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Old 11-14-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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Winterizing One more Time!

Quick question for sunseeker owners...

I installed one of the camco RV pump converter kits on my sunseeker and use that to get antifreeze into the system. But, if you would NOT have one of those installed and want to use the hand-pumps that go into your city water connection......will this way also get antifreeze thru the water pump?

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Old 11-14-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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will this way also get antifreeze thru the water pump?
Don't think so, the pump is in-line between the tank and the pipes not the city water connection. If you didn't have a pump bypass kit installed you'd have to disconnect the hose running from the tank to the pump and let the pump draw antifreeze from there.
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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That's what I do it's pretty easy.


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Old 11-14-2014, 09:33 PM   #4
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Thanks. I sort of suspected that it would not get into the pump that way.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:21 AM   #5
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No, it won't get into the pump because the pump has a check valve to prevent reverse flow. And that is a great point. You should disconnect the hand tightened connector on the suction side (left side) of the water pump, and let any water drain out. Or disconnect both side, prior to doing the antifreeze. Would not hurt to run the pump for a few seconds while that line is disconnected. Then reconnect and do your antifreeze.

I'm trying to put pink stuff into my Sunseeker now. I can see why FR just wants you to put it into the tank, because that way is foolproof. But I refuse to do that, I've never had to do it, and I don't want to deal with the remnants of antifreeze in the tank. My last mini MH came with it in the tank, and I never got it out until I physically removed the tank from the rig and rinsed it out. Never again.

But I've never had a rig where the pump sits at the low point like this one. You cannot winterize the pump without either disconnecting the line(s) and running it to clear it out, or else letting it pump some antifreeze through the system. The same caution applies to using air to blow out your lines. If you don't take care of the pump separately, water will collect there.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:49 PM   #6
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I was able to splice this valve right inline. I bought it at an RV store one time. It might be for water heater bypassing, but it works the same for this too.

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