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Old 09-09-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
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2015 FC 28 Rear-Water Pump access

Ok I give up! AS manual says water pump access is under refrig. Not true; that's where the electrical panel is. Please, anyone, can you tell me WHERE water pump is and HOW to access it?. Thanks.


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Old 09-10-2015, 04:47 PM   #2
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OK, JC does not know their own product. Working with them and they insist water pump is behind a panel under refrigerator and not the electrical panel. Sent them this pic to prove them wrong. Water pump is behind a panel at bottom of wardrobe. Only problem is that the water pump is to the far right under refrigerator. Only way to access for service or winterizing is to completely remove the refrigerator! Poor, poor design. I now have a $72,000 unit that cannot be winterized. NOT A HAPPY CAMPER AT THIS END. Matter worse is the JC rep I'm working with doesn't know his product and is now not responding to my calls.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-10-2015, 06:37 PM   #3
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Don't freak out. You can put a few gallons of RV antifreeze into the water tank and pump it through the system or use an air compressor to blow out the system.

Does the panel next to the panel where the heater vent is located op out?

Even in my 25fb the pump is not very accessible.

It would be nice if AS would put a diverter valve with a length of tube so you could pump in RV antifreeze easily like most RV manufactures.

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Old 09-10-2015, 06:39 PM   #4
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How do you get the antifreeze in to the fresh water tank?


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Forgot, I know how. Was thinking about the city inlet


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There is no panel next to furnace vent, only electrical box. Click image for larger version

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I think I am going to pump from the antifreeze bottle, don't think I am going to put antifreeze in the tank, I may be wrong but it would seem hard to throughly flush out.
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Drain the water out of your water tank, run the pump to remove as much water out from each faucet. Put a few gallons of antifreeze in your water tank via the fill then turn on the pump it will suck antifreeze throughout the system. Make sure you turn the water heater bypass on and drain the water heater. Run each faucet until antifreeze comes out. Remove the water filter beneath the sink. 5 or 6 gal should be enough. Make sure you blow out the black water flush with air. The inline valve can retain water and freeze and crack.

You can also blow out the water in the system with an air compressor. I've been using this method for a few years successfully.

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I think I am going to pump from the antifreeze bottle, don't think I am going to put antifreeze in the tank, I may be wrong but it would seem hard to throughly flush out.
Without a diverter valve on the input side of the pump it's more difficult unless you can easily get to the pump, remove the input line and attach a hose. My Flojet has clip on line connections. I was thinking I could get another one and put a length of hose on it and clip it on the input to pump antifreeze from a bootle but my connections are on tight with little room to work in and I'm also afraid of damaging the seal on the clip.

With just a few gallons of antifreeze in the water tank you can pump it out through the faucets then fill with water and drain it out and leave it empty with the drain valve open. Filling it and draining next spring should remove any lingering antifreeze. Put the system on city water to flush out the antifreeze in the lines through the faucets.

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Ted S, with my model, you cannot access the pump unless you remove the entire refrigerator. Airstream really screwed the FC 28 up by putting the electrical panel under the refrig


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Ted S, with my model, you cannot access the pump unless you remove the entire refrigerator. Airstream really screwed the FC 28 up by putting the electrical panel under the refrig


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Are you kidding? You have to remove the fridge? Our 28'FC 2013 the pump is under the fridge. I cannot image airstream making that big a mistake in the 2015's. There must be a way to access it


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I am a little curious on this as well as I have a 2015 FC28. From the sound of it when I ran the pump tonight it sounds as though it is under the sink. I know the heater is under the slide out drawers and it sounds as if the pump is next to it. The water PEX lines seem to flow to that spot from the filter and from the water heater located under the short "L" of the front sofa.

We are traveling in ours right now and I am not going to take off the panel at this moment. The only other place it might be is under the floor of the wardrobe. I had the panel off under the shower once as I had a leak from the shower manifold and the water lines to the manifold came from there.

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One additional note. I replaced my charger and had that electrical panel removed. I do not remember a pump being back there behind that so I would first check under the sink.

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2015 FC 28 Rear-Water Pump access

This might be a stupid comment. But does the manual not tell you where the pump is and how to access it? I know my manual gives me that type of info with my unit.
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