Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2015, 07:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Simcoe
Posts: 10
By-Pass Pump Rockwood 2109S Trailer

Winterized water system today first time, after reading a lot of info on how to. I have an external port for anti-freeze (AF) where I attached a short piece of hose. I closed one valve which I think goes to the fresh water tank and opened the valve to the port? My pump is a 4008 RV By-Pass pump, it would not suck up the (AF) from the jug. I poured the (AF) into the hoses open end, then the (AF) was dispensed to the faucets. I am wondering now, if the male thread into the port did not seat on the rubber and pump was sucking air. Does anyone know if this pump should have sucked up the (AF)?
__________________

__________________
Milkman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
uppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 4
You might have the valve in the wrong position.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
uppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 07:44 PM   #3
Member
 
camping baba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Mass
Posts: 215
Is there a bypass valve near the water pump that has to be turned so the pump will draw from the anti freeze port .
__________________
2013 Silverado extended cab 4x4 1500 Series
camping baba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2015, 08:00 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 67
I have the 2104S. I had to turn a small valve located by the inline water filter. Hard to see because it is on the backside. That valve switches the water flow from the city water input to the antifreeze input. Pump should suck antifreeze straight from a hose dipped in antifreeze jug up through your water lines.
__________________
How 'bout them Cowboys!
2015 Rockwood 2104S
2013 F150 4x4 EcoPuller
okiecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 11:52 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 74
On my 2015 2109S there is a single two position valve that selects input to the pump from either the fresh water tank or the external port. If your pump works properly in drawing water from the fresh tank, it should pull antifreeze through the port from your af bottle. A couple of considerations 1) make sure the selector valve is set correctly, 2) if you have removed the water and filter from its housing, it is helpful to fill it with antifreeze so you don't have to draw a vacuum in the housing to suck in the af, 3) position the af bottle as high as possible to assist the pump. Hope this helps.
__________________
DRiveWell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 01:47 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,721
Be aware that some TTs have a valve in each suction line instead of a single 3-way valve.
My Roo 19 had two valves, my Mini Lite has the 3-way.
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2015, 01:14 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Simcoe
Posts: 10
Thanks everyone for your input. Problem solved! As expected, I bought a new hose with a longer male thread, this seated further into the anti-freeze (AF) port. After filling hose with A.F. I placed jug on ground and pump continued to suck from the jug. My (2013) 2109S has two valves, one from the AF port and one from the fresh water tank. Success.
__________________

__________________
Milkman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
210, 2109s, pump, rockwood, trailer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 AM.