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Old 10-04-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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Low point drains/ adding antifreeze

I have a 2015 272 rl using the low point drains does it just involves opening the taps and letting gravity do the work. Looking at the water pump there does not appear to be a way to add anti-freeze straight from the jug. I really do not want to add the anti-freeze to the freshwater tank and pump it through the system. Any input appreciated

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Old 10-04-2015, 12:03 PM   #2
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Hi Joe,

I am not familiar with your particular unit. Do you not have a valve for winterization that allows you to draw from an antifreeze bottle directly into the pump?

If not, you can easily add something like this: Camco Pump Converter Winterizing Kit - Walmart.com

You will use a lot less antifreeze if you blow out the lines first with a compressor. Some people don't even bother with the antifreeze after they blow out the lines.

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Old 10-04-2015, 12:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Don I do use compressed air first and I was hoping that I wouldn't have to add one of these but it looks like I'm not going to have any choice it's just very tight in there. 😉
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:16 PM   #4
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I have a 2015 272 rl using the low point drains does it just involves opening the taps and letting gravity do the work. Looking at the water pump there does not appear to be a way to add anti-freeze straight from the jug. I really do not want to add the anti-freeze to the freshwater tank and pump it through the system. Any input appreciated

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Just go to almost any RV store and purchase a Pump Converter Winterizing Kit. Camco makes them. $20.00. Easy job. You will need to raise the pump mounting about 1.5 inches to clear the drain pipe. I used some rubber stoppers and drilled them for the longer screws . I used 14 X 21/2 inch. Worked fine. Took me about 30 minutes and I'm 70.
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:48 PM   #5
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I like the idea of this kit agreed. I'm just getting back into RVING. have a 272 RLIS on order, prior had a petminate site. That said I will likely install this for the option to use. However I've never had issuies with a good and complete blow out with air followed by antifreeze into traps.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input guys I will be installing the pump kit, already ordered from Amazon comes Wednesday. While I agree that blowing out the lines is probably enough I'm in Ontario so for $10 -$15 worth of antifreeze I preferred to pump it through the lines. 😉
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Old 10-05-2015, 01:08 PM   #7
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Don't forget to low out toilet and outside shower.
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Old 10-05-2015, 01:08 PM   #8
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Joe - removing low point caps and opening the taps is just part of winterizing. In addition you need to winterize through the pump as others have indicated.

You don't want any pink in your FW tank or water heater.
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Other than having to thoroughly rinse the fresh water tank after adding antifreeze, is there any other reason why winterizing that way is not a good idea?
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