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Old 10-20-2015, 01:43 PM   #1
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trailer winterization

first travel trailer purchase ever, FLT21FBRS ultralite, & would like some tip or insight to winterize. Live in Colorado mtns @ 8000 ft so fairly cold during winter months. Have been to FR site & reviewed video incredibly helpful.

Do you subscribe to blowing H2O lines out & filling traps, toilet etc with RV antifreeze or pumping RV antifreeze throughout system?

I have a H2O purification system what do you use for bypass line ILO of cannister?

Any hidden areas that need attention that aren't readily recognizable?

thanks all, evergreen 1
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
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I do both.
Blow out.
Suck antifreeze thruout.

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Old 10-20-2015, 06:36 PM   #3
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I do both as well.
Make sure you winterize the outdoor shower... As well as the city water inlet... And blowout the black tank flush, if equipped.


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first step, drain and by-pass water heater. After blowing out with air, drain the low point drains. Water stays trapped since it has no place to go.
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Pinked mine last weekend.




No air, I find it redundant.
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Pinked mine last weekend.

No air, I find it redundant.

It's air for me. I don't find it redundant.

Once you blow out the system and start pumping in antifreeze, just as soon as you see pink, it's all good. No chance of it being diluted by what was left in the lines somewhere. Use less antifreeze too.
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It's air for me. I don't find it redundant.

Once you blow out the system and start pumping in antifreeze, just as soon as you see pink, it's all good. No chance of it being diluted by what was left in the lines somewhere. Use less antifreeze too.
Takes 1 1/2 gallons to do the lines, the last half goes down the traps.

That's less than 8 bucks worth.
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Pinked mine last weekend.

No air, I find it redundant.
air is free. No sense using antifreeze to push the water out, diluting it at the same time.
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air is free. No sense using antifreeze to push the water out, diluting it at the same time.
It is not....

I gotta pay the power bill.....

Besides I doubt it get diluted enough to hurt much.
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I do both.
Blow out.
Suck antifreeze thruout.

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X2 - Probably the air would enough but I do both air and pink stuff...
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