Spent yesterday de-winterizing (or at least trying
to de-winterize) the new Eagle for the first time ever - to prep it for my maiden outing today. Bought a freshwater sanitation kit that contained a bottle of detergent concentrate, and a bottle of sanitizer concentrate. Drained out the pink stuff and closed the low point drains, dumped in the detergent and filled the fresh water tank. Next, I put in the WH drain plug and turned the three valves on the WH bypass to allow the solution into the water heater. Finally, I turned on the water pump to flush the lines. It ran for 4 hours and would not prime itself. I could hear air coming out of the faucets when I opened each one, but less than 1/2 cup of water from the cold side before it would dribble to nothing. Got nothing from the hot water side. Opened the WH pressure relief valve to "burp" the system; even tried rocking the trailer, but no water. Double-checked the by-pass and could "feel" the valves turn, but still nothing. Hooked the hose up to the "city water" connection, and everything worked fine. Water came out of both the hot & cold sides of each faucet and I was able to successfully flush the lines.
Disconnected the "city water" hose, turned the pump back on, and it drained the residual water from the lines, but still wouldn't pump new water from the tank. Drained the detergent water from the FW tank, put it the sanitizing solution, refilled the tank, turned the pump back on, and still nothing . . . for another 3 hours
. Finally got too late, so I just opened the low-point drains and called it a night. I'll go back out to rinse the system and try to pressurize it again today, but I'm getting concerned about not having water for my week-long outing.
Have I missed a valve somewhere, or is there something about Jayco's system that is substantially different from my previous trailer? Can't take it to the dealer, since they're closed for Easter Weekend. Any advise would certainly be appreciated! Thanks, in advance.