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Old 10-13-2014, 03:01 AM   #31
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I live in the Great White North where winter temps can get as low as -40 and have done nothing but blow out my water lines for the last 15 years (my wife claimed she could taste the antifreeze even after rinsing the system several times) and have never had a problem. A small residual amount of water in the lines and tanks should be okay as long as your piping is plastic (it does have some flexibility). Be sure to add antifreeze to drains so that the traps are filled.

In the spring all I have to do is hook up the water and go. No flushing lines or tanks😀.
Ditto - and one would be able to spring for a decent compressor for a fraction of what one would spend for all that "pink" over time.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:37 AM   #32
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Ditto X2 on Rhoyle's post. I've been doing air-only (and a wee bit of pink for p-traps) for 9 years without a problem. Might take a little longer in the fall but is a whole lot faster getting ready for the first trip in the spring. No flushing, no sanitizing - fill and go.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:24 AM   #33
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Winterizing help - Air Compressors

FR manual says to use compressed air or RV Antifreeze. I don't fully understand why some people use both. Is it based on experience or "gut feeling" or simply "better safe than sorry?"
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:32 AM   #34
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The fear of fixing a valve or Pipe is stronger than thier fear of more work!...lol...either method DONE PROPERLY will work....

I drain what I can via reg method (low point and wh plug) then pop on the compressor ....open each line until dry air shoots out , then pour some pink in all yhe drains...

Course its not quite 'arctic' here in west texas. Lol
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:25 PM   #35
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One thing to keep in mind is to use an oil-less compressor or use a filter to filter out any oil in the airlines to prevent contamination of your camper water lines.
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:32 PM   #36
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One thing to keep in mind is to use an oil-less compressor or use a filter to filter out any oil in the airlines to prevent contamination of your camper water lines.
Silly question...but if I am shopping for an air compressor how do I know if it's oil-less or not?
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Most of the inexpensive ones are oil-less. You can get one at Harbor Freight for $50! The ones that use oil have a reservoir for oil and a dipstick.
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