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Old 10-05-2016, 06:50 AM   #1303
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If you did not put antifreeeze in the fresh water tank, the water supply line from the tank to the pump should not have AF in it, and should be basically empty.

You will have to access the pump again, and detach the water supply line as it meets the filter housing at the pump. Then just blow hard into the line, as insurance that no water has been trapped at a low point. This is a short run so one or two big breath-fulls should do it. The tank's drain should be open.

This little step may seem like overkill to some, but as mentioned earlier it is an insurance policy against the factory having installed the supply line from the tank with some "droopy" low points somewhere.

Chances of a freeze-up and pipe bursting are very very low, but not zero IMO, so this minor labor project is worth it. Next year when you disassemble the filter to drain it, it will be second nature to blow into the supply line twice, before re-assembly. Ten seconds?

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Old 10-05-2016, 07:23 AM   #1304
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Thanks Peter....I may start up the compressor and give a shot of air into that line. It is so tight getting to it that I can barely get my fingers in there. I don't see how I could blow it out with my mouth. I appreciate your follow up with me on this part of the winterization!!
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:27 AM   #1305
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Yeah I think your layout is different than Bob's and our 2014 20'.
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:02 PM   #1306
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Thanks Peter....I may start up the compressor and give a shot of air into that line. It is so tight getting to it that I can barely get my fingers in there. I don't see how I could blow it out with my mouth. I appreciate your follow up with me on this part of the winterization!!
Steve, I agree if you pumped AF thru you should be good to go and shouldn't need to blow it out manually.

Our layout is fairly open under the drawer but still hard to get this twisted body down low enough to manually blow out the line at the pump connection. If I get organized this year I may mock up a short piece to attach so I don't have to get my head down so low.

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Old 10-05-2016, 02:35 PM   #1307
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so I don't have to get my head down so low.

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What was that Robert Duvall movie with Sissy Spacek, "Get Low?" Not yet please . . . for all of us . . .



Hope the PT is going well, and apologies for the possibly bad jokes above.

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Old 10-05-2016, 04:05 PM   #1308
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ouch...PT is going well and progress steady. Down to 1 crutch or around the house, a cane.

Chomping at the bit for some trailer time.

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Old 10-05-2016, 04:16 PM   #1309
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I checked our Marathon tires.. the manufacturing date is 2412. the 24th week of 2012. 4 years old already. We will definitely be upgrading to 16" over the winter.
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:46 PM   #1310
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I agree....it does look like you have a bit of a different placement of the pump than I do. Mine is under the stove, behind a panel that has the furnace ducts on the face of it. There is literally about an inch and a half space between the side of the furnace and the hose connection to the pump. I can get one hand and a couple of fingers in to loosen the hose. I didn't blow it out but will see if I can get a hose from the compressor in there and give it a shot.
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:57 PM   #1311
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Steve you may not need it if it's full of AF. Peter & I don't opt for the AF so need to get all the water out. However with '14 vintages also don't have to deal with the duct work. Our is also under the stove...technically under the pop & pan drawer that is under the stove.

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Old 10-05-2016, 05:07 PM   #1312
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sendel T02 vs T03

I'm starting to get things ling up for the 15>16 jump and realized most 20's have opted for the newer T03 as opposed to the (OEM) T02

T02 66655T http://sendelwheel.com/wheels/t02.html
T03 66655T http://sendelwheel.com/wheels/t03sm.html

I'm thinking I want to stay with the OEM look of the T02's. Plus quick look at pricing, seems the T02 are a bit cheaper. Haven't checked availability.

Am I missing something?

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Old 10-05-2016, 05:31 PM   #1313
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Bob - the fresh water tank is empty. Do you think the water from the hose would have drained back into the tank or should I be safe and give it a blast from the compressor? I unhooked the supply hose from the pump and then pumped the anti freeze in. The other side of the hose (goes to the tank) didn't get any anti freeze. The drain had been open for about a month or so and I had gone out on a couple of trips. I am thinking that the jostling of the road etc....would have moved any water out of that part of the line and back into the tank.....am I over thinking this?
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:52 PM   #1314
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Steve, my apologies. I misread. I think you're OK especially considering 1) it's generally downhill to the the tank 2) even more so with the nose up 3) there isn't any back-flow device or connection that would hinder drainage 4) like you said open and jostling for a while. Any moisture should over time find it's way to the tank. Also I would not think the line and intake in the tank is not intended to hold any pressure other than the prime from the pump and once that is disconnected it should also release any air lock. Do you have a filter just S lf the pump. taking the top off that wold also serve to open the flow.

BTW did run run the pump a few seconds (a few times) that should empty the minimal contents of the pump and help release any airlock on the line to the tank.

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I'm starting to get things ling up for the 15>16 jump and realized most 20's have opted for the newer T03 as opposed to the (OEM) T02

T02 66655T http://sendelwheel.com/wheels/t02.html
T03 66655T http://sendelwheel.com/wheels/t03sm.html

I'm thinking I want to stay with the OEM look of the T02's. Plus quick look at pricing, seems the T02 are a bit cheaper. Haven't checked availability.

Am I missing something?

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Bob, I think the load rating might be lower on the T02 wheel compared to the T03. Or vise versa?
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:10 AM   #1316
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Aren't the weight ratings both well over our needs for 2500 lbs. per wheel? Adding a 20% safety margin puts the figure at 3000, which both Sendel wheels are still over I believe.
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