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Old 10-02-2016, 11:48 AM   #41
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You do not need to winterize the line from the FW tank to the pump. It will drain when the winterizing valve is switched and it is usually a reinforced hose that will not burst anyway.
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Old 10-02-2016, 12:39 PM   #42
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winterizing with compressed air

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You do not need to winterize the line from the FW tank to the pump. It will drain when the winterizing valve is switched and it is usually a reinforced hose that will not burst anyway.


I've seen a 2500 psi reinforced hydraulic line burst From frozen water. I was also worried last year when I winterized my roo about that hose. It didn't burst so I assume it drained
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Old 10-02-2016, 12:57 PM   #43
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If you've got a three way valve to a winterizing hose between the tank and the pump, when you switch it over it'll act as a vent while half open. It'll drop back into the tank if there's anything in it.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:01 PM   #44
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You can also just dump the P traps and forget all about anti freeze.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:19 PM   #45
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My pipe from the tank to the pump is 8 feet long and it is the same as all the other one.
It also have like a loop down.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:38 PM   #46
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Your (RV) water pump is very similar to the chemical spray pump I have on my smaller ATV sprayer..; There is little to no liquid in the pump cavities when shut off...

I'd not worry about it.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:39 PM   #47
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In fact, if you ever want to upgrade to a bigger one (pump), I bet a farm supply store is a whole bunch cheaper than an RV dealer.
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:14 PM   #48
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I have read here where a lot of you talk about pumping "the pink stuff" through your lines, but not to put it in the FW tank. I guess I am being dense here, but how do you pump it through your lines without using the pump from the FW tank?
My FW has a hose to put in the pink jug and is attached to the pump.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:12 PM   #49
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There should be a bypass valve right by your pump with a short length of hose on it, once you turn that valve you bypass your FW tank. Your pump is still used to pump the antifreeze and with the bypass activated it will draw from the antifreeze jug instead of your FW tank.
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I winterize my 2011 Georgetown with compressed air using a home made air chuck adapter. It's a plastic hose cap with the air chuck screwed into a hole I drilled in the cap. My tankless air compressor has a regulator built into the hose and I set it to 30 psi.

The only area that this technique doesn't clear the water from is the manifold area that feeds the water pump. After removing the water filter, I use the winterizing hose to fill that section of pipe with antifreeze. It's easy to tell when this area is flushed because the pink stuff goes into the (clear plastic) water filter canister. The rest of a gallon goes into the traps and the toilet.

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