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Old 12-24-2014, 02:44 PM   #11
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Winterising my Encounter 36KS

I am guessing my wet bay is the same as yours. There is no factory connection that allows anti-freeze to be pulled in to the system by the pump. I bought a $13 Plastic winterizing hand pump kit from Camping World and pumped from the AF jug in to the city water hose connection. I always use compressed air first to blow out 99% of the water, then pump in a little AF in the lines and I am good to go.

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Old 12-25-2014, 06:40 PM   #12
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Thanks Glenn. I finally decided for something more permanent. I went to Home Depot and bought some Pex tubing, fittings, clamps and the clamp tool. I also ordered a three way valve on line and modified the plumbing so that now I only have to switch a valve to suck AF into the system. And while I was at it, I used a couple more three way valves to plumb in a bypass for the water filter. It makes the job much quicker because we occasionally have to dewinterize and rewinterize a couple of times in the winter. The Pex tool was a little expensive at $62 but it made the job easy and now I have it for any other jobs that may pop up.
Edit...I removed the mods that I had done in a previous post. This is a much neater job.

David, Sherry and our three fur kids, Nicholas, Finnegan and Bentley
2013 Coachmen Encounter 36BH
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