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Old 09-20-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Winterizing in Central Texas??

I'm brand new to owning a TT and I am unsure about winterizing. I live in the Austin area and it does hit 32 degrees occasionally, but not regularly or for long. Should I winterize here, is it necassary? Also if you always plan on using inline water hook up at a camp site is is necassary to sanitize your holding tank ever? Thanks, all and any advice is welcome even if it strays off topic. If you think I need to know, please tell me!
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I'm brand new to owning a TT and I am unsure about winterizing. I live in the Austin area and it does hit 32 degrees occasionally, but not regularly or for long. Should I winterize here, is it necassary? Also if you always plan on using inline water hook up at a camp site is is necassary to sanitize your holding tank ever? Thanks, all and any advice is welcome even if it strays off topic. If you think I need to know, please tell me!
I'd atleast drain Hw tank and blow out the lines as well as drain the low points.

But ultimately your at your own risk on what a broken line or trap is going to set you back.

I can't imagine you'd never use your fw tank but if you don't I guess there's no reason to sanitize it.

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I'd atleast drain Hw tank and blow out the lines as well as drain the low points.

But ultimately your at your own risk on what a broken line or trap is going to set you back.

I can't imagine you'd never use your fw tank but if you don't I guess there's no reason to sanitize it.

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Drain everything, blow it out, use a lil antifreeze in the toilet and drains.....thats it.....

And i would still sanitize the tank when you use it first time every year....

Using the city water is great till you are at a campground on well water and the pump goes out shutting down water to the park.....

Happened to me 2x this year!......now i fill holding tank half way when setting up every time!...

West tx here btw....

Enjoy!!
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I'd atleast drain Hw tank and blow out the lines as well as drain the low points.

But ultimately your at your own risk on what a broken line or trap is going to set you back.

I can't imagine you'd never use your fw tank but if you don't I guess there's no reason to sanitize it.

Good luck and have fun !


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Turbo - Just to make sure I and perhaps others understand what you mean when you say "blow out the lines" is that a kit of some sort is required to do this - is this true? I mean you don't simply attach an air hose to the lines and blow. If I recall correctly, some sort of adapter is required to connect the air hose to the line (s).

PS - how about answering my PM.
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Drain everything, blow it out, use a lil antifreeze in the toilet and drains.....thats it.....

And i would still sanitize the tank when you use it first time every year....

Using the city water is great till you are at a campground on well water and the pump goes out shutting down water to the park.....

Happened to me 2x this year!......now i fill holding tank half way when setting up every time!...

West tx here btw....

Enjoy!!
Yes all of the above and if you are in Lubbock - make sure all your dust covers and plugs are installed.
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You need this......and a compressor......or a politician full of hot air.....lol
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Turbo - Just to make sure I and perhaps others understand what you mean when you say "blow out the lines" is that a kit of some sort is required to do this - is this true? I mean you don't simply attach an air hose to the lines and blow. If I recall correctly, some sort of adapter is required to connect the air hose to the line (s).

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There's a plug and a nipple that screws onto your city connection then add 10 or 20 psi regulated.

I'll look for your pm tonight.
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Yes all of the above and if you are in Lubbock - make sure all your dust covers and plugs are installed.
Lubbock.....yep.....and dust cover = enclosed storage......and even then that is debatable
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You need this......and a compressor......or a politician full of hot air.....lol
That tip looks like a tire valve stem - are you supposed to use a hand air pump to blow the air (keep the replies clean)
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Lubbock.....yep.....and dust cover = enclosed storage......and even then that is debatable
I thought that would get your attention

Seriously you and I have discussed Lubbock before and there are many worse places to live.
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