Winterize Bounder with Icemaer

  • 11/10/2023 8:58 AM
    Message # 13277896

    Hi all,

    is about time for me to winterize our 2019 Bounder 35K for first time.
    Process seems pretty straight forward and shouldn't require rocket science to winterize using RV antifreeze. But do have one issue am hoping someone can help me with.
    Specifically, what do I need to do regarding the icemaker? How do I make sure that that any water in the icemaker lines is gone and replaced with the antifreeze?
    Looking forward to seeing any replies.

  • 11/11/2023 8:00 PM
    Reply # 13278411 on 13277896

    I have a 2014 Bounder 35K with Icemaker. I wondered the same thing when we first bought ours.

    I have found two ways to do it. #1  The easiest way is to drain the fresh water holding tank completely

    I then put 3 gallons directly into the holding tank, with the fridge on and the icemaker onI just let it run

    until it's making pink ice. You have to use the water pump not city water connection. It's a longer process than the other option. 

    #2 you can remove the cover on the left hand side of the ice maker and advance the gears by hand until the silver arm starts to move up. You might also hear the liguid pumping in. It takes a few advancings to get the antifreeze there. I don't really care for this method myself because I was afraid of stripping the plastic gearing.

    Someone with more experience may have an alternate method, 

    Best of luck, Don

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