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Old 11-30-2017, 01:06 PM   #1
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Just had our 5th wheel a short time. Winter is coming (even in Georgia).
We successfully drained the hot water heater and the water tanks.

Can't figure out how/where to get the system to "suck-up" the RV antifreeze. I am thinking I may have a setting on the water utility panel wrong.

I assume I use the city water input connection.

I attached a photo of the panel.
Any help is appreciated.

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Old 11-30-2017, 01:18 PM   #2
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Just had our 5th wheel a short time. Winter is coming (even in Georgia).
We successfully drained the hot water heater and the water tanks.

Can't figure out how/where to get the system to "suck-up" the RV antifreeze. I am thinking I may have a setting on the water utility panel wrong.

I assume I use the city water input connection.

I attached a photo of the panel.
Any help is appreciated.

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My fiver has a panel that looks the same. In the basement there is an access panel to the pump and a pipe that will suck up the antifreeze. I've never used it as I blow my lines out.
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:42 PM   #3
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Flip the screen over in the city water connection to depress the check valve. Set the valves to "winterize" and it should pull the antfreeze out of the bottle. Besure you take the water filter cartridge out.
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:47 PM   #4
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Just had our 5th wheel a short time. Winter is coming (even in Georgia).
We successfully drained the hot water heater and the water tanks.

Can't figure out how/where to get the system to "suck-up" the RV antifreeze. I am thinking I may have a setting on the water utility panel wrong.

I assume I use the city water input connection.

I attached a photo of the panel.
Any help is appreciated.

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I have the same valves on our 2015 Eagle Premier.

From your picture, your HW Tank valves are set to Bypass, which is good and what you want.

To get antifreeze through the water system set your water valves to 2 & 4 (point top valve to 2 and point bottom valve to 4)

I typically close all faucets and low point valves.
As Grumpy mentioned take the water filter out. I have a water filter by-pass plate that I use when winterizing to avoid having the water filter cartridge fill with antifreeze.

Connect water hose to City Water connection and put other end into Antifreeze bottle.
My Jayco came with a hose for this purpose with one end having a threaded connection, the other end open.

Turn the pump on using the switch in the utility center.

I need to turn on the faucets on the outside shower in the utility center to get the antifreeze flowing into the water system.

Once antifreeze starts coming out the outside shower head, I turn off its faucets.

Then I go inside and turn on each faucet, kitchen sink, bath sink, shower, and toilet, to allow antifreeze to flow through them.

Then I dump antifreeze down each sink and shower drain to fill up any p-traps and poor some into the toilet.

It typically use about 2 gallons of antifreeze.

However, since you're in Georgia and don't get the extreme cold we get here in Western New York, I would think just draining the water system and blowing out the lines would be sufficient.

Hope this helps.
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On my 16 Eagle I primed the hose first, then put in the bottle. Worked pretty good!
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