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Old 11-02-2018, 07:18 PM   #1
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Winterizing question

I have never had an issue winterizing but I have no idea where the siphon hose should be connected to run antifreeze through the system. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:28 PM   #2
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Might be in the compartment your water pump is in. Could you add your make and model, perhaps someone with the same unit can give you a steer.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:39 PM   #3
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:18 PM   #4
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Not sure where the pump is. This is on a 2018 Riverstone 39fkth
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:27 PM   #5
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Not sure where the pump is. This is on a 2018 Riverstone 39fkth
Put water in the fresh water tank.
Open a faucet.
Turn ON the pump.
Walk around near the fresh water fill and listen for a 12v motor turning.
If that doesn't work, walk around the rest of the unit.


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Old 11-02-2018, 10:37 PM   #6
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I have never had an issue winterizing but I have no idea where the siphon hose should be connected to run antifreeze through the system. Any help would be much appreciated.
If it is the same as my 2017 38FB, and I suspect it is, the antifreeze goes in the city water connection.

BTW, the label showing the valve positions was incorrect for the winterization position on my unit. I do not know what other years/models were effected.

Also, some folks put 3 of the valves in a midway position to clear the valves of water. I am not sure if this is a Riverstone recommendation.

Edit: So...where is the water pump?

Edit 2: Some good info: http://www.bandbmolders.com/index.php/nautilus/
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:27 AM   #7
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Yep that had the answers I was looking for. Thank you much
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:14 AM   #8
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Well I finally got it winterized but it didn't go smoothly. I spent over an hour trying to get the pump primed and after about 2 gallons I gave up on the directions. Cause I never got a steady flow. Took forever to find the pump but once I did I cut the hose and ran it into a jug of antifreeze. It took about 3 gallons to do everything in the camper but I'm set for winter....
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:24 AM   #9
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Sounds like you were pumping AF into your water heater. Just a guess....
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Has an on demand water heater so no tank
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