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August 15, 2017
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 While emptying the tanks on our 195 the other day I noticed two hose connection. Can anyone tell me what they are for?

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August 16, 2017
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They are the lowest point in the water system for draining/winterizing. When ready to secure your Retro for the season (unless you live where it doesn’t freeze) open them to drain water from system. Also a good idea to get one of those air valves at the rv supplier. You simply screw it into your city water hookup, attach compressed air. Open your faucets and those 2 caps and it will blow out any remaining water. I also put some rv antifreeze in the traps of sink and shower to prevent issues there also.

August 24, 2017
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Great advice Rocco.  I have a lot to learn about winterizing our trailer.  I received a quick breakdown of this when we pick the trailer up but it was too much to process.  Perhaps there is already a thread on here about it but a good “Winterizing thread would be awesome for those of us doing it for the first time.  I think my biggest concern is taking care of the water heater.  I feel like the rod needs to be pulled but I can’t remember much more than that.

August 24, 2017
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I just found the “Winterizing/De winterizing” thread.  

August 24, 2017
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Yes, pull the rod every season to drain the tank. I replaced mine this year, as my Retro 177se is a 2015. Looked pretty bad, took it with me to the rv store. The guy said, “That’s in pretty good shape”, then pulled one out from under the counter with just 2 small mounds on it. “This is when it needs replacing”. I still replaced it anyway! 3 winters now with no issues, and we get down to single digits in the winter months. Only wish my Retro fit in the garage!!

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