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Old 10-19-2014, 02:10 PM   #1
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Winterize 282rk

Ok I found the water heater bypass and I found the water pump but I didn't find a siphon hose and a bypass so I can winterize can someone help with locating the tank bypass and siphon hose so I can put antifreeze in?

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Old 10-19-2014, 03:23 PM   #2
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I went and bought a house and fitting and attached it to the water pump after removing fresh water tank feed...
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
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Find the water heater on the outside, now look from inside look to the same spot.
Is there a panel or door there?
If so remove the panel or look inside where the door is and see if there is a false panel there to remove.
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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My Salem doesn't have the antifreeze pickup line & valve either. The prior owner left a length of hose inside the water pump compartment, and would disconnect the fresh water tank pickup line, then connect the extra hose temporarily. A bit more of a pain, but it will work.
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:23 PM   #5
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I thought about putting in a couple of shutoff values and a tee and a siphon hose in but decided not to take any risks and just do It like this. Seemed to work well....
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:42 AM   #6
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The 282 RK does not have the ability to put antifreeze into the water system without a pump, manual or electric.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:17 AM   #7
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Not sure what you mean. All campers have a pump, but some don't have the winterization pickup line/valve.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:32 AM   #8
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This may sound dumb but wouldn't draining the water heater and blowing out the lines suffice? I see where a lot of people use anti freeze. Why?
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:30 PM   #9
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Your question comes up all the time on every forum I visit, so you aren't the first to wonder that. The problem is it is impossible to get all of the water out of the low spots and valves. I've seen people argue for hours that they don't need to use antifreeze, when it would have taken them 10 minutes to actually do it. I've seen people argue they never use antifreeze because they are in a marginal-freeze area, then come back later saying their stuff burst... and they'll use antifreeze from now on.
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:45 PM   #10
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Don't forget to add antifreeze to the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower drains.

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