Originally Posted by sylvan
Do I have to (if so, how do I) get anti freeze into the pump in my 25' Safari? One manual says don't put anti freeze in the fresh water system, just drain it and put anti freeze in the drain traps. Thanks, Jim
Hi Jim -
To get antifreeze into the pipes, you can do one of two things.
First, open your low-point drains and then open all of the faucets in your AS - this will drain lots of the water out of the pipes. Close those low-point drain valves when they stop draining or you'll have pink stuff all over the driveway.
then you can either...
1. Dump a few gallons of RV anti-freeze into the fresh water tank and operate the water pump until that pink stuff flows from each of your faucets (hot and cold). Oh, don't forget to engage the water-heater bypass valves or you'll wind up filling the water heater with 6 gallons of antifreeze before the pink stuff flows from your hot water faucets. Make sure that you don't forget the sprayer for the toilet if you have one - that little valve will break for sure if it freezes (voice of experience).
2. Install a bypass valve by your water pump that allows you to siphon anti-freeze from the bottles right into the water pump, bypassing the fresh water tank. All the other instructions are the same. The kit is about $20 and consists of a brass valve and some flexible tubing. This is what I did and it makes the process very simple.
The instructions for water-heater bypass should be in your owners manual.
Best of luck - post again if you have any questions or difficulties!