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Old 11-08-2019, 02:22 PM   #1
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I went to winterize my coach after a trip to Florida. I drained the fresh water tank and blew the lines with 25 lbs of compressed air. I put 6 gallons of antifreeze in the tank but the pump won't pick it up. The coach is in the same parking position that I always winterize in but this time it's not working.

I know the pump is working because I hear it running and I get little drops of water out of the faucets and I feel pressure but it still won't pick it up out of the tank. There is a winterization place to screw a hose into in the water bay but I do not know where the valve is to make the pump pull it out of that hook up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:27 PM   #2
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I went to winterize my coach after a trip to Florida. I drained the main water tank and blew the lines with 25 lbs of compressed air. I put 6 gallons of antifreeze in the fresh tank but the pump won't pick it up. The coach is in the same parking position that I always winterize in but this time it's not working.

I know the pump is working because I hear it running and I get little drops of water out of the faucets and I feel pressure but it still won't come out of the pipes. There is a winterization place to screw a hose into but I do not know where the valve is to make the pump pull it out of that hook up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Stop using the FW tank. This is just one of many by pass kits. I use 2 gal on my 32' keystone. Some MH take more.

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Old 11-08-2019, 02:30 PM   #3
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Sounds like you need more AF in the tank or you left a valve open.
I blow mine out with 55 lbs, including the Water Heater, Toilet and below deck shower, Then I just pour some AF in the drains and All Done- 30 min tops. Also leave all faucets open and wire tie the Spray vales open.
Oh and remove filter from below Kit sink
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:53 PM   #4
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I have only found one valve and it's the heater bypass under the bathroom sink. I would be OK with the blow thru method but I want to winterize the washer. I just got it working correctly and don't want to risk having it get messed up.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:16 PM   #5
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I found the 2 valves under the left side panel access to the water pump. I guess when I used the air to blow the lines it exploded the strainer. I got it pieced back together enough to winterize the coach. I have another on order and it will be here on Monday. Suppose to be in the 20's next week in North Georgia so having it done is a relief.
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