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Old 09-10-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hot water line to the front

When we ordered our 2015 VTDP, I wasn't aware of a hot water add on. I imagine that a retrofit would be possible. It would seem to me that as long as we had hot water in our water heater (we don't have the Oasis system) this would work. Two questions:

Is this hot water mixed with cold water, or just straight hot water?

Is there a provision for draining this forward hot water line when camping in low ambient temperature conditions?
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There is just a single hot water line, no cold to make temperature adjustments. Newmar installs a valve up front so this line can be drained and winterized. I had this installed as a special but did cold water instead of hot. You could have Newmar install both cold and hot lines in that area.
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Just curious........

What is this 'forward hot water line' used for?

And where is it located?
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On the New Aire it is located to the right of the generator. You pop the front access panel and you will see it.

Newmar advertises it as easy access to hot water to wash the bugs off the front of your coach.

I just use a bucket and fill it with hot water from my utility bay and use my cleaning pole to wash the bugs off the front by dipping the head into the bucket of hot water. Some may prefer using a hot water hose to wash so that is what it is there for.
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Thanks guys. I have been using a bucket and a cleaning pole, but didn't think to use the faucet in my wet bay. Instead I would hand the bucket through the door and DW would fill it with hot/warm water from the kitchen sink. She would then hand it back out the door so I could "do my thing". I like the idea of a front front faucet, so I asked the question.

Does the coach water pump give you enough pressure and flow to clean the coach/windshield? If it is like the shower head, the water wouldn't shoot very far/high.
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Just curious........

What is this 'forward hot water line' used for?

And where is it located?
I had my water line installed for a coach washing system with DI water and a pressure washer.
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Check with Dutch Star Don, as I remember he did it along with mounting a pressure washer in his front cap.
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I had my water line installed for a coach washing system with DI water and a pressure washer.


Thanks for the picture. I like that setup. I also have a CR Spotless DI system. Because I have a portable water softener for onboard fresh water, the folks at CR Spotless advised against using soft water in a DI system. It shortens the useful life of the DI system resin. I only use water for my DI from a campground (or otherwise non-softened) spigot.
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I had my water line installed for a coach washing system with DI water and a pressure washer.


Swag, are those valves on either side of your DI unit so without switching hoses you can use non DI for the wash and DI for the rinse?
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Can anyone elaborate on the routing for hot or cold water to the front hood on a Newmar Ventane?
Guessing similar for most FL chassis MHs.
I'd sure like to afd s front fresh water wash...had one on prior Winnie and really loved it
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Swag, are those valves on either side of your DI unit so without switching hoses you can use non DI for the wash and DI for the rinse?
That is correct.
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That is correct.


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