View Poll Results: How do you winterize?
blow out lines with air, pump AF throughout 64 39.26%
only blow out lines with air, pour some AF down toliet(s) and sink(s) 36 22.09%
only blow out lines with air, don't use AF at all 5 3.07%
only use AF, don't blow out lines 54 33.13%
other 4 2.45%
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:39 PM   #41
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:29 AM   #42
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:58 AM   #43
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Has anyone ever had a problem blowing out the air and then pouring AF in the traps? It has always worked for me, but I live in Alabama. Sometimes it does get down around 0 F here in winter. It might depend on where you live, but if the antifreeze is not needed in the lines, why do it?
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:25 AM   #45
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Has anyone ever had a problem blowing out the air and then pouring AF in the traps? It has always worked for me, but I live in Alabama. Sometimes it does get down around 0 F here in winter. It might depend on where you live, but if the antifreeze is not needed in the lines, why do it?


There are 50 pages or so of opinions about this in the winterizing section under general Forest River community. It depends on who you ask. Some of us believe blowing out the lines doesn't get every last bit of water out and the remnants can remain in faucets and connectors as well as pool in low points. Stand by for opposing opinions.

Here's a little experiment I'm thinking of videotaping. Take a gallon milk jug and rinse it out. Turn it upside down and let all the water out. Shake it vigorously and repeatedly until all the water is out. Set it down on the counter and come back in 10 minutes. Turn it upside down and pour the rest of the water out.


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Has anyone ever had a problem blowing out the air and then pouring AF in the traps? It has always worked for me, but I live in Alabama. Sometimes it does get down around 0 F here in winter. It might depend on where you live, but if the antifreeze is not needed in the lines, why do it?
Beating a dead horse but It depends a lot on where you live and the RV. But to answer your question. Yes If you do it alone & miss getting all the water out of a valve or an end point. Such as a toilet valve or a spray connection. With the pink stuff you can see that it is there.

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There are 50 pages or so of opinions about this in the winterizing section under general Forest River community. It depends on who you ask. Some of us believe blowing out the lines doesn't get every last bit of water out and the remnants can remain in faucets and connectors as well as pool in low points. Stand by for opposing opinions.

Here's a little experiment I'm thinking of videotaping. Take a gallon milk jug and rinse it out. Turn it upside down and let all the water out. Shake it vigorously and repeatedly until all the water is out. Set it down on the counter and come back in 10 minutes. Turn it upside down and pour the rest of the water out.


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Has anyone ever had a problem blowing out the air and then pouring AF in the traps? It has always worked for me, but I live in Alabama. Sometimes it does get down around 0 F here in winter. It might depend on where you live, but if the antifreeze is not needed in the lines, why do it?

What do you mean by "blowing out the air"?


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What do you mean by "blowing out the air"?


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Should be blow out WITH air...
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What do you mean by "blowing out the air"
I think we all know what he means. He simply used the wrong word. He typed "the" instead of "with."

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