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Old 10-17-2022, 08:30 AM   #1
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2013 Micro Minnie 2106FBS winterize question

I bought her last year from good warm climate folks and she came with no manual. I am a cold climate folk and need to winterize her. Iíve watched a few vids and read some old discussions on here, but canít find the water heater bypass (maybe there isnít one? If so, what to do?) and am confused about what to do regarding the 12v pump.

The water heater access is under the bathroom sink, but thereís no visible bypass, and the next panel up stream is the furnace and breaker boxópretty sure Iím not expected to go there. Down stream is under the wardrobe and thatís where the low point drains are.

Any advice would be appreciated!
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Hi and welcome!

I’m afraid I can’t help you with your question… but I did change your thread title to help get you an answer. You had told us you have a “Minnie Winnie trailer” but those don’t exist. What you have is a Micro Minnie 2106FBS trailer. I changed your thread title to reflect this. Hopefully someone with a similar travel trailer will now be able to answer your question.

As an FYI, in the Winnebago product line a Minnie Winnie is a Class C motorhome.
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Greetings Brandolinium,
When you bypass your hot water tank with the pink stuff, you still have those six gallons of water in there which could freeze. I would recommend that you be sure to drain your hot water tank. I also have heard that it is difficult to get the taste of the pink stuff out of your fresh water lines, so I use a blow-out method instead. Perhaps something like this might work for you too?
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Greetings Brandolinium,
When you bypass your hot water tank with the pink stuff, you still have those six gallons of water in there which could freeze. I would recommend that you be sure to drain your hot water tank. I also have heard that it is difficult to get the taste of the pink stuff out of your fresh water lines, so I use a blow-out method instead. Perhaps something like this might work for you too?
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I have drained the water heater. In my online and irl search efforts I have learned of this blow-out method, but as far as I’ve read, I STILL need to find and turn the valves on the bypass. I cannot find the thing.

If I don’t need to bypass the water heater using the blow-out method (my friend has an air compressor with pressure gauge), what about the 12v pump? I can’t find it either, and am worried there may be water in it.
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Sorry about that! Thank you for the help
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Yes, I believe I addressed your questions in my link above; glad it is helpful. It is best if the compressor does not have a crankcase oil bath, as you do not want to get oil into your fresh water lines.
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We don't get good info on the trailers to locate the pump,so how about a "listen test" to locate it? They usually are loud enough to wake the dead!
Once found, I like to look at the little filter on the end of the pump to make sure it has drained!!
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... on a mildly related subject, these Water Pump Variable Speed Controllers really make your pump much more quiet.
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