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Old 12-20-2019, 11:18 PM   #121
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Winterizing beginner

I have drained the HWT, holding tank, water lines. I have blown out the lines connection my compressor to the city water connection.
While I was draining the low water valves I saw a 1/2 fitting on one of the water lines. Is this fitting meant for blowing out or pumping in anti freeze?
Pics are from my ACE.
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Old 12-20-2019, 11:41 PM   #122
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Old 12-20-2019, 11:48 PM   #123
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If that is on the tank side of the pump (input) yes you can hook a line to that and feed it into a container of (pink) antifreeze to winterize the system.
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Old 12-21-2019, 12:00 AM   #124
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If its on the inlet side of the pump, that would be for connecting a tube with fitting for inserting into your antifreeze bottle. Just before that fitting there is a inline valve going to the water tank. That would have to be turned off first.


So First drain the water tank, second close valve, Third attach tube and insert into Antifreeze bottle. Then turn on pump and run until each outlet passes pink antifreeze.


Don't forget to turn on the bypass valves to your Water heater and drain it.


If you want to save a little on antifreeze and you have a air compresser blow out the water in the lines first before staring the whole process.
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:56 PM   #125
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I have drained the HWT, holding tank, water lines. I have blown out the lines connection my compressor to the city water connection.

While I was draining the low water valves I saw a 1/2 fitting on one of the water lines. Is this fitting meant for blowing out or pumping in anti freeze?

Pics are from my ACE.


I blow mine out and leave it there no antifreeze
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Old 01-31-2020, 12:04 AM   #126
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Low Water Valves?

I have a 2018 Thor Vegas 24.1, and was unable to find the low water valves. On my KZ Spree, they were easily found near end of camper on driver side, but on my Vegas, I was unable to find anything. I just blew out the lines into the tanks, and drained the tanks. Everything was then filled with antifreeze using fresh water tank to disperse the antifreeze. Sorry, can't help you with the fittings
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Old 01-31-2020, 12:11 AM   #127
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I have a 2018 Thor Vegas 24.1, and was unable to find the low water valves. On my KZ Spree, they were easily found near end of camper on driver side, but on my Vegas, I was unable to find anything. I just blew out the lines into the tanks, and drained the tanks. Everything was then filled with antifreeze using fresh water tank to disperse the antifreeze. Sorry, can't help you with the fittings
Lift off the mattress on the passenger side rear bed. You'll find two screws on the panel below the mattress--remove them and lift the panel up.

Under there you'll find the water tank, the water pump, and the low point drain valves.
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:45 AM   #128
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Overkill on Winterizing RV

Sold our 40' Monaco with 4 slides in Sept of 19...
Just purchased a used 2018 Thor Synergy in Jan of 20 in Florida...no winterizing this year!!
With the Monaco in Michigan, I drained everything, blew out the lines with the air compressor, pumped in the pink stuff, blew out the lines a second time and collected most of the antifreeze back from the low drain points. I was never sure that the air compressor didn't leave some water in the water line elbows. This way I was sure there was no water in the lines and I didn't have all that antifreeze left in the lines...I also took care of the hot water heater, ice maker, and the outside shower. Added pink stuff to the drains too.
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