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Old 09-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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Winterize

What is the best way to winterize your MH? Blow the pipes out or use plumbing antifreeze and why.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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Some blow it out and some put in the pink I use the pink AF it a sure way it to get all of the pipes covered but thats me
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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There are 3 ways IN order of preference.

The "S" method (Described below)

The Dry method (Blow the lines out, use pink in the traps and toilets and drains)

The wet method (Gallons of pink).

NOTE: if using the dry method, do not just blow... Once.. Blow, pause, blow pause, like 10 times, or more.. Many folks yammer about the small amount of water that is left after you blow collecting in a low spot and doing damage, Well blowing many times with a pause of a few minutes between blows.. This minimizes that problem big time.


The FULL S-Method

Strap a snow blower to front of RV, Drive south till when you stop for fuel someone scratches their head and says "What the {Explative deleted} is that thing for?"

You are now winterized.

(I skipped the snow blower.. Just drive south.. Home Depot does NOT sell snow blowers where I winter).
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That was some funny stuff there! Seriously funny!
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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Option 3 sounds great Wa8, in another year maybe, when DW retires but until then I am left with option 1or two
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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The FULL S-Method
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Which is best sort of depends on where you live and store your RV in the winter.

If your in the mid-south and winter days warm up above freezing then blowing out will be all you need to do. If you live in the north and have day's where the temperature never gets above freezing then I would blow out and then run antifreeze through the plumbing system and put it in all drain's and all holding tank's.
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Before I started useing the "S" method, I used the dry method. I can't stand the taste of the pink stuff and it takes a lot of flushing to get rid of the taste. The dry methode worked on a TT, 2 TC, a 5er and 4 MHs and a summer use moblile home. I also use it in the S&B and Lake cabin.
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There is an entire "sticky" in this forum devoted to winterizing...........
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I put the pink stuff in the drains and blow out the water lines. Just personal preference I guess. Has always worked for us. Geez is it that time of the year already????????? :(
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