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Old 11-08-2015, 01:08 AM   #51
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We had one last camping trip this weekend and we winterized our Leprechaun 319 DS for the first time so I made a checklist for myself. Although this checklist is specific to our Leprechaun I thought I would share it with you guys. I did both the compressed air method and antifreeze method. I could have stopped after the compressed air, but since it is our first time winterizing I used antifreeze as more of piece of mind. I took my time and double checked everything and everything went well


Thanks for the checklist! You don't need to turn the pump on until ready to pump in antifreeze. You may want to run it briefly after draining the lines to get any residual water out of the pump, but the antifreeze will do that immediately anyway. The pump does not cause the lines or tank to drain, or at least is not needed. That is done via gravity with the tank drain valve and low point drain valves.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:16 PM   #52
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Need help on. 2016 Coachman Pursuit fresh water drain

My wife and I just bought this unit two weeks ago and now need to winterize - yes, it does drop below freezing here in southern Nevada too. I have not been able to get the dealership or the 1-800 customer support to return my call. Watched videos and I'm ready to go, but can't find any location info in the manual. Any help would be appreciated by this newbie.
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:18 AM   #53
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Unless/until someone else provides better information, just look underneath the fresh water tank for a blue drain with a valve, and under each that area (including the water pump) and each of the sink areas for both a red (hot) and blue (cold) water line drains. Usually they have screw-off caps. Unscrew, drain out, then put caps back on before blowing out or adding antifreeze.
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:35 AM   #54
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On my Prism, the low point drain is a labeled, round portal roughly underneath the inside shower, acessible from the "basement". Inside the portal are 3 lines, hot water, cold water, and fresh water. Open each one (for mine, it's pull, don't twist), making sure for the hot and cold that the corresponding faucets are open. Good luck.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:52 AM   #55
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I've had M/H's without FW tank drains. You would be directed to pump out the tank till "dry". Residual would evaporate.
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:43 PM   #56
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On my Prism, the low point drain is a labeled, round portal roughly underneath the inside shower, acessible from the "basement". Inside the portal are 3 lines, hot water, cold water, and fresh water. Open each one (for mine, it's pull, don't twist), making sure for the hot and cold that the corresponding faucets are open. Good luck.

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Old 12-15-2015, 03:21 PM   #57
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Thanks for the checklist! You don't need to turn the pump on until ready to pump in antifreeze. You may want to run it briefly after draining the lines to get any residual water out of the pump, but the antifreeze will do that immediately anyway. The pump does not cause the lines or tank to drain, or at least is not needed. That is done via gravity with the tank drain valve and low point drain valves.

On our 23QB how does the line from the DW tank to the pump drain? Are you sure the line from FW tank is on the bottom of the tank and that the pump is below the tank with no low spots? I can see water line at least 6" above the pump before it drops back down and this is on exit of pump so how does the pump move air in sufficient quantity to push water out of that line? Look to right side of pump in attached picture.



I'm still trying to figure out how to move the pump per vague instructions from FR
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I have a 2016 Forest River 3, Camping World, where I bought it, wished me good luck on my attempt to locate a drain plug for the fresh water tank. I will never use it other than necessary, such as for toilet while traveling. Never heard back from the Forest River manufacturer.. hope he wishes me luck too.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:07 PM   #59
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On our 23QB how does the line from the DW tank to the pump drain? Are you sure the line from FW tank is on the bottom of the tank and that the pump is below the tank with no low spots? I can see water line at least 6" above the pump before it drops back down and this is on exit of pump so how does the pump move air in sufficient quantity to push water out of that line? Look to right side of pump in attached picture.



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I'm not certain I fully understand your question, but the gist of it seems to be how to get water out of the water pump when the pump resides above the floor of the FW tank and there may be water in the line above that too (i.e., that will now flow back into the FW tank from which it could be drained).

Others have reported that in some units you can just pump out the FW. However, in most units discussed on these boards there is a FW tank drain line (and separate drain lines for the hot and cold water lines).

Even with those, the remaining water needs to be removed from the FW lines in one or both of two ways: 1) blow it out using compressed air attached to the city water inlet using a blow-out plug readily available on Amazon or from Camping World or other sources (there are at least two kinds of plugs depending on your air pressure connection so be careful there, a tire valve type and a quick-connect chuck); and 2) pump RV antifreeze through the lines using the inlet side of the pump (this may already be set up with a valve to switch to winterization mode or that valve can be added to your pump inlet line if it's not there now).

Personal preferences and local weather conditions govern which method or both to use. Around here in MN because it can drop to 30 below, we generally use both methods to get as much water out as possible and then fill every line and drain with antifreeze.
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I have a 2016 Forest River 3, Camping World, where I bought it, wished me good luck on my attempt to locate a drain plug for the fresh water tank. I will never use it other than necessary, such as for toilet while traveling. Never heard back from the Forest River manufacturer.. hope he wishes me luck too.
Find the FW tank and look for a line that runs straight down from some portion of that tank. If there are red and blue drain lines for draining the hot and cold water lines, there should still be another one for the FW tank. It may be blue or clear. Good luck indeed!
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