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Old 10-29-2018, 07:39 PM   #14661
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My camco kit will not allow the pump to suck water into the pump from the tank unless I use seal tape on the 3 way valve and put the cap on. The 3 way valve has an air leak some where in the ball valve.
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Old 10-29-2018, 08:01 PM   #14662
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Pour a little antifreeze in that hose and prime the pump. See if it sucks then.


Agree. Found this out last year.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:06 AM   #14663
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Pour a little antifreeze in that hose and prime the pump. See if it sucks then.
I'm getting old, that should have been the first thing I thought of along with sucking air in someplace else, thanks. I'll try it this afternoon.


doc73, good to know, I'll see if I can find a seal for the cap unless it is sucking the air past the threads, then teflon tape it is.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:04 PM   #14664
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I found the problem, I need to seal the fitting that connects the hose to the T valve. I tried to prime it and the anti freeze flowed right out the hose fitting. I'll just leave the hose on after I get it sealed and never take it off.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:25 PM   #14665
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Installed a Camco pump converter winterizing kit and it doesn't work as in it won't suck up anti freeze.
I just got through running sanitizing water through the system with the pump. Drained the FW tank and used less than 20psi to blow out the lines and then I installed the kit. Put the hose in a bottle of anti freeze, turned on the pump, pump ran but nothing sucked up.
I e-mailed Camco to see if they have any ideas before I pull the kit off. I can only think of the pump just failed or a clog in a kit component.


Super dumb question, but did you open the valve for the new hose and close the other one?
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:32 PM   #14666
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Super dumb question, but did you open the valve for the new hose and close the other one?
There is only one valve.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:51 PM   #14667
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Mine won't draw much antifreeze until I open a faucet.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:34 PM   #14668
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Up in the cap you remove to connect the hose there was an O'ring, I put it on the hose and it sucked the anti freeze right up. Took less than 2 gallons so I took what was left into the drains.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:07 PM   #14669
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Take a guess. Lol.
This is in prep for the Florida trip coming up. Also greased the wet bolt shackles.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:24 PM   #14670
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Take a guess. Lol.
This is in prep for the Florida trip coming up. Also greased the wet bolt shackles.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:43 PM   #14671
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:12 PM   #14672
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In the other hand, you did a great job.
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:01 PM   #14673
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Replaced the toilet in our camper. DW noticed that the old toilet was leaking. I finally found that it was leaking where the top half and bottom half mount together. It was the infamous Dometic 310 model. So I replaced it with the 300 model. Much cheaper and direct replacement. Now we can continue to enjoy our trip. BTW, New set of Carlisle tires did great on our trip out, no problems and camper handled a lot better.
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:37 PM   #14674
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:30 PM   #14675
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Replaced the toilet in our camper. DW noticed that the old toilet was leaking. I finally found that it was leaking where the top half and bottom half mount together. It was the infamous Dometic 310 model. So I replaced it with the 300 model. Much cheaper and direct replacement. Now we can continue to enjoy our trip. BTW, New set of Carlisle tires did great on our trip out, no problems and camper handled a lot better.
My understanding was the 300 was the "infamous" one. Infamous for getting urine trapped somewhere in it and causing a smell.
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:49 PM   #14676
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My understanding was the 300 was the "infamous" one. Infamous for getting urine trapped somewhere in it and causing a smell.
Agreed.
The 310 and the 320 had no issues.
The 300 had MANY issues and lots of them were replaced.
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Must have transposed the numbers. The 300 is the really cheap plastic model and the 310 is ceramic. Don’t understand why one would want to downgrade.

Got a 310 being delivered tomorrow (Amazon) to replace the cheap plastic Thetford that came with the unit.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:36 PM   #14678
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:39 PM   #14679
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Fixed the window latches that were broken. I gotta say Tracey at FR sure came through. First she said id need to replace the window due to the marker of the window no longer in business. Then she sent me some other latches free of charge to try and the worked great. So far FR customer service is top notch in my book
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:04 PM   #14680
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It was 84.83 final cost. Posted link on previous post. I just got it today, but do far I'm liking the ability to set with my phone. The sensors had gone out on the previous one and we were having trouble setting the temperature. Very easy with phone. Next trip isn't till 1st part of December, then I'll know better if I like it. Definately with it to us.
Wow! they're right proud of that thermostat, aren't they? I'll save the $85 for a couple bottles of decent scotch. The wife controls the temp anyway.
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