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Old 10-31-2014, 03:08 PM   #11
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There is a valve that you have to turn that changes the input to the water pump from the fresh water tank to the antifreeze inlet connection. On my trailer that valve is located in the same compartment as the water pump.
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:25 PM   #12
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It sounds like you did everything right. Did you hear the pump kick on when you flipped the switch?
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:31 AM   #13
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Yes. I could hear the pump
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:48 PM   #14
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On my Sabre the water inlet for winterizing had a back flow valve installed in it similar to your city water inlet. This valve requires a pressure differential in order to open and allow antifreeze to flow. If you've blown the lines out the pump will not have a water source to prime and you have no pressure on the other side of the valve so it will not open. The valve really isn't required since there is no pressure on this inlet in normal operation (i.e. with the winterizing valve turned for normal summer use). I removed the valve and re-installed the water inlet and all the issues I had with getting antifreeze to draw went away.
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I am having the same issue. I winterized last year without a problem but this year, after making the proper switch's, I opened the cold water at the kitchen sink. After the pink started flowing I turned it off and then turned on the hot water....nothing...and after that could not get it to draw on cold or hot in the OK, main kitchen or bathroom...I didn't try all ie..the outside shower. After an hour of frustration I blew out the lines with my compressor and backfilled with pink stuff in the drains. I wondered if somehow my pump got vapor locked but that could not explain why it started off ok when drawing from the cold outlet and then nothing after trying the hot...I have considered filling my fresh water tank and "priming" the pump. I also will check for a backfill valve as suggested. I can hear the pump running and it just didn't have enough umph to suck up the pink stuff and yes, I am using a short hose. I also may try all outlets, including the outside shower. Temp are going to plummet this weekend so I hope blowing out the lines and backfilling work until I can figure out why I can't run the pink stuff through. If it fails again I do have a manual pump and will run the pink in that way.
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:02 PM   #16
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How do i drain fresh water tank. It does not have a drain vale as I can find
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:11 AM   #17
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How do i drain fresh water tank. It does not have a drain vale as I can find

What type of unit do you have? There will be a drain on it.
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There is just 2 lines sticking through hot an cold
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I am having the same issue. I winterized last year without a problem but this year, after making the proper switch's, I opened the cold water at the kitchen sink. After the pink started flowing I turned it off and then turned on the hot water....nothing...and after that could not get it to draw on cold or hot in the OK, main kitchen or bathroom...I didn't try all ie..the outside shower. After an hour of frustration I blew out the lines with my compressor and backfilled with pink stuff in the drains. I wondered if somehow my pump got vapor locked but that could not explain why it started off ok when drawing from the cold outlet and then nothing after trying the hot...I have considered filling my fresh water tank and "priming" the pump. I also will check for a backfill valve as suggested. I can hear the pump running and it just didn't have enough umph to suck up the pink stuff and yes, I am using a short hose. I also may try all outlets, including the outside shower. Temp are going to plummet this weekend so I hope blowing out the lines and backfilling work until I can figure out why I can't run the pink stuff through. If it fails again I do have a manual pump and will run the pink in that way.

Is your hot water heater drained and the by-pass valve turned? Can you get to your water pump? disconnect the inlet side of the water pump and use a short adapter hose connected to it and suck the RV pink stuff directly out of the jug. If the pump has lost its' prime, take the short hose that you put on the inlet side of the pump, turn it up and with a funnel, pour the pink stuff in to get it primed.
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