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Old 10-24-2015, 05:57 PM   #15
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On mine I opened the pump inlet strainer (the one on the pump) lay a towel under it to catch the water it holds. Then ran the pump for a while (up to around a minute) then put it back together. That cleared the pump.

I just pure pink in the drains.. Do not blow them out.. Come spring flushing them is not any problem.. Unlike the fresh lines where flusing the pink out is a witch of a job.

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Old 10-24-2015, 06:24 PM   #16
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Using the air blowout method is risky if not done properly. Getting most of the water out is the same as not winterizing at all. You must dry the lines out completely.

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Old 10-24-2015, 06:41 PM   #17
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I've used the compressed air method for 15+ years without a problem. If your worried about the drains, just pour some RV antifreeze into the sinks, shower and any other trapped water line. Now the real question is about the ice maker. You will have to find where that line is to empty it. Normally it has a water pump that can be either disconnected or by-passed. I don't personally put the pink stuff into my lines, blowing them out has never let me down. Best of luck.
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:04 PM   #18
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If the CAMCO model isn't handy...you can go to Home Depot and assemble one with parts...

I was restricted by the choice of Male Hose fittings...as some where out of stock at my local Home Depot when I built this setup... It works like a champ. A bit bulkier than the CAMCO model.
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:23 AM   #19
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In Canada without inside storage , you must go the extra mile. To each his own but this is what I do.
1-Drain hot water heater , position bypass valve.
2-Drain grey,black,fresh water tanks, pull 1/4" hose off ice maker valve and drain. close big "T" valve on fresh water drain so mice do not get in.
3- Drain blue and red low water line drains
4- Put the air to her cracking one valve at a time until misting subsides and you get pure air........or very close to it.
5- Pour RV AF in sinks shower and toilet ,flush toilet and then add more AF
6- Use about a five foot piece of hose , one end in gallon of AF and turn on pump, crack taps , sinks , shower one at a time till the pink AF is coming out. Remember to crack taps on outside shower also.
Your low spots and pump are now safe as the air and AF has removed/displaced the water.
I also remove the four house Batt's and the two coach batts and they go in my heated garage and are hooked to battery tenders.
Hopefully in a year or two my winterizing will be a tank of diesel with her pointed South. Cheers.
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:22 PM   #20
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It is difficult to completely drain all your lines while your coach is sitting on a horizontal plane. I open all my drains and then drive it down the road up and down hills in Missouri and let all the water drained out completely. Then I blow out the lines. It has gotten as cold as -10F here and I've had no problem with the lines. I do this several times over a 3 to 5 months period as we use our coach several times during the winter.

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