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Old 04-10-2021, 02:32 PM   #1
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Water Hookup Panel Question

It's been 1 year since I took out my RV, and I've forgotten (embarassed!) which connector to use for city (campground) water hookup on the hookup panel.

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Question 1: Which is the city water connection (and why did Keystone put the sticker between the two connections??!?)
I think "B" is the city water connection.
I think "A" is the anti-freeze winterize connection (I think?)

Question 2: What exactly does switch "C" do?
I know it says "winterize", but what does it actually do (divert/bypass what)?
The water heater bypass switch is above at the top, so this switch is not the water heater bypass and it does something else.
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:30 PM   #2
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The Freeze Guard sticker is in the wrong place. It should be just above the top inlet. The center inlet is your water inlet. The bottom inlet is your Black Tank flush inlet. Attached is a drawing, looking at the rear of your convenience center wall. It is plumbed the same as on our rig. Also, a photo looking at the front of ours, and also one looking at the plumbing at the rear. The plumbing diagram shows the valves and in the valves is a blue line which indicates what is the normal water flow. The Winterize valve, when turned ON, redirects flow from the water tank to from the Freeze Guard inlet which will draw in antifreeze with the water pump to put the antifreeze into your plumbing. When you do that, you should have also turned the Water Heater Bypass valve and drained the water heater with the anode rod removed. If you need to fill your fresh tank, with the city water hose connected, you can use the Fill position to add water, then return it to Normal Flow when you are done.
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:49 PM   #3
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The Freeze Guard sticker is in the wrong place. It should be just above the top inlet. The center inlet is your water inlet. The bottom inlet is your Black Tank flush inlet. Attached is a drawing,...
Thank you very much Bob & Becky.

Took me a while to follow the path of the water from the diagram, but I got it, all makes sense. Very helpful, thanks for the diagram. I'm downloading it to keep in my "Keystone" folder on my PC for future reference.

That note about the Freeze Guard sticker in the wrong place is helpful! I am going to try and move the sticker to it's proper place (like on yours), or remove it and print a new one.

Yes, I have a gravity fill outside right next to the convenience center. I remember filling it with water and a cup of bleach to sanitize the tank when I first got this RV. After I de-winterize the RV in a few weeks, I'll be doing the same again. I'll make sure the tank-fill switch is Off when I de-winterize so I'm not pushing anti-freeze into the tank!

I remember a few years ago using the tank-fill switch On to fill the tank, and have to remove the cap of the gravity fill so the air in the tank can escape.

My RV is a 2011 Keystone Montana Mountaineer 347THT.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:35 AM   #4
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Thank you very much Bob & Becky.

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That note about the Freeze Guard sticker in the wrong place is helpful! I am going to try and move the sticker to it's proper place (like on yours), or remove it and print a new one.

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You are not the first to be confused by those stickers. That question has been asked a number of times. They do not place them to make it obvious which connection is which.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:24 AM   #5
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You are not the first to be confused by those stickers. That question has been asked a number of times. They do not place them to make it obvious which connection is which.
Always wondered why they would not color code them. Pink for winterize, white for city water and black for the tank flush. I'm sure it comes down to $ but would make a lot more sense when you are hooking things up.
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