Forest River has been in the recreational vehicle industry for over 100 years, and their line of Shamrock Roo trailers is no exception. This model offers a two-room living area with pullout sofa beds, which can be set up as a queen or king bed. There’s also an overhead bunk that really expands on its spacious design.

The “how to winterize a flagstaff travel trailer” is a guide that will help you dewinterize your Forest River Shamrock Roo Travel Trailer. The article includes all the steps that you need to take in order to ensure that your trailer is ready for the winter.

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The winter is officially gone in Michigan, and it’s time to de-winterize and prepare the Forest River Shamrock / Roo travel trailer for the season (this particular camper is a 23IKSS). I’ll teach you how to completely de-winterize your Shamrock / Roo travel trailer in preparation for another fun-filled spring, summer, and autumn in this tutorial.

It is not suggested that RV antifreeze be dumped on the ground. The ideal technique is to put antifreeze in the gray and black water tanks of the travel trailer. You may just go to the dump station before setting up camp on your first camping excursion.

Dewinterizing Shamrock / Roo Travel Trailer Tools

  • 1/16-inch socket
  • Ratchet
  • Water Source and Hose
  • Anode replacement (optional if the old is in good working order)
  • Tape for plumbers

How to Remove the Antifreeze from a Shamrock / Roo Travel Trailer

To begin, we’ll just rinse all of the antifreeze out of the lines. Because you don’t want antifreeze in either the hot water heater or the fresh water tank, this must be done before turning them back on.

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Begin by attaching a garden hose to the travel trailer’s city water connection point on the side.

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Connect the water supply and turn it on to pressurize the camper.

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Simply walk through the travel trailer and clear all of the faucets. I prefer to start with the kitchen faucet, which is the furthest away from the water supply. Turn on the cold water and run it until the water is clear.

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Replace the hot water and repeat the procedure.

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Continue to the bathroom after the kitchen sink is finished. Turn on the cold water and let it run until it is clear, then repeat with the hot water.

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The shower will need the same treatment. Turn on the cold water and run it until the water is clear, then switch to the hot water and repeat the procedure.

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After that, flush the toilet until it is clear. This will complete the inside renovation on the camper.

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One additional step must be completed before going on to the water heater and opening the fresh water storage tank. If your camper has an outside shower, this procedure must be followed. Turn on the cold water and let it run until it is clear.

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Using the heat, repeat the procedure until it is clear.

Dewinterizing the Shamrock / Roo Camper Hot Water Heater

Another simple operation to accomplish is de-winterizing the hot water heater. I prefer to start each season with a new RV water heater anode.

This is something I advocate since they are inexpensive and guarantee that you can heat your water all year. Yes, you have a backup gas supply, but if you’re camping with power, you may as well save the propane.

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Whether you have decided to reuse your existing water heater anode or have purchased new, you’ll want to warp some Tape for plumbers around the fitting. This helps ensure you don’t have any leaks.

Wrap the threads one or two times counterclockwise to accomplish this.

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Grab a 1/16-inch socket for installation.

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Don’t overtighten the water heater’s anode; simply snug it up until you don’t need any more tools.

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All antifreeze should be removed from the lines at this stage, and the anode should be installed to prevent any leakage. It’s safe to start turning valves now. Begin by turning on the cold water supply.

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The hot water valve on the water heater comes next.

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Finally, switch off the hot water heater bypass. Turn on any faucet in the camper and let the tank to full and all the air to escape (I recommend the kitchen faucet for this).

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After the hot water heater has been de-winterized, you may go on to the fresh water holding tank, which is the last stage. Fill the fresh water holding tank by disconnecting the hose from the municipal water supply.

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Turn the fresh water holding tank valve to enable the pump to pump the water out while the tank is filling. Prior to our first excursion, I prefer to run the pump to make sure everything is in good condition. Everything should be up and running at this time. Enjoy another fun-filled camping season in spring, summer, and autumn!

Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

30 minutes of active time

Time allotted: 40 minutes

Difficulty: Simple

Cost estimate: $20

The winter is officially gone in Michigan, and it’s time to de-winterize and prepare the Forest River Shamrock / Roo travel trailer for the season. I’ll teach you how to completely de-winterize your Shamrock / Roo travel trailer in preparation for another fun-filled spring, summer, and autumn in this tutorial.

Materials

  • Anode replacement (optional if the old is in good working order)
  • Tape for plumbers

Tools

  • Socket 1 1/16″
  • Ratchet
  • Hose & Water Source

Instructions

  1. Connect the hose to the city water connection connector on the camper. Turn on the water supply.
  2. Turn on the cold water in the kitchen sink and let it run clear. Replace the hot water and repeat the procedure.
  3. Turn on the cold water in the bathroom sink and let it run clean. Replace the hot water and repeat the procedure.
  4. Turn on the cold water in the shower and let it run. Replace the hot water and repeat the procedure.
  5. Fill the toilet with water until it runs clear.
  6. If your travel trailer has one, turn on the outside shower. Fill the sink with cold water until it runs clean. Replace the hot water and repeat the procedure.
  7. Put some new Tape for plumbers on the thread of the water heaters anode (counterclockwise).
  8. Insert the anode into the hot water tank. Snug with a Socket 1 1/16″ but do not over tighten.
  9. Turn on the cold water supply valve on the hot water heater. Then turn off the by pass valve, followed by the hot water supply line valve.
  10. Run the hot water line in the sink in the kitchen until all of the air has been forced out and replaced with water.
  11. Fill the water storage tank. Turn the water holding tanks valve to the open position while the tank is filling. Turn on the pump after the holding tank is full of water (you should not longer be connected to the city water connection). Ascertain that the pump is operational and that the Forest River Shamrock / Roo Travel Trailer camper has been de-winterized!

Notes

Anodes for hot water heaters are inexpensive. I suggest updating it once a year to avoid any problems with water heating. Have a great camping season!

There are a few ways to dewinterize your Forest River Shamrock Roo Travel Trailers. One of the most popular is by using a water filter bypass, which allows you to use hot water in the RV while still keeping it cool inside. Reference: forest river water filter bypass.

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