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Old 10-19-2014, 07:44 AM   #1
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Water pump switch(es)

I winterized my Berk yesterday. As someone else mentioned, I did see that the water does not drain completely from the tanks. I hope to take it to be refueled next Saturday with the drains open and with any luck, get the rest of the water out. I need to figure out a way to mark which way is open and which is closed on those valves. One of them is intuitive enough because the handle will point to the direction of water flow.

The only question I have is about the location of the water pump switch and filling from either an AF jug or, if I have to fill the fresh water from our 5 gal refill can.

I found two switches. One is on the drivers side in the water hookups compartment. The other is on the wall in the hallway on the passenger side. Since the hose for siphoning water or AF is in the compartment on the passenger side right by the pump, shouldn't there be a switch somewhere there? I had to have the wife stand in the hall and signal her when to turn the pump on and off.

Is there a better way ?

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Ken
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:56 AM   #2
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Those are the only two locations for the water pump switches.

I don't winterize my coach, but maybe others on here can share their tips when it comes to running the switches.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:49 AM   #3
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I installed a basic on/off switch in the wet bay right next to the water pump. I only use it to winterize. It is used by turning the pump on inside the coach then I use the new switch to turn the pump on and off while putting in AF. Just have to remember to leave switch on when done and tour off switch inside.
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:06 PM   #4
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When I winterized mine, I pour the AF into a 5 gallon bucket


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Old 10-19-2014, 06:09 PM   #5
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Hit send to soon... Anyway, I pour 4 one gallon jugs into the 5 gallon bucket and then pump it in. Saves running back and forth to the switch.


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Old 10-19-2014, 09:18 PM   #6
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Just winterized mine today. The pump switches are for sure in the wrong place.

I had trouble getting my pump to pick up prime. I also use a bucket (3 gallon). I made a longer hose for the AF pick up and put a hand primer bulb in line. Worked good.

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