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Old 10-22-2016, 03:41 PM   #1
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*Help* 2000 American Tradition long winded post . Winterizing help.

Hi folks my name is Mike and I'm new to the class A coach stuff.

I just recently purchased a 2000 american tradition from a auction and it came with zero manuals.

I'm a mechanic by trade but some of the literature I have found online contridics what I am reading on the side of the coach.

The issue I'm having is getting the water pump to pull from the winterize hose connector. I blew the lines and all the faucets / fridge / washer all out with 25 psi of air pressure all was well then turned the two ball valves at the pump as instructed on the side of the coach, alas no draw.

After reading the amercantile dream manual I found it said to pour 5 gallons into the fresh tank and draw from there.

My question is since I'm new to this which is the correct way and what am I doing wrong lol


Sorry to be so long winded Thanks Mike
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Go over to Yahoo groups and join the American Coach group. You can probably download the manuals from the files and there will be someone there with the same coach that you have.

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Thanks Ted I'll go take a gander in yahoo.

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Hi Mike and welcome to THE forum! Call 800-322-8216 and have the VIN and FIN numbers handy. Explain your situation and they should be able to help. That is the direct line to teck at Fleetwood now called REV. Tell them muffin said hi!
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Hi Mike and welcome to THE forum! Call 800-322-8216 and have the VIN and FIN numbers handy. Explain your situation and they should be able to help. That is the direct line to teck at Fleetwood now called REV. Tell them muffin said hi!
Actually you'll get better results from the Amer Coach tech line at 800-435-7345...it is for ACs only.
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I own a 1999 American Eagle for the past 8 years. The owners manual (for winterizing) contradicts the "signage" in the water control bay. Anyway I figured mine out by process of elimination. Looking at the valves - mine are labeled valve 1 (on the left) and valve 2 (on the right). These are typical ball cock valves and the handles only go 90 degrees for on / off. For city water valve 1 is at 3 oclock position and valve 2 is 6 oclock. For water pump valve 1 is 3 oclock and valve 2 is 3 oclock. FOR winterizing valve 1 is 6 oclock and valve 2 is 3 oclock. Attached a short hose to winterizing inlet and activate the water pump. You can always attach a short hose directly to the water pump if its accessible.
As the other posters have replied - most manuals are on line and the ARG techs are great.
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