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Old 09-29-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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How to Winterize without a fresh water pump

I have a 2005 Rockwood Roo (17feet). I am looking to winterize but all the videos I see use the water pump to suck the antifreeze from a bottle and it fills the lines. My problem is I don't have a pump anymore. I had a large carpenter ant problem and had to remove the pump and tank to replace my floor. The tank was leaking from previous owner and they didn't notice it. Therefore, I didn't put the tank or pump back in as I would always be camping at service sites. Can anyone help me to winterize without a pump to suck the antifreeze?


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Old 09-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
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How about a drill powered water pump?

Hook your water hose to the city connection the other end to the drill pump.
Then on the intake side of the drill pump hook a short hose that will fit into the antifreeze jug.

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Old 09-30-2013, 06:39 AM   #3
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Blow the lines out with an air connection and an air compressor. Pressurize the system and then open all the faucets.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:23 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by coryhynes View Post
Can anyone help me to winterize without a pump to suck the antifreeze?
For less than $15 you can get a hand pump.
Look here: Plastic Winterizing Hand Pump Kit - Camco 36003 - Winterizing - Camping World
Do you have a bypass on the water heater? That's a whole 'nother can o' worms.

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