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ragdogs

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Posted: 06/05/19 09:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2003 Itasca Spirit 24 V. I just got it out of winter storage and attempted to dewinterize it. When I did I have water pouring out of the bottom I believe from water holding tank. Is their a plug that was left unplugged under the coach? I have never had this problem before and I used a different RV place to winterize last year. I called them and they want to charge me $120 to diagnose the issue ?


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Posted: 06/05/19 09:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Something froze and broke? You can't just crawl under and look?

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Winnebago plumbing diagram for Itasca Spirit 24V - See page 6 for location of fresh water tank drain valve, which may have been left open. There are also low point drains in the plumbing system, although their location isn't clear on the diagrams.

Winnebago website - Click on Resources link for lots of other info about your rig.


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Perhaps there is a Low-Point drain open?

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Low point drain open or water heater plug still out?

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Posted: 06/05/19 10:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When you say water pouring out of the bottom; you don't say if it is from a pipe or from the bottom covering of the RV. Crawl under and look. If it is from a pipe you have a valve open. If it is from the actual bottom then you have a major problem.


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Thanks for all responses. I am a woman learning as I go. I will take a look underneath and see if can see exactly where water is coming from.

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ragdogs wrote:

Thanks for all responses. I am a woman learning as I go. I will take a look underneath and see if can see exactly where water is coming from.


If you are filling from the gravity fill port:
It might be coming out of a hose from a low point drain off your holding tank. As you gravity fill your water tank the open petcock will allow the water to simply drain out the open tube at the bottom of your tank.
If so that petcock needs to be closed.

Many people leave them open to insure complete drainage of the tank and never close them during the winter months. The holding tank and drain line stays dry all winter once its drained out, so there is nothing to freeze and no anti-freeze goes in there .

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We had an Itasca 24V with the rear dinette.
If that is what yours is, under the rear dinette seat is the fresh awarder tank, coming out of the side at the bottom is a line with a valve, push pull if I remember right, that is the tank drain, and a line goes from that drain vale threw the floor.

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Posted: 06/06/19 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is why you should learn to winterize your RV yourself. That way you will know how to unwinterize it.


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