Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-09-2019, 10:45 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
WearyTraveler's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Thor Outlaw 38RE
State: West Virginia
Posts: 226
THOR #17154
Thor Outlaw 38RE antifreeze siphon tube

I just poured 10 gallons of antifreeze into my clear water tank using a funnel. Spilled some and hope it doesnít hurt the paint. I read elsewhere that there may be an antifreeze siphon tube somewhere. Does anyone know where this would be? I didnít see anything resembling one in the wet bay.
__________________

__________________
WearyTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2019, 11:10 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Quantum RS26
State: Texas
Posts: 22
THOR #12938
The siphon tube you refer to is most likely a short piece of 1/2 inch clear poly tubing about 18 inches long. It may have a 1/2" threaded pvc fitting on one end that is threaded to a matching fitting on you water panel. If no water panel then there is most likely a fitting somewhere in the plumbing area that can be accessed. The open end is placed in the gallon jug and when the winterizing valve is opened and the pump turned on then the antifreeze is drawn into the system. At least that is how my last motorhome was winterized using the siphon tube that was included with my coach. Made winterizing a quick and easy process using about 2 gallons of antifreeze.
With my new Quantum I have to pour the antifreeze into the fresh water tank and then turn on the pump to distribute it to all the fixtures and tankless water heater.
I posted a thread on this earlier today looking for an alternative.
__________________

__________________
Richie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2019, 11:17 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Quantum RS26
State: Texas
Posts: 22
THOR #12938
I forgot to mention the siphon tube is most likely a separate item and is usually not permanently attached. It should have been included with your owners manual and such. If you can't find it then locate where it connects to, take a picture of it to a hardware or home improvement store and they can fix you up with the fitting and tube to make your own, 2-3 pieces at most, less than $5.
__________________
Richie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2019, 11:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brand: Keystone
Model: Sprinter
State: Florida
Posts: 648
THOR #15553
Never put anti freeze in tour FW tank. Install this. If you don't have one, It goes between the pump and the FW tank.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Camco-Pu...E&gclsrc=aw.ds.
__________________
2011 Keystone Sprinter 323BHS. Retired Master Electrician. All Motor Homes are RV's. All RV's are not Motor Homes.
cavie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2019, 11:48 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 5
THOR #17316
I have a 2017 Thor Quantum and cannot find the low point drain switchs. Help
__________________
AbbyEaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 12:23 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Quantum RS26
State: Texas
Posts: 22
THOR #12938
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbbyEaker View Post
I have a 2017 Thor Quantum and cannot find the low point drain switchs. Help
What model do you have? In my RS26 they are under the dinette seat between the water pump and the water heater.
__________________
Richie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 12:30 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Quantum RS26
State: Texas
Posts: 22
THOR #12938
[QUOTE=cavie;211162]Never put anti freeze in tour FW tank. Install this. I goes between the pump and the FW tank.

I understand many owners use the FW tank for this. Why do you suggest it not be done if the antifreeze is non-toxic and is flushed the following spring?
__________________
Richie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 01:35 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
WearyTraveler's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Thor Outlaw 38RE
State: West Virginia
Posts: 226
THOR #17154
I just ordered the pump conversion kit. Itís foolish standing there pouring 15 gallons of anti freeze when you can use 1-2 and a pump converter. Hell, the cost of the kit is way less than the antifreeze I just poured!

Anyone know where the water pump is for an outlaw 38RE?

Iíll look tomorrow morning but itíd be nice to have a starting point.
__________________
WearyTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 01:46 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Keystone
Model: Sprinter
State: Florida
Posts: 648
THOR #15553
[QUOTE=Richie;211176]
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavie View Post
Never put anti freeze in tour FW tank. Install this. I goes between the pump and the FW tank.

I understand many owners use the FW tank for this. Why do you suggest it not be done if the antifreeze is non-toxic and is flushed the following spring?
Because you use 3X's as much antifreeze as needed and now you need to flush the FW tank Many many times to get it all out.
__________________
2011 Keystone Sprinter 323BHS. Retired Master Electrician. All Motor Homes are RV's. All RV's are not Motor Homes.
cavie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 03:07 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Quantum RS26
State: Texas
Posts: 22
THOR #12938
Quote:
Originally Posted by WearyTraveler View Post
I just ordered the pump conversion kit. Itís foolish standing there pouring 15 gallons of anti freeze when you can use 1-2 and a pump converter. Hell, the cost of the kit is way less than the antifreeze I just poured!

Anyone know where the water pump is for an outlaw 38RE?

Iíll look tomorrow morning but itíd be nice to have a starting point.

I'm with you there, I feel your pain. Last year I poured 2 gallons into my tank not knowing how else to winterize.
I just finished registering on the Thor Motorcoach.com website/Owner Resource page and found 4 pages of valuable info for my coach. In it I found the location of my winterizing valve and antifreeze inlet which was under the dinette seat at the water tank.
I had no idea there was so much info available specific to my model.
I suggest all Thor owners visit the site, register, and download or view the huge amount of info on file for your specific unit.
You will need the Thor VIN number to register. You can then download or view the schematics and engineering drawings for your coach that will pinpoint most everything you might need to locate!
Smartest thing I've done today!
Here is the link to create a new account:

https://www.thormotorcoach.com/owner-resource/
__________________
Richie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 01:29 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 5
THOR #17316
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richie View Post
What model do you have? In my RS26 they are under the dinette seat between the water pump and the water heater.
It's a WS31
__________________
AbbyEaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 01:34 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 5
THOR #17316
It's a WS31
__________________
AbbyEaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 01:52 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: South Carolina
Posts: 5
THOR #17316
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richie View Post
What model do you have? In my RS26 they are under the dinette seat between the water pump and the water heater.
Think we fond it!!! Under the residential refrigerator!
__________________
AbbyEaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2019, 12:14 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
WearyTraveler's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Thor Outlaw 38RE
State: West Virginia
Posts: 226
THOR #17154
Found it!

On my 38re thereís a valve in the wet bay that you turn to ďwinterize.Ē Then you can connect a short length of hose to the city input and dip the other end into the antifreeze jug.

Then just turn on the water pump and within seconds youíll have pink flowing from spigots.

My rv took about 4 gallons to completely do 4 sinks, 2 toilets, 2 showers and the fridge.

Thanks all!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	871892A7-FB73-4E6F-980E-5CA47D20F391.jpeg
Views:	17
Size:	21.5 KB
ID:	21396  
__________________

__________________
WearyTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rookie, winterizing

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 10:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×