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Old 10-30-2015, 07:33 PM   #1
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Do I need to winterize ? 2015 Mirada 35BH

Ok so being skeptical of what the dealer tells me I am asking this question here

When we traded our Sunseeker for a 2015 Mirada 35bh earlier this year, the salesmen told us that our unit did not require winterizing. This didn't make any sense to me so now as the season is upon us, I am asking the question to the board

I am located in Atlanta Georgia. It gets below freezing on some nights through the winter, but its not as severe as the north.

Any tips, suggestions & input would be appreciated
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Ok so being skeptical of what the dealer tells me I am asking this question here

When we bought our 2015 Mirada 35bh earlier this year, the salesmen told us that our unit did not require winterizing. This didn't make any sense to me so now as the season is upon us, I am asking the question to the board

I am located in Atlanta Georgia. It gets below freezing on some nights through the winter, but its not as severe as the north.

Any tips, suggestions & input would be appreciated
Freezing weather or not . i would not leave water in the lines , tanks , HWH if unit was not going to be used for awhile , drain it all down . weather you decide to add rv antifreeze is your call . some on here are happy with just blowing the lines out with air
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I have a air compressor in my shop. Where do I blow out the lines from ?
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City water connection. You can buy a female threaded fitting for rv's to connect to your compressor. Control the psi...maybe 30-40 psi should do all you need. Look on YouTube for some videos showing the process. Easy.
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don't forget the p-traps and toilet add the antifreeze there .
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Add the antifreeze in the actually toilet? Please be more specific
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Make sure your compressor is an "oil less" compressor otherwise you will probably contaminate the water lines.....
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Add the antifreeze in the actually toilet? Please be more specific
poor some in the toilet let it sit on top no need to flush it . it will help the seal from drying out .
that's one reason i use antifreeze over air . it helps keep the seals in the faucets lubricated
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poor some in the toilet let it sit on top no need to flush it . it will help the seal from drying out .
that's one reason i use antifreeze over air . it helps keep the seals in the faucets lubricated
Yep and also helps keep out the lovely black tank fumes!!!

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Do I need to winterize ? 2015 Mirada 35BH

Also blow out the black water flush if you have one. Be sure you get all the water out of the shower sprayer including the elbow and the shower head (it holds water when the stop valve is closed). Blow out the outside shower/sprayer if there is one. Be sure to hit ALL the drains with antifreeze. Drain or blow out your external hoses (potable water hose and any extra hose).

Double check that all the water is out of your in-line water filter. If not, remove it and dump it (outside!) then consider if that means there may still be water in the system that has to be blown out again.


See attached great write-up which I found today in an Airsteam owners' magazine while having my Forester done by the dealer (not going to screw it up the first year!).

Being in Atlanta, you probably won't do the steps for putting antifreeze into the lines like we do up here in the frozen northland. Click image for larger version

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