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Old 10-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Hi, I have a viewfinder 28ft, which I want to winterize. I know the procedure, but my pump does not suck the antifreeze out of the jug into the pipes. However, if I use the water, my pump is working. What am I doing wrong. Can someone help me out?
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Have you open and closed the valves next to the pump



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Old 10-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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Hi, yes I did.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:34 AM   #4
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To everyone who has looked at my question: I was able to solve it.
The 2-way valve with 3outlets was reversed installed (brand new trailer!), it was diverting the antifreeze towards the water tank instead of pumping it into the lines.
Very happy it's working now, although I have to clean out the water tank.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:55 AM   #5
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Well it is that time, I winterized the fifth wheel today. Took out all of the shorts and polo sh*ts and put in long pans and a jacket and long sleeve shirts, Now have the can good in a cooler for easy removal. The major question is should I replace the summer air in the tires with winter air be fore we leave this week

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #6
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Gotta have fresh air, go ahead and change it. Already done the short sleeve/long sleeve swap, added a light and a heavy jacket, wool cap, gloves. Put in the small electric heater to conserve propane when camping and keep it above 40 at the house so I don't have to move food.

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #7
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South would be nice. Just got back from a two week excursion to FL. Stayed at Tyndall AFB near Panama City. Came home to freezing temps and winterized the rv. I just turn on the water heater bypass, drain the water heater and leave the plug out. I drain the fresh water tank, open all the faucets, turn the pump on for about 30 seconds, blow air through the city hookup and add antifreeze to the drains and waste tanks. This was my first time winterizing. Will see in the spring or next trip, whichever comes first.
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South would be nice. Just got back from a two week excursion to FL. Stayed at Tyndall AFB near Panama City. Came home to freezing temps and winterized the rv. I just turn on the water heater bypass, drain the water heater and leave the plug out. I drain the fresh water tank, open all the faucets, turn the pump on for about 30 seconds, blow air through the city hookup and add antifreeze to the drains and waste tanks. This was my first time winterizing. Will see in the spring or next trip, whichever comes first.
Don't forget the low point drains.
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I didn't know I had low point drains. Nothing mentioned in the owners manual. I have not seen anything on the bottom that would appear like drains. Any ideas?
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Mine are in the pass thru storage compartment, right next to the handles for black and grey water drains. Fresh water hookup is there also. They are just 1/4 turn valves that drain directly out the bottom.

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