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Old 11-23-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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Fresh water pump

Have a 2014 Flying Cloud 23D I purchased new 6 weeks ago. I would like do the routine maintenance when possible. There was a thread in AF on winterizing the fresh water pump by pouring RV antifreeze in the inlet screen. I removed the panel under the wardrobe closet. Is that all the access for pump access?
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:10 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how similar our arrangement is, but in our 2005 Classic 30, there is a large lift out panel on the floor of the wardrobe.

Removing that reveals a large plastic storage bin underneath and lifting that bin out then gives excellent access to the pump and all its connections.

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Old 11-23-2014, 02:10 PM   #3
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Have a 2014 Flying Cloud 23D I purchased new 6 weeks ago. I would like do the routine maintenance when possible. There was a thread in AF on winterizing the fresh water pump by pouring RV antifreeze in the inlet screen. I removed the panel under the wardrobe closet. Is that all the access for pump access?
Yes, and your access through the bottom of the wardrobe on the 23 is a lot easier than many others.

As stated, there are many threads on winterizing your trailer, and there's a pretty good walk through in your manual.

One hint regarding your water filter (assuming it's still the same). If you run antifreeze through that filter, it will remove the red color of the antifreeze, and will run clear. Don't worry, the antifreeze is still effective.

Good luck!
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:35 PM   #4
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If I might make a suggestion...If you've never winterized yourself, hire someone that winterizes RV's and watch what they do. Helps to have Airstreams checklist with you and take a few notes. I always felt like that was money in the bank when I first winterized. As a side note, we blow out the lines, antifreeze in the p traps, a little for the gray and black tank and toilet.
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Old 11-23-2014, 05:36 PM   #5
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Just did mine today. Blow all the lines, RVAF in the traps and toilet, drain the hot water tank and remove the whole house filter element. I disconnect the inlet /outlet lines at the water pump and run the pump for a few seconds to evacuate any water. I have thought about removing the pump and bringing it home but have not done so. I would need to install plugs for the wiring. One side plugs into the pump and the other has a crimp connector. I would just need to eliminate the crimp and put a plug. Easy but haven't done it yet. So now my trailer is put to bed for a few months. Off to Florida in late January if the snow allows.
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Make sure there is no water left in the toilet valve. I had to replace the base of our toilet this year because there was enough water left in the valve to break it when it froze. Fortunately I was able to find a toilet on Ebay at a much reduced price that had a broken porcelain part. I also had to replace the hand sprayer nozzle at the kitchen sink one year for the same reason.

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