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Old 11-02-2015, 06:53 AM   #1
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Winterizing a Fleetwood pull behind.

I recently acquired a Fleetwood pull behind, Terry Quantum (Extreme Edition) 330 FKDS. I'm trying to winterize it. I put 6 gallons of RV antifreeze in the fresh water tank, turned on the pump and it only pumps air! So I got another portable pump and attached it to the city water inlet and was able to flow pink through the cold water side, but none from the hot water side. I pumped in 8 gallons of RV antifreeze (6 gallon hot water tank) and still no fluid is coming from the hot water side. Owners manual is much to general to help. Does anyone have any ideas or a suggestion who I might call?

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Old 11-02-2015, 07:05 AM   #2
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Make sure the side (or end) where the fresh water pick up is, is low. 6 gallons in a 40 ish gallon tank can flow away from the intake. Also, do you have a water heater bypass ? Uses a lot less pink stuff.

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Old 11-02-2015, 07:15 AM   #3
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All is not lost. The first link is an attachment that goes onto you water pump and will draw rv anti freeze into your system. The second is a schrader valve that lets you pump pressurized air into your system.

Amazon.com: Camco 36543 Pump Converter Winterizing Kit: Automotive


You should be able to winterize using 1 or 2 gallons of the pink stuff. You do not put it in your fresh water tank as you have discovered. No real harm, flush the tank a few times and the pink stuff will be gone from the tank.

For the hot water system-You drain the hot water tank and then turn the hot water bypass valve on so that you are not filling the hot water tank with rv anti freeze. If there is pink stuff in the hot water tank then just rinse it out.

If you are really new to this then find a friend who can help you or pay for a service tech to teach you. It will be much cheaper than repairing busted lines in the spring.

Not knowing what type of water heater you have...most people replace the anode rod when winterizing.

You can also call Fleetwood owner relations to get the winterizing instructions. If you are really stuck send a pm and I will try to help.
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I just winterized my TT yesterday so it is fresh in my mind. I used 1.5 gallon of pink anti-freeze.

1st make sure the hot water tank is turned off. Drain the hot water tank.

2nd - flip the hot water heater bypass valve so it bypasses your empty hot water tank.

3nd - I use a winterizing kit. Find the water pump inlet. I attach my winterizing kit with the hose end sitting in a gallon of pink stuff.

4th - turn the water pump on. It will pressurize with the pick stuff.

5th - run your kitchen facet hot until you see pink. Run your kitchen facet cold until you see the pink stuff.

6th. - run your bathroom sink facet hot until you see pink. Run your cold side until you see pink.

7th - do the shower hot until you see pink. Then cold until you see pink.

8th - probably need a new gallon of pink stuff by now. Flush the toilet until you see pink stuff.

9th - unscrew your low point caps and let it drain.

10th - set the valves and reattach your water pump inlet like before you started winterizing.

Ok...I think that is everything.

Good luck
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