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Old 11-08-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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I purchased a 30 ft rockwood this summer and attempted to winterize today. I started with 2 gallons of antifreeze put into the fresh water holding tank. I turned on water pump and tried to get pink to come through the faucet. I never had enough pressure in the water system to get any antifreeze to come through. I called a friend that said add 2 more gallons, i did that and still never had enough pressure to have it come through the faucet. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-08-2014, 09:04 PM   #2
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Can you get access to the water pump? If you can remove the hose that comes from the fresh water tank. A a shower hose will fit onto the pump. You can then pump the pink antifreeze through the trailer. I would not put the antifreeze into the fresh water tank because it will be a pita to get all the taste out come spring.

I did mine this way and it only took 1 gal. to fill the plumbing and the second gal. i put down the drain pipes.

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Old 11-08-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
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Posts: 972's the scoop. You should never put the RV antifreeze in the fresh water tank. You will have a hard time getting the taste out of the tank.

There is a siphon kit that hooks to the intake side of the pump. The kit has a long hose that is used to siphon the antifreeze directly from the gallon jug. Works like a charm.

Drain the fresh water tank and flush it with fresh water. Might need to do this a bunch of times to get rid of the taste. Good luck.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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In addition to the above advice, make sure your water heater is bypassed and drained. Winterizing should only take about two gallons (with some of that leftover).
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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Save the anti-freeze that you drain out of the fresh water tank and use it in the p-traps of the sinks/shower.
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