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Old 01-12-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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That was much easier than I thought !!!

Was trying to get by without winterizing since we are in the dfw area and have plans for a trip in early Feb and march...
so far have only had 1 light freeze that I ran the furnace thru
but supposed to get in the low 20's a couple of days this week, so thought it best to do something

got this little gadget Blow Out Hose - Intersource Enterprises D16-252 - Winterizing - Camping World

and hooked up the compressor @ 35 psi and the hardest part of the job was laying down on the ground to open the low point drains in the front and in the back.

(nice that our 5er has 3 drains - hot and cold in front below our demand hot water heater and a large one behind the wheels basically under the kitchen)

really surprised how much water came out with the air pressure even after draining until no drips !
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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I would also buy some RV anti-freeze and pour a coup down the drains of each sink. Water is still sitting in the drain trap. I would also pour some down the toilet and the shower drain to place some anti-freeze in the tanks to help protect the valves.

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Thanks - thought about doing that, but changed my mind and will just leave the heater on for the one or two nites since we are going out in a couple of weeks....

Was told Global Warming should keep it thawed out most of the time
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I made my own "blow out hose" be using a 2' piece of an old water hose. Kept the male end and put a compressor connector (don't know the real name of it) at the other end.

Before going full time, I always blew out all of the lines then poured RV antifreeze into the drains as a fail safe. Whatever antifreeze was left, I poured into drains that would put some into the holding tanks too as well as down the toilet. Better to be safe than sorry.

I left the drain line from the fresh tank open. I did not put any antifreeze in the fresh tank.

Nowadays I just go to warmerclimate, albeit that is getting harder to find.
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