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Old 10-07-2013, 01:05 PM   #21
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Found this at FraserWay RV: Fraserway RV

So, at least you'll know what to search for.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:29 PM   #23
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #24
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Good on you. My search of Camping World turned up nothing for hand pump.
One thing about shopping online at Camping World, it reassures me that what I'm paying her in Canada, at my local retailer, isn't out of line.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:15 AM   #26
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After draining, blowing out the system with air, cleaning out the water heater and closing it off from the system, then I pour about 3 gallons of antifreeze into the freshwater tank. I figure as long as I need it in the drains anyway I might as well let it run thru the pump and toilet valve. It only takes about 1.5 gallons so I drain the extra back out of the fresh water tank back into the jugs. I do a complete water system flush and sanitizing routine every spring anyway that cleans out the tank and lines. (Besides at my age after a couple of colonoscopies I'm used to drinking that pink stuff since it is close to the same stuff they give you the day before)

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Old 10-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #27
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Yeah, not needing any colyte in my trailer water, thanks. lol

I have never added the antifreeze to any trailers fresh water tank. Most of them never seem to fully drain, so don't want to do repeated flushes.
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Yeah, not needing any colyte in my trailer water, thanks. lol

I have never added the antifreeze to any trailers fresh water tank. Most of them never seem to fully drain, so don't want to do repeated flushes.
I'm so overly cautious on sanitizing and flushing (homebrewer habit) there can't be more than a few parts per million left -- and then that just keeps me regular! LOL

Jim - I forgot to mention that with the latest instruction on winterizing, if folks drain the water heater before closing off its isolation valves and with the faucets open, it drains a little easier. Also I made a cheap flusher with brass female hose repair part and about a foot of the 1/2" id clear plastic hose. It can be pushed into the heater and washes out all that calcium, etc that collects in there over the season.

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Eric, could you expand more on your cheap heater flusher? Maybe a picture or two. Thanks.

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Eric, could you expand more on your cheap heater flusher? Maybe a picture or two. Thanks.

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Rick - here are a couple of pictures. This is actually the one I made for getting fresh water more easily into the fresh water inlet - but it is identical to the water heater flush one, except this one has a longer hose. It is just a brass female hose repair end that pushes into the hose with a barbed connector. Under the electrical tape is a hose clamp that I taped over to keep it from scratching me. I like the soft clear hose as I can push it around inside the water heater without worrying that it will do any damage in there.
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