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Old 10-09-2017, 10:24 AM   #1
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Anyone know what those 2 pipes are for underneath RV? Iím thinking theyíre gonna have to get drained?Click image for larger version

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Old 10-09-2017, 10:50 AM   #2
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Yes, low point drains. Unscrew the caps and let the water out, then plug again before you put antifreeze in.
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Yes, low point drains. Unscrew the caps and let the water out, then plug again before you put antifreeze in.


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Make sure after you unscrew the caps you open all the faucets to drain the water.
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Does the city water hook up need antifreeze or isnít that anything to worry about?
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I'm certainly no expert, but on mine I hooked up a short piece of hose (two feet?), got a funnel and poured a small amount of anitfreeze into the city water connection. Also, if you have an outside shower don't forget about that.
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I'm certainly no expert, but on mine I hooked up a short piece of hose (two feet?), got a funnel and poured a small amount of anitfreeze into the city water connection. Also, if you have an outside shower don't forget about that.
There should be a check valve on the city connection to just adding water without pressure won't really do anything. If you pull out the filter screen you should be able to push the check valve with the water pump on and let antifreeze flow out. You may get wet.
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There should be a check valve on the city connection to just adding water without pressure won't really do anything. If you pull out the filter screen you should be able to push the check valve with the water pump on and let antifreeze flow out. You may get wet.
Thats good to know. Thank you.
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There should be a check valve on the city connection to just adding water without pressure won't really do anything. If you pull out the filter screen you should be able to push the check valve with the water pump on and let antifreeze flow out. You may get wet.
Agree. You can't pour antifreeze into the city water connection. You can pressure fill it or allow it to pressure outflow as described here.

You an pour antifreeze into the fresh water tank filler but DON'T! It's very hard to rinse out of there. Since you can and should drain the fresh water tank, there is no reason to put antifreeze in there!
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There should be a check valve on the city connection to just adding water without pressure won't really do anything. If you pull out the filter screen you should be able to push the check valve with the water pump on and let antifreeze flow out. You may get wet.


Thatís simple enough. Thank you
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