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Old 11-08-2018, 08:48 AM   #11
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Hot water tank...

Yep. We had that delightful sulfur smell in it for the first time this spring and jumped all those hoops to clean the plumbing system and tank. We pop the drain plug out after every trip now. Much easier to avoid that then clean it up after!

We bought the simple trailer with RL new in 2012 and so far we have been blessed with mostly routine maintenance, nothing major. Everything from hooking up to backing up can be done with one person with the exception of leveling on site. I really wouldn’t mind a few more ‘amenities’ with the next one!
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:23 PM   #12
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Found The Pump

Keystone finally found it with the VIN. Wasn’t in the usual spot for the model and year. I have the pump schematic and see pink in and pink out. Thanks so much for all the ideas. I have some good ideas of the most likely trouble spots...and will deal with it in the morning;>)
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:54 AM   #13
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If the pump can pressurize from a one gallon bottle it should be able to pressurize from a 6 gallon put in the tank. Also the way OP said the pump stopped it sounded ss it shut off and was pressurize. Jmop.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:44 AM   #14
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If the pump can pressurize from a one gallon bottle it should be able to pressurize from a 6 gallon put in the tank. Also the way OP said the pump stopped it sounded ss it shut off and was pressurize. Jmop.
Provided there's enough in the tank for the pump suction to pick up!!
Six gallons in a 40-50 gallon square tank that's approximately 2' wide & near 6-7' long is like spitting in the ocean.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:13 PM   #15
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Winterized For Season...but

Well, we did manage to winterize but will be replacing the pump this spring. We experimented with city water connecting and it bypassed fine. Long story short, we have a sticky switching valve in the pump. At 6 years old replacing it seems the wisest course. Thanks for all the help.

For those suggesting 2 gallon amts of antifreeze and vacuum suction at the pump...our pump is not equipped with that bonus. It is on my upgrade list though. That’s why the manufacturer has ‘fill potable water tank with 5-6 gallons of antifreeze’ instructions. It’s set up for that method or air compressor blowout only.

At least we got it done. It’s going to be 23 degrees and snow flurries tonight!
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