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Old 09-26-2014, 07:10 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the great responses! I will take a long look at the coach this weekend and see what access I have to the pump. We will be using the coach several time coming and going from Colorado to Texas, so I need to winterize a couple of times. Thanks.

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Old 09-26-2014, 07:16 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by wanderso View Post
I've done the RV antifreeze route and have had the enjoyment of tasting that stuff for the first 3 trips of the season. Now I blow out the lines instead at 40 PSI for 30 minutes or so and pour a bit of the antifreeze in the p traps. I like this adapter for the city water connection that allows the compressor to run without having to stand there and hold the air hose. Amazon.com: Camco 36143 Blow Out Plug with Brass Quick Connect: Automotive As for the pump, if you are concerned about the pump being damaged if you were unable to remove all the water, you can consider a pump converter winterizing kit like this Camco one and then only enough antifreeze to enter the pump and the adjacent line. That limits the amount of yucky taste you have to put up with in the spring and protects the pump. On my current rig, I don't use one because the drain line method on my Chinook actually involves turning a couple of ball valves and the pump pulls water from the tank and the adjacent line through the drain valve and will do so until it runs dry. (Camco pump winterizing kit here) Amazon.com: Camco 36543 Pump Converter Winterizing Kit: Automotive

Oh - and concerned about running your pump dry? At least in my case, Shurflo says it is safe to allow it to run dry. Classic Series Water Pumps - SHURflo
Been using the Air Pressure system on my Old Beast the last 14 years and have never had issues- - 40 wind chills last year for over a week.

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