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Old 09-25-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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I'm bummed that I am doing this already but it is time to winterize for me. I have a 2011 Rockwood Roo and followed the directions provided for the pink stuff, which in this case is to dump the antifreeze into the tank. The problem is that once I did that and turned on the pump and faucets, nothing happened. The pump runs but that is it. Can somebody help a rookie out?
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:17 AM   #2
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Are the valves open behind the hot water heater? There are three valves, make sure 2 of them are open, but the one to the hot water heater is closed.

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The pump needs to be primed? I assume you've used the Roo this year.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Follow this link and I think you'll find your fix.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ing-16644.html
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Did you use a pump converter winterizing kit to suck up the antifreeze or did you put the antifreeze in your fresh water tank? If so, you probably don't have enough liquid in there as the intake pick-up for that is often a few inches above the bottom of the tank.

Also, the point about the water heater is a good one. Bypass it first or you will need 6 gallons of antifreeze just to fill it.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:50 PM   #5
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If I had to guess your filling up your hot water tank ...... which should be by passed and drained .
There is a kit to eliminate dumping your antifreeze in the fresh water tank which in my opinion you should not do . For one thing it could take up to 12 gallons of antifreeze to do it that way . Then you have to sanitize it in the spring which is a pain in the A$% .
If you use the kit method you may use no more than 3 .
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Did you use a pump converter winterizing kit to suck up the antifreeze or did you put the antifreeze in your fresh water tank? If so, you probably don't have enough liquid in there as the intake pick-up for that is often a few inches above the bottom of the tank.

Also, the point about the water heater is a good one. Bypass it first or you will need 6 gallons of antifreeze just to fill it.
Follow this link: http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ing-16644.html and you will see where I draw the RV Pink Antifreeze right out of the bottle. And YES, bypass the hot water heater FIRST.
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