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Old 10-27-2014, 09:07 AM   #15
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Lets face it there's always a chance that things will freeze. We live in NW AR. We will see below freezing, ice, snow etc but many a winter day or week can be well above freezing. We have a rally next week and another in Hot Springs next month. Will it freeze??? We'll let you know after we get back.

Here's another fact nobody has mentioned. Most of our water lines etc is plastic and plastic will expand before it splits. That's why a few days below freezing won't always affect the plumbing. Around here when it starts getting below freeaing it usually gets there around 2-3 in the morning then warms back up by mid morning. So temps don't get cold enough, long enough to do damage.

It's all about using common sense. As far as winterizing well I used the RV crap just once and could never get the taste and smell out of the water. I will never use that stuff in the lines again. Yes we use it in the traps and commode to keep things from freezing and keep the seals lubed. I always blow the lines out using compressed air. It is never necessary to blow out of the traps. They always have a liquid in them (water/antifreeze) to keep the holding tank smells from getting out.


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Old 10-27-2014, 10:21 AM   #16
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I live in Sedona and we get much colder than you guys over the winter. I just blow out my lines with an air compressor. That makes it easy to take for a weekend (or longer) without worrying about de- and re-winterizing. I haven't bothered with any antifreeze anywhere. I have friends in the Phoenix area that never winterize and haven't had any issues.

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Old 10-27-2014, 12:43 PM   #17
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I live in the Mojave with winter weather conditions probably a little colder than PHX due to 3,500 MSL elevation. In 19 years I have only "winterized" when temperatures are forecast to go into the low 20's and have never had a problem. Of course, even at those times the daytime temps rise above freezing so the ice never gets a chance to hard set.

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