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Old 06-01-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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holding tank question??

We just dewinterized our roo233. I can't figure out why the holding tank water will not flow to faucets.? Is there a value somewhere to turn. ? If I hook the hose directly it.works.fine? Help
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Probably a winterizing valve used to suck a/f is still in that position?
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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Hmmm where would that value be located? By the water pump?
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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Yes, more than likely right near the pump. Did you winterize, or did a dealer?
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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The dealer did
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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Ok. I'm not familiar with that camper, but if you can hear the pump, there is usually a small panel, held on with two screws, that opens to it. That is where three valve would be. It should have an option to go to a short hose that you use to suck antifreeze, and another option to suck from the tank.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:35 PM   #7
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These might help. The bypass, if there is one (I installed mine because it did not come with one from the factory), should be near the pump.

There is a false panel (not shown here) to the left in the cupboard underneath the front bunk. See if there is a valve. The second pic is a close up of my brass winterizing kit. Yours might look differently, but the valve on mine is at the back of that. (Sorry that the pictures are out of order. I don't know why my iPhone does that )
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It's actually a very handy valve. When I went to fill my fresh water tank to sanitize it this week, I realized that if I attached my fresh water hose to the a/f connection instead of the city water connection, and opened the a/f valve, I could back fill the fresh water tank from the pump connection. I didn't have to stand there holding the hose in the normal freshwater fill hole. When the tank got full, I closed the valve, ran the pump to pump the bleach water through the system, then drained the tank with the drain valve. Then I just opened the a/f valve again and refilled the fresh water tank. Did this several times to flush the bleach solution out.
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It's actually a very handy valve. When I went to fill my fresh water tank to sanitize it this week, I realized that if I attached my fresh water hose to the a/f connection instead of the city water connection, and opened the a/f valve, I could back fill the fresh water tank from the pump connection. I didn't have to stand there holding the hose in the normal freshwater fill hole. When the tank got full, I closed the valve, ran the pump to pump the bleach water through the system, then drained the tank with the drain valve. Then I just opened the a/f valve again and refilled the fresh water tank. Did this several times to flush the bleach solution out.

Very cool idea!
Need to think on this as how best to implement in my 5th wheel.
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It's actually a very handy valve. When I went to fill my fresh water tank to sanitize it this week, I realized that if I attached my fresh water hose to the a/f connection instead of the city water connection, and opened the a/f valve, I could back fill the fresh water tank from the pump connection. I didn't have to stand there holding the hose in the normal freshwater fill hole. When the tank got full, I closed the valve, ran the pump to pump the bleach water through the system, then drained the tank with the drain valve. Then I just opened the a/f valve again and refilled the fresh water tank. Did this several times to flush the bleach solution out.
I used this trick to add several gallons last weekend. I carry a couple inexpensive collapsible bladders, and a 6' piece of drinking water hose. Flip the winterizing valve, and sucked water from the bladders, into the system. Then used the outside shower hose to add into tank. Sounds complicated, but was simple and I didn't have to buy another pump.
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