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Old 02-06-2015, 02:02 PM   #21
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When you talked of hand-pump, I thought you were referring to this:
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:03 PM   #22
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Glen I have tried similar hand pumps in the past for other applications, but the ones I tried didn't transfer fluid fast enough for me. Can you guess how long it would take for your pump to transfer 5 gal?

Your photo reminds me that I may need to revisit pumps when I go to winterize the Escape. I have read some about it on this forum and I wasn't clear about the best way to do it. Air, anti-freeze, both? I will ask Reace about it when we pick up the trailer.


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Old 02-06-2015, 03:39 PM   #23
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There is only one set of instructions on their site for winterizing that is for units with a low-point drain. Now that there is no low-point drain, I wonder if pumping in anti-freeze and dumping it down drains works with the newer units.
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Actually there is winterizing with compressed air and winterizing with anti-freeze. You have to scroll to the very bottom of the page, white text on black.
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Just a thought, but an electric water pump would move the water much faster. I've seen installations that are semi-permanent, wired to the battery (either permanently or with detachable leads) and capable of being deployed very quickly. And, if you buy an identical model to that in your trailer, you've got that spare when the pump goes out in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:48 PM   #26
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As that saying goes, you're either part of the problem or part of the solution.

If holding a funnel is part of the problem make it part of the solution. Get a jerry can with a cap/spout that fits the water filler. I have a 5 gal. one and a 2 gal. one that both use the same spout. Once the spout is in the opening only the outer end of the jerry can needs holding. Works for me.

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