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Old 10-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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12V pump winterizing

I purchased a 2006 Georgie Boy model Pursuit. I am winterizing the water lines and the manual states how to do the main lines but nothing about pumping antifreeze through the 12V pump. I can't even locate the pump by the sound of it. I previously had a 1987 Gulfstream class A motorhome and the pump was located under one of the beds. Any help would be appreciated
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Dump some RV antifreeze (pink stuff) in the water tank after draining it and turn on the pump. Bypass the water heater. When you get pink from any faucet your pump is winterized.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:42 PM   #3
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I purchased a 2006 Georgie Boy model Pursuit. I am winterizing the water lines and the manual states how to do the main lines but nothing about pumping antifreeze through the 12V pump. I can't even locate the pump by the sound of it.
So . . . . . How does Georgie Boy say you should service the main lines?

And how do you get antifreeze into the main lines without using the pump?
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:45 PM   #4
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And how do you get antifreeze into the main lines without using the pump?
Dump about 5 - 6 gallons of RV antifreeze in the fresh water tank after you COMPLETELY empty it. When you turn on the freshwater pump it will draw the antifreeze through the pump and to your faucets, shower, and toilet. Turn on each faucet and flush the toilet until dark pink comes out. Then take a gallon and spread it around all of your drains. Pretty simple.
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I think you do the pump when you do the lines.
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Dump about 5 - 6 gallons of RV antifreeze in the fresh water tank after you COMPLETELY empty it. When you turn on the freshwater pump it will draw the antifreeze through the pump and to your faucets, shower, and toilet. Turn on each faucet and flush the toilet until dark pink comes out. Then take a gallon and spread it around all of your drains. Pretty simple.
I hear the 5-6 gallon number a lot. I think my manual says something like that too. I drain what I can, tanks, low points, water heater. Bypass the water heater and blow out the lines. I put one gallon of pink in the tank and I get pink from all points. I am always surprised how much water gets chased out after blowing out the system. Also, I tip the coach with the levelers so the outlet is low. I use about 1/2 gallon in the drains to make sure it doesn't get too diluted. I know the pink is only about $3.00 a gallon again, but I don't want to use more than necessary to just dump on the ground.
EDIT. I just thought about a camper I had that did not have a water heater bypass. Had to fill the water heater to get pink through the hot water lines. That took 4-5 gallons.
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Dump some RV antifreeze (pink stuff) in the water tank after draining it and turn on the pump. Bypass the water heater. When you get pink from any faucet your pump is winterized.
Thanks. The manual just states how to winterize the main lines. Just blow them out till just air, then add a half cup antifreeze to each drain. The 12V syaytem: just rin pimp a couple of minutes after you get just air. The fill of the 12V water compartment is through the same hose inlet as the city water inlet, just open a different valve.

I ended up hooking up a 50 ft garden hose, filling it with antifreeze and blowing air into the hose to add stuff to the tank. Did this a couple of times, then activated the 12V motor. Pink did come through the taps, but not lots.

Must be a better way!!!
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I hear the 5-6 gallon number a lot. I think my manual says something like that too. I drain what I can, tanks, low points, water heater. Bypass the water heater and blow out the lines. I put one gallon of pink in the tank and I get pink from all points. I am always surprised how much water gets chased out after blowing out the system. Also, I tip the coach with the levelers so the outlet is low. I use about 1/2 gallon in the drains to make sure it doesn't get too diluted. I know the pink is only about $3.00 a gallon again, but I don't want to use more than necessary to just dump on the ground.
EDIT. I just thought about a camper I had that did not have a water heater bypass. Had to fill the water heater to get pink through the hot water lines. That took 4-5 gallons.
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Thanks. The manual just states how to winterize the main lines. Just blow them out till just air, then add a half cup antifreeze to each drain. The 12V system: just run pump a couple of minutes after you get just air. The fill of the 12V water compartment is through the same hose inlet as the city water inlet, just open a different valve.

I ended up hooking up a 50 ft garden hose, filling it with antifreeze and blowing air into the hose to add stuff to the tank. Did this a couple of times, then activated the 12V motor. Pink did come through the taps, but not lots.

Must be a better way!!!
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OK. Now I gotta think. Never had one that didn't have a separate hose to fill the fresh water tank. Could you attach a garden hose end or short hose and just pour the pink in with a funnel ? Or is there some kind of check valve or something ?
Maybe someone with a similar setup will jump in with a gadget. Anyway, good job figuring it out. But I agree. There must be a better way.
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