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Old 10-08-2015, 06:11 PM   #15
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Greetings from the deep freeze in the north. I don't use antifreeze in my lines. We use the air compressor to get rid of the water in the lines, been doing it for 12 years. Never had a problem. If you do it correctly neither will you. We do put anti freeze in the sink/shower traps and the toilet bowl.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by 007";2770213]What can I say its that time of the year again [B][URL="http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/its-that-time-again-winterize-your-rv-106134.html#post988606
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After many years on the prairies, I finally made a switch to the Sunny South Okanagan in British Columbia into an RV Townouse with a 16 X 48 hall for the DS C/W floor drain, Natural Gas Heating, and 50A service etc, The term "Winterize" is no longer part of my vocabulary.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:50 PM   #17
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A word of caution......A few years ago, I had blown out the lines, and added pink stuff. I flushed the toilet and had pink stuff, I forgot to lift up on the toilet lever and run pink stuff through the toilet auxiliary rinse hose.....cost $90 for a replacement valve the next spring. A friend forgot to but antifreeze in the shower drain.....big job to replace the shower drain line. Units were stored outside in SE Okla.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:19 PM   #18
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I think your all catching on to winterizing I use to only blow out all the TT's we owned but with a motor home did the same and pumped in the Anti to back up the water system.
Most water heaters have a drain to empty tank and by pass valve's so your not fill all your anti into it.
And yes you have to double check all plumbing toilet valves and sprays and place anti into all traps, I had a bath & 1/2 so would double check.
Most systems these days have low point drains so blowing out may not be necessary, just open all faucets and drains gets rid of water.
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No more winterizing for me. We're just putting the finishing touches on a 20x50 insulated shop. It should keep our rig warm and cozy
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I live in the country so mice can be a fact of life. DRYER SHEETS! Plenty of them...in drawers cabinets storage bays on the engine. I've been doing that for years now and never a mouse sign. Mice travel by using scent trails so dryer sheets disrupt the travel corridors.
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Yes another thing to deal with your friendly mouse, they will find the smallest crack to get in your MH.
My scent trails leads to a wire spring mouse trap, to bait switch full of peanut butter, they just love it, one winter had 12 visit the coach.
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Anyone have a good way to winterize the frig icemaker?

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Here is what I use to blow out the lines. Few $ from Home Depot.
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Anyone have a good way to winterize the frig icemaker?

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With water turned off, disconnect the ice maker line. Blow via your mouth the line going into the ice maker. You really don't want antifreeze in the ice maker. With the line disconnected turn on the pump and let antifreeze flow on the ground. Turn off pump, close the valve in the line to the ice maker and reconnect. Leave closed till next spring
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Thanks DBG! That sounds like the plan.!
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I blow out and use the pink stuff take no chances it's cheap
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All it takes is one cold night to cause $1,000 plus of damage. I used to live in Northern Califormia, busted the water pump in my Bounder when the temp only got down to 26.

My suggestion - learn to winterize your rig and winterize immediately after each use. Only costs a few $$ of antifreeze and an hour of your time.
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I cut 4x4 blocks about an inch shorter then the height from the ground to the base of the 4 jacks. When storing for any real length of time I place the blocks under all 4 jacks, then dump the air. The RV rests on the blocks, without extending the jack legs, no pressure on the tires, suspension, springs, air bags, etc.
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