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Old 10-26-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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Winterizing kit-- DIY or Camco??

I need to winterize my TT, and have read a lot of helpful posts here.

Since my TT is a 2011, it has the HW bypass and the water filter. What it does not have is an adapter for adding Anti freeze. I see that Camco makes an inexpensive kit but have read folks complained about the hose length(too short) and the small ports on the 3 way valve.....

Soooo.... I was wondering, does anyone have a parts list for a DIY kit, or is the Camco kit OK and worth buying????
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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I did my own with pex push lock fittings and took no time at all .
It cost more but I do nothing the cheap route !

but the camco kit will serve you just fine to .

Do what you feel you can handle and afford
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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I did my own with pex push lock fittings and took no time at all .
It cost more but I do nothing the cheap route !

but the camco kit will serve you just fine to .

Do what you feel you can handle and afford
On Amazon, the kit is only about 13 bucks, however, I plan on camping during the winter months, therefore I will be doing the winterizing cycle more than once a year and want it to be relatively easy and fool proof.
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easy and fool proof ................ buy the kit


even easier would be to un hook fresh water supply line to the pump put a simple 1/2 pipe to hose barb fitting in its place then attach a 1/2 hose to it then suck antifreeze from the bottle . reverse procedure when done
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easy and fool proof ................ buy the kit


even easier would be to un hook fresh water supply line to the pump put a simple 1/2 pipe to hose barb fitting in its place then attach a 1/2 hose to it then suck antifreeze from the bottle . reverse procedure when done

That sounds good BUT....my plumbing is in the storage area of the TT and I crawled in there yesterday...Ugh...
I figure something permanent/once and done, like a 3 way valve set up that can stay there would be the best in my situation. The Camco kit does that, but I have heard folks complain that the ports/flow are too small on the valve....dang...nothings simple.
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lol . sorry !
short of me doing it for you thats what I have to offer !


I think if you take your time and do it right and think out all the possibilities you will be happy in the long run .

I am sure you'll get more answers and maybe better solutions to your question .

hold on tight the Calvary will come !

by the way other than the time rounding up parts my install diy took an hour .
I can reach inside my cubby hole and turn valve then hook up my hose to my antifreeze and suck away in 15 seconds or less
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:18 PM   #7
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I just installed the camco kit from amazon. I can't say for sure because I have only run the antifreeze since installing it, but it flowed out of the taps as fast as water normally does, so I did not notice a decrease in flow.
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I just installed the camco kit from amazon. I can't say for sure because I have only run the antifreeze since installing it, but it flowed out of the taps as fast as water normally does, so I did not notice a decrease in flow.

Ok, thanks for that note, maybe Camco addressed the problem. I will go ahead and order it.
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Just bought the Camco last night. I had to buy a couple of fittings to make it work, and have to install it. I will let you all know how it works.
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All you need to do is pour your antifreeze in your fresh water tank, close the HWH valves turn on your pump and run through you system. Very easy !!
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