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Old 03-30-2015, 08:20 AM   #29
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OK tks for the info. still learning! I have never really operated the fresh water tank, other than put about 10 gal in b4 a trip ( just in case) always have hooked up to city water while camping. so will the water supply from the fresh water tank ( with pump operating) give me more pressure on the hot side? as I mentioned b4 I have 100% flow on cold with about 50% of that out of hot. ( ditto on the curb side drain as far as the flow goes) it's actually enough hot for sinks and shower. just wondering if I need to do anything else for a normal operation. b4 we just got a 10% flow on hot side with "warm" water coming out vs. hot..... I usually open the TPR valve just to check to see water is coming out and to see if we got it hot.
also on turning off the water heater in the cycling process. just thought it would be better to let the water go from hot to warm in trying to heat up the vinegar solution. just trying to let it soak as long as possible. as I mentioned, i'm still learning and it is a GREAT thing to have people like you to help us out in that learning curve.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:27 PM   #30
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figured this would be a good thread to tag onto... having issues with the hot water de-winterization. Brand new 2015 27FB EB. I picked it up winterized from the dealer since I knew it would be after winter until I used it.

I'm hooked up to city water and all the drains run fine with equal pressure (hot vs cold).

The hot water is milky and soapy looking. I haven't turned on the hot water yet, so its not a function of heat. Its been running this way for a while... doesn't seem to be decreasing or getting any better. Thoughts?
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:50 PM   #31
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figured this would be a good thread to tag onto... having issues with the hot water de-winterization. Brand new 2015 27FB EB. I picked it up winterized from the dealer since I knew it would be after winter until I used it.

I'm hooked up to city water and all the drains run fine with equal pressure (hot vs cold).

The hot water is milky and soapy looking. I haven't turned on the hot water yet, so its not a function of heat. Its been running this way for a while... doesn't seem to be decreasing or getting any better. Thoughts?
It will be foamy until all the antifreeze is flushed out of the lines. Since you see this on hot only, was the heater bypassed for winterization, or did they fill the heater with antifreeze?
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It will be foamy until all the antifreeze is flushed out of the lines. Since you see this on hot only, was the heater bypassed for winterization, or did they fill the heater with antifreeze?
I didn't get detailed info... but the bypass was closed and hot water tank was open. So perhaps it was just full of antifreeze. I'm just continuing to purge without heat so I'll see how long it takes.
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I didn't get detailed info... but the bypass was closed and hot water tank was open. So perhaps it was just full of antifreeze. I'm just continuing to purge without heat so I'll see how long it takes.
This might make your life a lot easier.

Camco RV Hot Water Heater Tank Rinser Wand Spray Clean Calcium Deposits Camper | eBay

Just running water through the heater and plumbing, I think it will take a LOT of water to get it flushed, as you are just continually diluting the AF in the heater and not performing a "direct" flush like AF moving through a line.

Remove the drain plug and use this wand to get most all of it out quickly.
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I'll add one more that is in some other posts.
Check the in and outflow valves by taking the valve stem out. The o-ring can become unseated and stay in a persistent almost closed position, Had very low flow, checked this first after reading some and it was the problem. Quick, easy fix. If you lose the o-ring no panic, you will have wide open flow. Replace it prior to winterization.
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