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Old 09-22-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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Winter Prep

I have a Flagstaff 30WRKSS. We live in the west central Georgia area. Because of the mild winters I hope to use my TT during this time, but occasionally we have a run of days that the temp will drop down below freezing. I had hoped to avoid pumping my system with RV antifreeze. Do you think draining the system and turning on the sub heating system in the floor area will be enough to protect my unit?
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:12 AM   #2
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I live in NE PA.
From late Oct to late Dec I just drain the lines, blow them out with about 20psi from my garage air compressor & leave the faucets open.
Over 20 yrs & four different RVs I haven’t had a problem.
Up here until late Dec it does drop below 32f but never long enough to be a concern to me.
Each person has their own comfort level with regard to cold weather preparedness.
“You” have to do what will help “you” sleep at night.

We camp in our 5er from late March to late Dec.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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Thanks Dave, I know your winters are a little more brutal than ours...
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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I'd 2nd the blowing out of lines. I guess with campers smaller hose diameters an air compressor with a 20psi pressure regulator might do the job.

I have an Air Supply Cyclone blower/vac that I use to blow my pool lines out. Plenty of power for lifting up to 160 inch column of water, but well below safe PSI limits for hoses and plumbing. Does an awesome job. Kind of expensive just to use on your camper - but a good option. I use it to blow out my water hoses so I can leave them outside in the winter without destroying the hose reels.

If you don't have a compressor (or pool closing blower like I do) you can probably get enough pressure from the blower port on a higher end rated shop vac for blowing out your plumbing lines too.
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However from late Dec to late March I do use the pink stuff.
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