharon
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

  • MarcelineMarceline Posts: 337Member
    @Marceline, you have a 2013.  Does it have a hot water tank?
    Yes I have hot water. It is a 110v water heater that only runs on shore power. It’s located under my front bench. But I’ve never had to winterize so I don’t have any advice.  I think @AldebaranJill (also 2013) has a propane heater. 
    San Francisco Bay Area
    2013 CS-S [email protected]
    Battered but trusty 3.5l V6 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 2,986Moderator
    Terri, what is the name of the brand of hot water tank and how does it heat - electric?  Propane?
    Sharon
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

  • TerriTerri Posts: 7Member
    It is a 2 gallon gas/electric w/DSI Bradford White Corp. Pump is Artis Products.
  • AldebaranJillAldebaranJill Posts: 395Member
    Marceline said:
    @Marceline, you have a 2013.  Does it have a hot water tank?
    Yes I have hot water. It is a 110v water heater that only runs on shore power. It’s located under my front bench. But I’ve never had to winterize so I don’t have any advice.  I think @AldebaranJill (also 2013) has a propane heater. 
    I have an on-demand hot water heater, so no real hot water related water reservoir. I have a 6 gallon fresh water tank under sink and 19 gallon combined gray/black holding tank. To winterize I let gravity empty and then run pump till it spurts dry then I pour antifreeze into all drains. I store trailer at my house okugfrd in and run a mini oil heater. I also live in PNW so usually not below freezing for more than a few days. If headed into real winter conditions I am forced to put anti freeze into fresh water tank and run thru pipes. But only do this if forced ro.
    2013 MAXX [email protected] towed by a 2015 Volvo S60 5 CYL AWD Sedan
    Seattle, WA
  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 2,986Moderator
    I will look on the Yahoo site.
    Sharon
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 2,986Moderator
    edited October 12
    From what I gleaned from the Yahoo Tab Trailer Group and the search I did is that how you winterize with a regular hot water tank will depend if you can bypass the tank or not.  You don't want antifreeze in the tank - just drain it by pulling the plug and lifting the vent lever to let air into the tank so it can drain. 

    If you are only going to drain and blow out like the majority of TaB owners, you don't need to worry about the by pass on the tank.  

    Treatment of your pump is probably no different from current pumps - empty your fresh tank and then run the pump dry for a short bit, then after draining your lines, disconnect the hoses on both sides of the pump to make sure the excess water runs out.  Then blow our the remainder of your lines.  You can follow the guide I posted above pretty closely.  

    Here is what I found:

    In the Yahoo Tab Trailer Group I found someone with a 2014 (made in 2013) mention that they had a Burke and White electric only 2.5 gallon water heater and an Atwood Furnace.  Another member with a 2013 TaB Q Max 

    Another resource noted "Facebook [email protected] [email protected] and [email protected] group there is an excellent video by William Riley that walks you through the process of winterizing the hot water heater."

    Do a You Tube search on winterizing a Tada.  They have a water heater that you access from the outside.  He only drains it. 

    Do a You Tube search for Winterize a RV bradford white water heater and see what comes up.


    Found a schematic, too.



    Sharon
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

  • TerriTerri Posts: 7Member
    Thank you kindly!
  • dragonsdoflydragonsdofly Posts: 854Member
    @Sharon_is_SAM, you get an honorary [email protected] university badge in the research and information department for all that. Thanks.
    2017 [email protected] sofitel([email protected])TV 2005 gmc envoy xl. Wyandotte, Michigan.
    Draco dormiens numquam titilandus.
  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 2,986Moderator
    Looks like the hot water tanks are pretty simple.  Still glad to have the Alde😀. The Yahoo Group info can be a challenge to access.
    Sharon
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

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