Camper Mod Contest Entries

DEF Spout Winterizing Rescue

Welcome to the third entry in June’s Mini Mod Contest.  One Mini Mod will be published in every Email Alert in June.  At the end of the month, we’ll hold a reader vote to determine June’s winner.  Click here for information about the 2023 Mod Contest, including how to enter.

DEF Spout Winterizing Trick

Mike Sloggatt, Lavittown, New York
DEF Spout Winterizing Rescue
2013 Ford F-350
2000 Custom Built Camper

DEF Flexible Spout To The Winterizing Rescue 2

Winterizing my truck camper requires pouring antifreeze into the water inlet from outside. Finding a funnel, and then holding the funnel and the gallon antifreeze is clumsy.

DEF Flexible Spout To The Winterizing Liquid

Many five-gallon boxes of DEF fluid for diesels come with a flexible spout to facilitate filling the DEF reservoir.

DEF Flexible Spout For Winterizing A Camper

I realized that the spout threads fit a one-gallon antifreeze container perfectly. I just kept the spout when I disposed of the DEF box. Then, I washed and rinsed it a few times and keep it in the camper toolbox.

DEF Flexible Spout Fits Winterizing Container

When I need to install antifreeze, I screw it on the jug and extend the collapsable spout.

DEF Flexible Spout Pouring Winterizing Liquid

There is a built-in vent in the spout and it takes less than a minute to empty a one-gallon jug of antifreeze into the tank. It sure makes winterizing easy.

DEF Flexible Spout To Help With Winterizing Camper

It has been perfect! If you don’t drive a diesel, find a friend who does and buys the five-gallon box from the big box stores. You could also ask a local diesel repair shop.

It took me one minute to complete this modification and cost me the DEF fluid price, which I needed for my truck. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.

Disclaimer: The modifications above are submitted by Truck Camper Magazine readers. It is your responsibility to make sure that any do-it-yourself modification project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation.

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