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Old 04-03-2016, 07:59 PM   #1
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Outside temps are all over the place...should I "rewinterize" again?

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So my TT is out of storage and we've already had a successful and fun trip. But the weather is gonna yo-yo this week...basically 40's/50's during the day for the next few days and below freezing at night (26-32 degrees). Its pretty uncharacteristic for my part of PA. I've drained all the lines and water heater just in case...should I run antifreeze thru all the lines again? Or is that unnecessary without a couple days in a row of real cold temp? I don't know how sustained the cold has to be to cause a problem. I don't have a blowout plug...but I do have plenty of extra pink.

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Old 04-03-2016, 08:29 PM   #2
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I don't know specifically, but it has to be s few degrees below freezing for several hours. So I think you are ok. If concerned a small electric heater in the wet bay or just inside with the cabinet doors open to allow circulation. And no water hose connected outside, as it will freeze most readily.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:49 PM   #3
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After draining the lines did you blow them out or suck them out using a shop-vac? I would probably do that and blow out the traps or add pink to them. good luck
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:17 AM   #4
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I asked this same question yesterday over on Keystone's forum: Do I need to rewinterize my water lines? - Keystone RV Forums

Check out the responses.
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Quick and easy to re- run pink through the lines. Good peace of mind.
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Quick and easy to re- run pink through the lines. Good peace of mind.

Agree on the piece of mind but don't you have to flush the lines when de winterizing? Seems like a lot of work especially if you don't have sewer connection.

Why not prefer to blow out the water with a compressor instead?
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Thanks for the helpful replies guys...

Like I said I don't have a blowout plug...I ordered a full brass one and it hasn't arrived yet.
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I was wondering the same thing. I already blew our the water lines with my air compressor and I think I will just drop some antifreeze down the drains. I'm not overly concerned about freezing, but just for piece of mind.
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I was wondering the same thing. I already blew our the water lines with my air compressor and I think I will just drop some antifreeze down the drains. I'm not overly concerned about freezing, but just for piece of mind.

Yep, forgot about the drains. I dump a few cups in each and a 1/4 gal in each tank
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I was supposed to finish ours up this week in preparation for a trip to a warmer area mid next week. This morning at 0700 it was 10*F and we had this little problem as well, and it's not 6" of goose down either:



The first CG may be the recipient of some pink stuff
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The 26 degrees would worry me. Use a weather app, and it should tell you how long the temps will be below freezing. If just for a few hours (4 - 6) and at 28 degrees you will be ok.

Now 26 degrees for 12 hours I would re-winterize for sure.

I camp in the mountains in Pa. Heck, in the Pa. mountains do not start camping until Memorial Day.
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Nah...26-29 degrees...but not for more than 3 or 4 hours
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There are freezing temps and like was mentioned it takes time for a 'hard freeze'. For just a few hours you will be ok.

What town are you near. I can check the weather app for your area of you want.
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