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Old 02-10-2014, 09:25 AM   #1
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Asking anybody that has a Cougar Xlite 26SAB if their water pump is in the little cabinet under the electric Jbox in the back street side corner. The docking station is on the outside there. I wondering how do you get to the pump to winterize with that mess of water lines, satellite & tv cables in there.
I can barely see the pump much less get to the inlet to hook up my tube to suck antifreeze into the system. How does everyone else winterize this RV?

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If it hasn't been winterize yet. It probably is to late now to worry about it. :(
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Not sure why builders do not make the water pump easily accessible. My previous trailer it was not easy. It takes a few extra gallons of pink anti-freeze but I just bypassed the water heater and dumped 6 gallons into the fresh water tank. From there pumped it thru all the lines using the water pump.

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I've never ran anti freeze thru any RV. Modern RV's use Pex tubing. Do some research on it and you'll find it can with stand sub zero temps fairly well. I just blow the lines out with my compressor, drain the hot water tank and low point valves and call it good.
When we bought our 1st TT the dealer wanted $50.00 to winterize it. They said I could watch and then I could do it myself the next time. They said all they do is blow the lines and dump some anti freeze down the traps. I never did pay the $50.00.
At this stage of winter it's almost too late to winterize. Unless you're in the north or Canada maybe. By now any damage that may happen has already happened.
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Thanks anyway for the replies. Take it none of you own a 26SAB and know what I was asking. Yes it's winterized w/ antifreeze, came that way. Was just wondering if there might be someone that owned one had a clue how to get to the pump. And yes I know how to winterize an RV when the pump is accessible. Done both, antifreeze & just blowing out the lines in our 35+ yrs of RV'ing. But have never seen a screwed up mess like this one.
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Did you check for an antifreeze suction line. Most trailers now have a suction line in the UDC that allows wimterizing by just turning valves properly.

I to been using air for 20 years and never paid anything for winterizing.
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