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Old 12-29-2015, 08:16 PM   #1
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More really basic newbie questions.

I'm going to de-winterize in a day or so and I went out to re-familiarize myself with the water hookups. I have done nothing with it since purchase this summer so everything looked foreign to me. Behind the door for the city water there are two connections; one with a screen and one without...what are each of these for?

There is also a valve for winterize/city water and it is currently in the winterize position as the trailer is winterized...that much I get.

There is a small toggle lighted switch which I assume is just for lighting the area and then there is a toggle switch labeled "pump" and I cannot recall what that is for.

Basically I am a little lost as to what everything is behind that door.

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Old 12-29-2015, 08:28 PM   #2
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You might post a picture so we could be sure........... but regarding water, I assume you're seeing 1.) a metal female hose connection - for hooking up to campground water and 2.) a plastic fill tube for putting water in your fresh water tank.
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Thanks Mr. Dan and I will try to post pics a bit later. The plastic fill tube is actually in a separate compartment, just above the one that I am referring to. So that still leaves the two connections in my city water compartment...
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My trailer is different I know... but I have a black tank flush connection in there, too. It is a metal female threaded connection for a pressurized hose - to flush your black tank.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:47 PM   #5
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Behind the door for the city water there are two connections; one with a screen and one without...what are each of these for?
I suspect one is for your city water connection and one is for your anti-freeze (winterizing) connection.

There is also a valve for winterize/city water and it is currently in the winterize position as the trailer is winterized...that much I get.
In the winterize position, it should connect the anti-freeze connection to the suction of your water pump so you can pump anti-freeze into your plumbing system. In the other position it will connect your fresh water tank to the suction of your water pump.

There is a small toggle lighted switch which I assume is just for lighting the area and then there is a toggle switch labeled "pump" and I cannot recall what that is for.
Can't speak to the lighted switch, but the pump switch is most likely for your water pump that pumps water from your fresh water tank to your trailers plumbing. Seems like an odd place for it, though. I'm familiar with having it inside somewhere.

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Old 12-29-2015, 11:08 PM   #6
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FYI....Water pump typically only needs turned on if your boon docking and using water from your fresh water tank. If you turn it on and fresh water tank is empty, then you can burn up your pump. You do not need to use it when in a campground and hooked up to city water.
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Thanks everyone. I finally got to my destination and de-winterized, successfully. What I have found out about this particular unit is pretty much what you folks have told me. The one hookup, with the screen, is for my black water flush. The other is my city water connection.

By the way, in another thread I had asked about my hot water heater bypass valves and their location. What a pain but I got to them and all is well. If anyone ever needs advice on the location of things with a Rockwood 8329SS I may be able to help...a bit.

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Thanks everyone. I finally got to my destination and de-winterized, successfully. What I have found out about this particular unit is pretty much what you folks have told me. The one hookup, with the screen, is for my black water flush. The other is my city water connection.
So if one was for city water and one was for your blackwater flush, you should have a 3rd one somewhere for your anti-freeze. You'll need to find this one to re-winterize if you use the antifreeze method vice blowing out the lines.
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I have a clarification question regarding blowing out the lines on my 8289WS.

I beleive I should leave the waterheater in line (cold in and hot out valves open), then close them and open the bypass valve to bypass the water heater when I blow the lines out. Correct?
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No,close off the W/H. Drain it though! Youroo!! Before you do ANY draining close the W/H or you will Pull CRUD downstream! This for Ap Ed,Not the OP!
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