View Poll Results: Which method do you utilize to winterize your RV.
RV Antifreeze only 35 33.98%
Blow out lines 17 16.50%
Blow out lines and RV antifreeze 50 48.54%
None/Head south for the winter 1 0.97%
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:06 AM   #1
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Winterizing method poll

Ok it's that time of year again, so I thought a poll would help those deciding which method they want to use for wintering.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:18 AM   #2
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Drain at low point. Drain and bypass water heater. Drain water tank. Blow lines with low pressure air. Pull suction line off water pump, hook up tubing, stick end in jug of antifreeze and pump through each faucet. Burp fresh water inlet line and low point drains. Oh, forgot the house water filter. Pull and drain. Put 1/2 litre water bottle in filled with water. Reinstall before pumping. Uses less antifreeze that way.
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Drain at low point. Drain and bypass water heater. Drain water tank. Blow lines with low pressure air. Pull suction line off water pump, hook up tubing, stick end in jug of antifreeze and pump through each faucet. Burp fresh water inlet line and low point drains. Oh, forgot the house water filter. Pull and drain. Put 1/2 litre water bottle in filled with water. Reinstall before pumping. Uses less antifreeze that way.
The water bottle filled with water doesn't freeze? We also usually do both methods. This will be our first year with the whole house filter. Does antifreeze hurt the filter or is it just a method to use less antifreeze?
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The water bottle filled with water doesn't freeze? We also usually do both methods. This will be our first year with the whole house filter. Does antifreeze hurt the filter or is it just a method to use less antifreeze?
You will have install a new filter, the pink will never come out.
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:23 AM   #5
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Remove the (Element) and place (Plastic Bottle) in its place. The Filter (Canister) will be fine. Installing a (Whole house) Filter assy (OUTSIDE) would even be Better! Youroo!!
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The water bottle filled with water doesn't freeze? We also usually do both methods. This will be our first year with the whole house filter. Does antifreeze hurt the filter or is it just a method to use less antifreeze?
Yes, you want to remove the filter element, I should have said that. That way you do not ruin the element. I got the water bottle idea here on the forum. It displaces that amount of antifreeze so you use a little less. This past winter was a bad one (by Virginia standards) with sub-zero temperatures. When I de-winterized in the Spring the bottle was intact.

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Old 10-25-2014, 05:50 PM   #7
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I just used a empty water bottle with the lid screwed back on. Why would you fill it with water?


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winterizing method poll

I blow mine out from the city fill, pump pink through city fill and drain for use later. Making sure pink flows from all faucets, showers and toilet. I drained all tanks, including HW, first.

Almost forgot, I drained the water from the pump.

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I've never used the water bottle in the canister, just take the filter out and re-install the canister. What am missing here? Do you only do it to use less antifreeze?
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Normally I'd do the pink stuff. Since I was picking the tt up from the dealer due to warrantee repairs, I figured I'd buy a couple of gallons. But, since they really messed up the repairs, and had to keep it to fix them, they said they'd do the winterizing. Hmm, after hacking up the bathroom door on the day of pdi, and now the horrible job they did with the stove, should I be buying some pex tubing and connectors over the winter for my spring startup?
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