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Old 01-04-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Please help with Winterizing Valve

I have a 2011 Palomino Sabre 31RETS. I was starting to winterize and turned the handle marked "Winterize". It immediately broke off. It is just plastic. I removed the faceplate and the valve fell down the back of the enclosure. I was able to access the valve My problem is the valve is broke, so I can't get anti freeze fluid in the system. My alternative is to hook up to the correct hose in order to by pass the valve. My dilema is that there are three hosses going into the valve. I know one is the inlet that I would normally connect with a hose adapter to a tube into the anti freeze bottle. Can someone please tell me which of the other two I should use for the pump to pull the fluid thru the system without the fluid going in the fresh water tank and just through the lines. Thank you for taking the time to read this long post. Steve

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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I think it's just a bypass valve. Handle turned one way draws antifreeze into lines. Turned other way draws water from fresh water tank. If you can cut lines at valve and new slip connect valve

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Old 01-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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Our 05 Wildwood doesn't even have such a valve. We use a compressed air adapter and attach it to the hose connector for city water and attach a small air compressor and blow out the lines via the faucets. So, if you are not able to get yours fixed soon, one thing you could do is go to Walmart or your RV supply place and get the schrader valve adapter (made by Camco I believe) and do it that way. As our air compressor will put out more than 40 PSI, we also use a brass pressure snubber in series with the air adaptor to prevent overpressurizing the plastic lines.

Don't know if any of that will help you, but it is an alternative to putting anti-freeze in your lines.
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