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    TxStrumRV Repair Club:
    October 31, 2020I am winterizing my motorhome plumbing for the first time, and I just discovered that an air compressor and special fitting is recommended. My motorhome did not seem to have any antifreeze in the lines when I bought it in February, so I assumed that simpl...  more
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      MRJohnston October 31, 2020 If you have used it at all, simply draining the tanks is not sufficient.   You MUST get the water out of the lines also.  If you don’t have a compressor then you’ll have to use the pink RV antifreeze and draw it into the whole water system EXCEP...  more
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        RF Maude October 31, 2020 To be ABSOLUTELY SAFE, yes.  I live just south of Dallas(North Central Texas, and have NEVER had  to do more than "drain" the systems. The temp here very rarely goes below freezing, and iff it does, it's only for a couple oif hours, not long eno...  more
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      Bandit455 October 31, 2020 you can do it with compressed air, as dealers do, but I prefer to flood with RV antifreeze. Dealers use compressed air because when you bring a used RV in on trade it costs money to buy 1-2 or in some cases 3 gallons of antifreeze. They all have a compres...  more
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      TheClearyClan October 31, 2020 Here' the video I used to learn how to winterize without a compressor. The differance is I pump the antifreeze into my fresh water tank after it has been emptied. The hose and pump for sucking the antifreeze out of the jugs is under the bed a...  more
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      Jim & Sharon Ham October 31, 2020 The easy way is to just dump four gallons of RV Antifreeze into the fresh water tank, and then run each faucet and toilet until pink flows.  Leave some in  the P traps below each sink and shower plus the toilet bowl.  (This assumes a water ...  more
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        wannabervin October 31, 2020 But then you have to flush the fresh water tank when dewinterizing. Better to just pump the antifreeze directly from the jugs?
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      Jim & Sharon Ham October 31, 2020 True, but not a problem.  When we arrive at our snowbird campground with full hookups,  we flush the whole water system several times to get rid of the pink stuff.  We then go thru the sanitize procedure and flush several more times to get ...  more
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      Tony and Dot November 1, 2020 AFTER HARRICANE SANDY I had to go back to NJ to restore my home. The only thing I can get a hold of was a vacuum cleaner. I used the vacuum cleaner exhaust against my water intake to blow out the lines and it work lake a chime.  
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      Kevin & Leslie November 1, 2020 My suggestion is to sell the house and move someplace warmer and live in the RV!
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        Tony and Dot November 4, 2020 Sold the house this July for under a mill, how in Arizona. 
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      TxStrum November 2, 2020 I think I will pass on the air compressor and just rely on draining the tanks and using  antifreeze everywhere, running all fixtures until they show pink. I would turn the 3 hot water valves to shut off the hot water tank without any antifreeze, trus...  more
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      Jim & Sharon Ham November 2, 2020 Your plan to turn the valves to cut off the water heater will save 6 gallons of antifreeze.  But then to be safe, remove the big anode rod/drain fitting on outside to get all the water our of the tank.  Leave it open for a couple of days to dry ...  more
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      Dan&Jo November 4, 2020 We use the air compressor method and have for 40 years without any problems. We use about 2 cups of antifreeze also. Connect air compressor to city water connection turn on each faucet until no water. Drain hot water tank and open low point drains. Add ab...  more
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        wannabervin November 4, 2020 Does that protect your pump?
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        TxStrum November 4, 2020 What kind of air compressor do you use? Did it cost $300? 
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