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Old 09-23-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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When filling the fresh water hold does the hot water tank fill first ?
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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The hot water tank will only fill from the tank if you open a hot tap and turn on the pump.

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When filling the fresh water hold does the hot water tank fill first ?
No the fresh water inlet just fills the fresh water tank. If you use the city water (hose) connection and have a hot water tap open in the kitchen or bathroom, it will fill the hot water tank, (as long as the bypass valve is not closed). You can fill the hot water tank from the fresh water tank using the 12v pump the same way, by filling the fresh water tank then turning on a hot water tap.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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The reason I asked is because we have dedicated the rear dinette as a full time bed with a full time mattress. Accessing the hot water by-pass is a hassle as it involves removing the mattress only to do it all again in the spring. I drained all tanks (hot water, black water, grey water and fresh). Now I want to dump 38Ltrs of RV plumbing antifreeze into the fresh water tank, turn on the pump and run each tap and toilet until pink comes out.
Is this going to work?
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You don't want to do that.
You want to follow the instructions, drain the HW tank, use the bypass valves, etc. etc.
I believe there is a sticky on winterizing on the forum.
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Okay. But why wouldn't it work?
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I would imagine your trailer has a low-point drain. No need for antifreeze to your water supply at all if you follow the instructions. You will need to add a bit to flush the water out of the sink and shower drains. Just make certain the water heater is by-passed and drained, and the water and waste tanks are drained too.
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The reason I asked is because we have dedicated the rear dinette as a full time bed with a full time mattress. Accessing the hot water by-pass is a hassle as it involves removing the mattress only to do it all again in the spring. I drained all tanks (hot water, black water, grey water and fresh). Now I want to dump 38Ltrs of RV plumbing antifreeze into the fresh water tank, turn on the pump and run each tap and toilet until pink comes out.
Is this going to work?

Is that 38 litres or 3.8 litres? 3.8 litres = 1 Gal (US)
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I'm trying to avoid lifting and removing the permanent mattress to get at the bypass valve.
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Okay. But why wouldn't it work?
My question would be, is why would you want to do it that way? Why would you not want to do as per manufacturers instructions?
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