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Old 11-20-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank

I have a 2016 Classic Super Lite 831RLBSS. How do I fill the fresh water tank? As I said in the previous post there was no help from the sales people or the generic owner's manual. I've posted pictures of the outside connections and the water pump. Click image for larger version

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The bottom inlet is to flush the black tank, the upper inlet is for the city water, and the middle one is labeled "Anti-Freeze Inlet". When I hook the hose up to the middle one nothing happens no matter where I set the valve next to the water pump.
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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Look above the electrical hook up at back of trailer for a gravity feed water inlet......
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:25 PM   #3
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I have a 2016 Classic Super Lite 831RLBSS. How do I fill the fresh water tank? As I said in the previous post there was no help from the sales people or the generic owner's manual. I've posted pictures of the outside connections and the water pump.
The bottom inlet is to flush the black tank, the upper inlet is for the city water, and the middle one is labeled "Anti-Freeze Inlet". When I hook the hose up to the middle one nothing happens no matter where I set the valve next to the water pump.
The antifreeze connection really isn't to be used with your water hose.
It is a port where you can attach a short piece of hose that you stick into an antifreeze jug or bucket and use the pump to distribute the antifreeze into your plumbing for winterizing.

If you do happen to hook your water hose on the antifreeze port, nothing would happen, until you turn on the water pump. And then, it would simply pump water into your plumbing, not fill the fresh water tank. (providing the valve at the pump is turned to source water from the antifreeze connection and not the fresh water tank)

My fresh water fill on my 2016 Classic Super Lite (8529IKBS) is on the opposite side of the rig from the ports in your picture. it is located on the right rear corner and is gravity fill.
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:30 PM   #4
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After reviewing your pictures my question is...
Are you trying to fill your fresh water tank with water or are you trying to winterize?
I see you have a blow out plug in the city water connection.

If you are trying to winterize, DO NOT put antifreeze in your fresh water tank.
It will be a bear to try and get it flushed out.

If you are trying to winterize, see my comments in the previous post about how the antifreeze port works.
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Thanks. I used my air compressor to blow the water out of the faucets and the toilet. I then poured anti-freeze down the drains. Should I also "pump" anti-freeze into the water pump also?
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:20 PM   #6
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I don't know your location so I'm not sure how cold it gets in your area.
Some folks subscribe to just blowing out and putting antifreeze in the traps.

Some believe in just pumping antifreeze without blowing out.

There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of posts about this.
Do a search and you'll be reading all night.

You asked so I'll tell you what I've done for 30+ years.
I drain, then blow out, then pump antifreeze.

You can determine what is best for you.
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:24 PM   #7
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BTW.. I see you have 7 posts... Welcome to the forum.

Lots of great people here willing to help. You will learn quickly who they are.
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