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Old 10-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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winterizing question for a 2006 jayfeather 29y

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Just finished our first season in our first TT a 2006 jayfeather 29y. I have read the manual and tried online searches but have a winterizing question. I figured out the hot water bypass valves but can not figure out the fill spot for the antifreeze. I see on camping world a pictire just using the city water fill but the owners manual shows a fill spot by the fresh holding tank I can not find. Any help would be great.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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If you have the winterizing kit on your waterpump the clear hose goes in the antifreeze jug. Here is a pic of a waterpump, with the valves shown in the normal position. To winterize, you would close the valve coming from the fresh tank and open the one on the clear hose going into the jug. Then you would turn on the pump and draw out the antifreeze.


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Old 11-01-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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Great thank you, my fresh tank is in the front and the water pump is in the back. Is there a way I can get antifreeze in the 26' or so of water line between the two?
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The suction line will drain back to the tank when it loses prime (draws air) from the lack of water in the tank. No need to fill it with antifreeze.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:03 AM   #5
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I always drain my fresh water tank after I use the blow-out method for purging inside lines from water.

My two trailers are both setup like the above picture with the antifreeze line installed near the water pump. One of my trailers also has a rubber stopper in the end of the antifreeze pick-up line. I didnt catch that one time when using it and couldn't figure out why the pump wasn't picking up the antifreeze from the bottle.

I don't think it is a good idea to put pink antifreeze in the fresh water tank. That stuff doesn't taste all that good...
If your pump doesn't have the pickup line installed, it is a very easy thing to install. Great photo above showing the whole thing.

Since I use the blow-out method here I only use a small amount of the pink stuff to pour down each p-trap after I blow out each spigot. I started using the blow-out method after I got caught camping off the power grid during some overnight freezing times. The blow-out method only takes a few minutes to do and then the next morning when things thaw out go right back to using the water system again. Great PLAN-B thing to have...

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Thanks everyone for the help it was a simple 20 minute job start to full clean up. Crab man thanks for the pic it helped me make sense of what I had.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the help it was a simple 20 minute job start to full clean up. Crab man thanks for the pic it helped me make sense of what I had.

Glad the pic worked for you. That pic has come in handy several times now when there are waterpump winterizing valve questions.
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I did not have a winterizing kit on my PU. I used a RV antifreeze hand pump to pump the antifreeze through the lines from outside. It was easy to do if your pump does not have the winterizing kit on it.
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