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Old 09-11-2019, 06:18 PM   #1
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Water pump recommendations

I have owner my 2016 montana 3160rl since new. I have never carried fresh water in the tank so I only use the water pump to winterize in the fall. Every year when I winterize the rv, I have problems with the water pump being able to draw from the jug of rv antifreeze. I have shortened to hose I use to witerize, I have even put the jug on a ladder for gravity to help me. Bottom line, I am looking to replace my water pump before I winterize this year. Will any pump from camping world work? I really donít want to spend a lot of money since it is only for winterizing at this time.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:31 PM   #2
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There is very little chance itís the pump. The problem more than likely an air leak before the pump. Since air is much lighter than water it would much rather pump air. Thatís where I would look.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:45 PM   #3
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Thank you, I will check it out over the weekend
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:46 PM   #4
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It has been so frustrating using the winterize system, I was gonna attach a pump to a five gallon bucket and pump the antifreeze into the city water connection.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:58 PM   #5
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It has been so frustrating using the winterize system, I was gonna attach a pump to a five gallon bucket and pump the antifreeze into the city water connection.
This method does a great job.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:25 AM   #6
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Likely nothing wrong with pump. Turn the screen washer at the hose connection around in the winterize port so that it holds the check valve open due to the pump not being able to pull enough suction to overcome the valve. Slightest air leak at the connection will prevent flow also. Just remember to turn the screen washer back around after done.
Easy peasy.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:14 AM   #7
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What kencare said. Had the same issue first time doing the winterizing. Talked to the dealers head winterizing guy and told me to flip the cone screen around to open the one way valve up,worked perfectly doing that, but don't forget to flip the screen back around when done. Someone else posted this issue and i responded how to do it and they said it worked also by doing the screen flip around. Good luck.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:56 AM   #8
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When I was winterizing the first time it wouldn’t pull antifreeze. Knew I had a vacuum leak so pulled the white panel and tightened the fitting behind the wall. All is good now.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:19 AM   #9
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And I just add a second hose washer to the winterizing port.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:12 PM   #10
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I use air from a compressor to blow out all of the water lines. Quick, easy and clean.
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:38 PM   #11
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Can you blow out the ice maker water line for a Samsung residential fridge? I can pull the line off in the cabinet next to it where the shutoff valve is.
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Old 09-18-2019, 03:27 PM   #12
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Can you blow out the ice maker water line for a Samsung residential fridge? I can pull the line off in the cabinet next to it where the shutoff valve is.



Yes you can use air for the ice maker.Just go under the slide and disconnect the flex supply line.
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