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Old 10-23-2014, 01:34 PM   #51
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So with the Roo, I used antifreeze pumped from the city water inlet. Now I see the winterizing bypass kits from the water pump lines. What is the difference between using the lines from the pump vs the city lines using the Camco antifreeze pump? Pros/cons? Does it matter? I never had any issues doing it from the city line in the Roo, is it different in the motor homes?
I think the only danger is that your water pump would still have water in it. The water pump draws off the fresh water tank. The city water would enter the system differently.

I like to draw the antifreeze up thru the pump to get it filled with antifreeze and displace the water that is in there.

As a final step I depress the city line backflow valve to fill that internal hose as well with antifreeze.

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Old 10-23-2014, 03:29 PM   #52
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I almost never used my F/W tank in our Roo, so that explains why we never had issues there I guess. .
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:50 AM   #53
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The "non-toxic variety of RV antifreeze will typically contain ethanol. I don't want even trace amounts of ethanol in my dishwater or my shower. Just saying...

I hate to be the one to tell you but there is trace amounts of ethanol in Orange Juice,vanilla extract that you put in those camp cookies and tons of other foods we eat that's how it works as an antifreeze without killing us
Even if a trace amount were left behind that would be less alcohol in your dish water than putting a dirty Wine glass in the sink
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Ok but I don't want orange juice or camp cookies in my shower either. Or wine, or beer, or corn.

As for the de-winterizing you made ref to before you amended your post, I don't need to do that because (save for the traps and the biffy bowl), there's no antifreeze in my plumbing. Just charge the system, check for leaks and go! Been blowing out plumbing for many years. It works - all the way past -40.

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Old 10-25-2014, 05:30 PM   #54
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Sunseeker water filter and Water pump Access area!

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Old 10-25-2014, 05:45 PM   #55
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This is my neighbors (3010DS Sunseeker) 2014.F/R (Chainsawed,Tore,Chewed) the access Hole for the Filter area! With the little cover door in place it looks ok? When I winterized it for them last year I told him to have F/R give him another door or a Larger door that would allow access to the Water pump for Winterizing also,without having to be a (Contortion Freak)! Well here it is agin,my saw will come into play this time! SHAME on F/R for this (Very Crude) area! Youroo!!
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Yup that's about the way mine looks too. I just remove the screws from the white panel and remove it for winterizing or dewinterizing. Use the black door the rest of the time for access to fresh water drain valve.


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Old 10-25-2014, 10:43 PM   #57
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X2 for mine as well but at least the cutout has square corners so it doesn't look too bad. I drilled a 1 1/2" hole in the white panel so I can reach my winterizing valve on the pump inlet.
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I purchase 11 litres for $9.99 at TSC in Canada. This is close to 12 gallons.
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I purchase 11 litres for $9.99 at TSC in Canada. This is close to 12 gallons.

I think you meant 12 quarts. 11 litres is about 3 gallons.
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What the heck!

FR engineering had the week off?
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