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Old 09-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #21
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The first year we lived in Austin we had snow twice and it got well below freezing several times. For the time and money I would think it would be worth it for the 2 or 3 months that you store it. It would be a long night laying awake in bed on that odd cold spell worrying about all the plumping freezing. Also it takes no time at all to run .20 of bleach into your tank water tank why not just to keep the gunk from growing.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:18 AM   #22
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Well since my TT is at a storage yard 10 minutes away the heater and lights aren't feasible, and draining all lines and adding pink stuff to only the drains as IronJ suggested leaves me w/ nothing special to do come spring either. But listening to your story reminds me how important it is to test all systems in your TT, something might not work and if I waited a few years to find out it would be out of factory warrenty. Although I did get the much debated extended warrenty. Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #23
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Well since my TT is at a storage yard 10 minutes away the heater and lights aren't feasible, and draining all lines and adding pink stuff to only the drains as IronJ suggested leaves me w/ nothing special to do come spring either. But listening to your story reminds me how important it is to test all systems in your TT, something might not work and if I waited a few years to find out it would be out of factory warrenty. Although I did get the much debated extended warrenty. Thanks!
Just a note to thank you for your thread. We live just south of you near Canyon Lake and also have to store our unit at the POA RV storage site located a couple miles from the house.

We're newbies and this thread provided lots of insight. Guess I need to buy an air compressor. Any economical recommendations?
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #24
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hmm.good question.....im not sure how much cfm at 30psi is required to blow out the lines....i usually use my med size 30 gallon compressor to do it, but that just seems like way overkill if your not going to need it for other air tools (spray gun, impact gun ect).....

if a 3gal pancake would work, that would be the most economical....i saw a coupon in harbor freight for 49$....not sure if that would do tho...

20psi is really not that much pressure......maybe an HVLP would work better/cheaper???...hmmmm....maybe ill hook up my 3gal pancake and see what happens!

hopefully someone else has already tried it and will chime in!
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #25
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Borrow one if you can. Fairly expensive for just blowing out your RV water lines. Although they are very handy to have around for other things like ironj said. They sell portable tanks too, but they don't usually have a regulator on them to set the correct pressure.

Ironj I would think a pancake compressor would do it....
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:26 PM   #26
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I was just looking at my harbor freight mailer and there on the front is a coupon for the 3gal pancake compressor for 39$......now i know its not a high end oil compressor, but that is a good deal....plus it is perfect for airing up tires before a trip....if i didnt have a few compressors already, i would buy one just on principle! Lol.....my 3 gal pancake was 4x that much and probably has the same dang chineese motor
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #27
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Sure appreciate the compressor tips, fellas. Would the Black & Decker Airstation do the trick? https://www.google.com/products/cata...w&ved=0CHEQzAM
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Sure appreciate the compressor tips, fellas. Would the Black & Decker Airstation do the trick? https://www.google.com/products/cata...w&ved=0CHEQzAM
I dont think that would have enough air to blow out the lines......im thinking 3gal minimum tank size.....obviously the bigger the better, but to buy a 60gal oilless just for this would be like buying a dually to tow a popup.... ...heck my 60 gal tank gets run maybe once a year.......honestly i use the pancake more than anything.....tires, staples, brads, bikes, ......it does most small things well and is nice and lite!
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I dont think that would have enough air to blow out the lines......im thinking 3gal minimum tank size.....obviously the bigger the better, but to buy a 60gal oilless just for this would be like buying a dually to tow a popup.... ...heck my 60 gal tank gets run maybe once a year.......honestly i use the pancake more than anything.....tires, staples, brads, bikes, ......it does most small things well and is nice and lite!
Had a feeling the B&D Air Station wouldn't do, but I was hopeful because I've got an older model (same specs)... Wound up buying one of these from Amazon: https://sites.google.com/a/k5.milfun...ale-low-prices

Hopefully it will do the trick...
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That should do it....the only reason I was recommending this one is because I thought it was a great value for someone just wanting to air up tires and stuff....


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