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Old 10-12-2019, 07:18 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by NXR View Post
Never having winterized before I'm curious about the "drain the low points" statement. I thought that the low point drains would drain everything except the tanks and traps, because, you know, they're the low point of the water system.

Or do I not know what a "low point drain" is?

I have two sets of drains on each side of the RV. Our shower is on the entry side and all other fixtures on the other side.

If I drain those it gets most of the water out of the lines in case we get a short freeze but not all the water drains completely so when we're done for the season I'll blow the lines out with a compressor and then add antifreeze. If I think we'll squeeze out a couple weekends in November I might not add the antifreeze and just blow out the lines.

The fresh water tank is easy to drain because it has a separate valve for draining.

The waste tanks get drained every time we use it so those are never a concern.

The hot water tank can also get drained pretty quick if I get nervous.

The traps don't worry me until we get daytime temps below freezing.

In other words I semi winterize if we're going to keep using it late into the fall, enough so I can finish the job pretty quick if the weather changes fast.

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