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Old 10-29-2015, 03:40 PM   #1
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pump sucking air

Have had to disconnect from city water and use fresh water tank and pump, getting very low flow at the taps and air, do I have a problem or have I missed something. thanks Brian
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Have had to disconnect from city water and use fresh water tank and pump, getting very low flow at the taps and air, do I have a problem or have I missed something. thanks Brian
Check the cap on your winterization tube
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:19 PM   #3
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checked

yep already checked that and black cap is on
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:34 PM   #4
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Have had to disconnect from city water and use fresh water tank and pump, getting very low flow at the taps and air, do I have a problem or have I missed something. thanks Brian

Are you sure that you have water in the fresh water tank?
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:09 PM   #5
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yes have water and in fact learnt from this forum the other day that once the overflow cuts in it will drain about a quarter of the tank before it stops, found that out the other day. Hoping I don't have a problem Saturday as will be winterizing the redwood as we have a 39 ft Durango in donna texas and leave this one in our park in Ontario. My fear is that with the air I will not get enough of the pink stuff through the system to get a complete winterization.
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yes have water and in fact learnt from this forum the other day that once the overflow cuts in it will drain about a quarter of the tank before it stops, found that out the other day. Hoping I don't have a problem Saturday as will be winterizing the redwood as we have a 39 ft Durango in donna texas and leave this one in our park in Ontario. My fear is that with the air I will not get enough of the pink stuff through the system to get a complete winterization.

Just as an experiment, you might try getting a pale of water (maybe a gallon or so) and try using the winterizing draw tube to see if the pump will draw water out of the pale. That might help prime the pump. Then, try switching back to drawing water out of the tank. It would also help to see if the winterizing tube is going to work before actually using the pink stuff.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:59 PM   #7
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On mine I found two holes in the winterizing hose. At the factory, it wasn't stowed properly and they screwed the bulkhead through it.

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Old 10-29-2015, 09:10 PM   #8
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will check hoses tomorrow and will try the water with the winterizing hose, either have leak or no prime. thankyou brian
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The cap may be on, but may not be sealed.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:51 PM   #10
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I had a problem winterizing the RW last year upon our return from the south in the spring (still gets below freezing here in April!), I couldn't get the A/F to draw through the winterizing hose. Fortunately I have a spare pump and rigged it to push A/F into the RW via the normal city water inlet. Not sure why it didn't work.
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I had this same problem and ended up putting a pex shut off on the weatherization line to solve the issue
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"weatherization line"! Pretty classy name

Vaughan, we may need labels!
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:18 AM   #13
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Yea....spell check
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I had this same problem and ended up putting a pex shut off on the weatherization line to solve the issue

And here, I thought that was called a "Winterization Line".
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