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Old 09-22-2011, 08:09 AM   #1
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Winterizing

I have a 2004 Flagstaff hardtop. This is my first winter storing it outside.

Is there any special instructions for winterizing it? With special regard to the water tank and pump for the faucet?

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Old 09-22-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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Here you go Matthew, this'll get you started.

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Old 09-23-2011, 04:08 PM   #3
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bypass hose ...

Instead of doing the standard "fill the water tank with 5 gallons of antifreeze thing" I would like to attempt the bypass hose on the sureflow pump in my A122.
Has anyone done this ..and care to share the sizing of fittings?

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Old 09-23-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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Instead of doing the standard "fill the water tank with 5 gallons of antifreeze thing" I would like to attempt the bypass hose on the sureflow pump in my A122.
Has anyone done this ..and care to share the sizing of fittings?

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5 is being very optimistic more like 10 or 12! 5 might get it just enough to suck but then you have to fill all the lines. Then you you have to sanitize in the spring. Way to much work.
buy the kit from your local dealer or ebay or camco.
I bought mine from local dealer with everything I needed for 14.00 ten minutes to install.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:28 PM   #5
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Instead of doing the standard "fill the water tank with 5 gallons of antifreeze thing" I would like to attempt the bypass hose on the sureflow pump in my A122.
Has anyone done this ..and care to share the sizing of fittings?

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I had the 'box' that covers the pump off last night, I was trying to see if I had a supply line kinked somewhere. Turns out I don't, so I think the filter is restricting my water flow - but that's another story...

There are two screws there under the sink on the floor. They are on the wooden brackets attached to the paneling that hides the pump. Remove those and you can slide the cover over (but can't take it out without removing the shelf - which looks comlicated). I think it was 1/2" hose but I won't swear to it.

I'm going to do the bypass or siphon mod when I winterize mine - everyone here recommends not putting antifreeze in the fresh tank. I tend to agree - I use the stuff in my skimmers on my pool and they are always funky in the spring - I know, different application but makes me feel creepy about having it in the tank - bad enough to have it in my lines.

Looks like my A126 doesn't have a bypass for the filter under the sink so I need to find a plate for that filter housing (or add a bypass there too). You would have thought the plate would have come with the camper.

Also found the hot water bypass. I had though it was a single valve setup but it's not. The hot water is a 3 valve setup located under the dinette.
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Furgally inovative.

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Or you can take the $.49 cent ACE hardware approach...OK, so call me cheap...the darn 501K is taking a licking and the price of Guinness keeps going up.
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boyd I like your simple approach and cheap to !
But I have carpet laying in and around my water pump and water filter.
I only had to do the job once and I never get water all over again when changing hoses back and forth.
I guess we are both right !
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Throwing in the towel

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boyd I like your simple approach and cheap to !
But I have carpet laying in and around my water pump and water filter.
I only had to do the job once and I never get water all over again when changing hoses back and forth.
I guess we are both right !
Well I guess it all depends to what degree beer is, or is not, a priority and how one's investments are faring. Your "one-time" mod is the best, hands down..I'll throw in the towel, even if it's a little damp...Now come on over for cocktail hour, drinks on me.
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