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Old 12-10-2015, 09:56 PM   #31
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I was waiting for the warrantee work on my toilet to ask about a few winterization items, but now I got an early January appointment. I don't think I can wait until then to get it all done right.


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Best to do it now, mine is going to sit at the dealer more than likely 2 months since it goes there Saturday and Forest River closes for 2 weeks around Christmas, so I blew out my lines and put antifreeze in my traps, toilet and tanks so all ready now, also emptied it all out


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Old 12-31-2015, 03:30 PM   #32
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This one's for Choo-choo, or anyone with a newer 183 Roo. My water pump switch next to the water pump is a royal pain. It's in the front corner of the front storage. The switch is on the other side of the tubing, and I have to stick my head in the compartment to see anything. I figured out it switched me to the fresh water tank last summer. Is it the right switch for controlling the anti-freeze draw? I left it parallel to the line and turned on the pump and it pulled almost a gallon into the lines, including the water filter with a water bottle inside. It doesn't seem to be enough pink, and I still have air coming out of faucets with the pink. The pump won't pull anymore out of the jug......? Isn't the pink stuff supposed to flow like water, instead of spitting pink? You have a 183, and you used more to winterize. My makeshift anti- freeze adapter is not completely air tight, but it worked in the beginning. I don't get it, what am I doing wrong?


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Old 12-31-2015, 04:11 PM   #33
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We don't have a 183 Roo, so I will speak in general terms. It appears that the switch you mention is actually a T-valve and that is used to change between normal water flow and winterizing. If that is so, the fresh water should flow from top to bottom and the antifreeze is the center (T). If your system is spitting pink, you have the valve open properly, but it is spitting air. The pink flow should be the same as the water flow. I would venture also that it should take more than a gallon of anti freeze. If the antifreeze being siphoned got too low so that the line started to draw air, the pump may have lost the prime. Have you tried repeating the procedure with a full gallon?
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:18 PM   #34
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I did stop and start the pump when it appeared to not pull anti-freeze. The jug was never empty enough to get air in the hose. If it got air it was then. Will the pump re-prime itself if I start over again? I put everything away for the day. I could try again tommorrow.


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Old 12-31-2015, 04:21 PM   #35
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I bet it was my makeshift adapter, when I let go of the fitting, air got in.


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Old 12-31-2015, 06:20 PM   #36
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The valve tht switches between AF and tank is in the storage compartment. You have the correct one.

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Yes and it still won't pull the anti-freeze. I have gone away and come back to it 3 times now. I made a new hose that can't leak air also. The pump is running, but not pulling anything. I have faucets open. .?


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Got it! I read that someone put a tea bottle in the water filter housing to take up space, and it was blocking the line. Never again, it doesn't save that much anti- freeze, not worth the aggravation I just had!


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Old 01-10-2016, 10:23 AM   #39
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Got it! I read that someone put a tea bottle in the water filter housing to take up space, and it was blocking the line. Never again, it doesn't save that much anti- freeze, not worth the aggravation I just had!


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Old 01-11-2016, 06:40 PM   #40
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I brought the camper in for the warrantee work, and they sold me a plate that goes across the top of the filter canister to seal it off from antifreeze. I scooped it up, but won't use it til I winterize next. Alpin Haus RV service, in Port Jervis N.Y., really great so far, nice folks. I'll see how they fix my toilet.


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