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Old 10-22-2021, 10:24 AM   #1
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I look forward to learning from members of this group. A question: Is air compressor blow out of the lines adequate or should rv antifreeze always be used? Thanks for your imput
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I always do both.. why.. because there are drop points on my rv.. under the kitchen sink and in wet bay.. low points where valves are to drain water. To outside.. . so I blow everything out.. including water heater.. then bypass water heater and pump in 3 gallons of rv antifreeze..
It's pink.. so I can recheck all lines to see if it's in there.. my lines are opaque.. so I see it.. then i open all the lower drop point valves.. draining into jug.. and pour that into black tank.. kinda recycled.. if you understand..
I live in ohio.. so I blow out 1st cold spell then antifreeze when really suppose to get cold..
Look under rig.. for any drain lines.. then open compartment above.. you will find tiny valves on them.. I like to run antifreeze through them a little.. just in case any water gets trapped inside the old valves.. mine is 20yrs old.. many new systems can be different
Good luck and keep us posted oh if you have water heater with a tank.. I run some antifreeze through there.. just a little and leave loosely plugged one or two threads to keep critters out..
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:46 AM   #3
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Oh.. forgot.. watch air compressor.. never use more than 40 pounds.. mine is 175psi.. so I have to remind myself every time to turn regular down to 40psi .. I even have a note on door by city water.. 40psi max..
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Welcome !!

There are many opinions on this subject and most can be found by using the "Search by Google" box at the top right of the page. There is no right or wrong answer but as usual the real answer is "It depends".

There are many good folks here to offer help and advice, glad you could join the party
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

I've always just blown out the lines!

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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group friends here with good information to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up or add information if you can. Thankfully we are full time travelers so we NEVER have to winterize it.

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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