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 11-22-2015, 09:22 AM   #51
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only blow out lines with air, pour some AF down toilet(s) and sink(s). I do this several times between late November and early March. We use the RV year round tho only 4 or five times between Nov and March.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:34 AM   #52
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I blow the lines out with air and fill with AF (bypassing the water heater and fresh water tank.)
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:13 PM   #53
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Sure, there are lots of opinions. I didn't ask for opinions.

You did "if the antifreeze is not needed in the lines, why do it?"


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Old 11-22-2015, 07:03 PM   #54
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You did "if the antifreeze is not needed in the lines, why do it?"


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Well, obviously that question was a bit rhetorical. There is no reason to do it if it is not needed, unless one wants to waste time, money, and resources.

People are certainly welcome to express opinions in this thread, but I was trying to determine if anyone has actually had problems.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:17 AM   #55
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You only realize you "needed" antifreeze AFTER you discover the cracked, spewing, water spraying all into your rv when you hook up the system as you leave on a trip!!
I used the "air" and trap method for years; not anymore!! 😳 I hate bad surprises!
We live in Atlanta.
Remember all of those little elbows in your piping are "plastic" and any droplets of trapped water can force a crack.
With these new ez winterization systems why risk it? Takes 10 more minutes and 3 gallons of RV Antifreeze.
I drain; use air; pump anti freeze.
30 minutes start to finish.
We re winterize a few times a season.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:18 AM   #56
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You only realize you "needed" antifreeze AFTER you discover the cracked, spewing, water spraying all into your rv when you hook up the system as you leave on a trip!!
I used the "air" and trap method for years; not anymore!! 😳 I hate bad surprises!
We live in Atlanta.
Remember all of those little elbows in your piping are "plastic" and any droplets of trapped water can force a crack.
With these new ez winterization systems why risk it? Takes 10 more minutes and 3 gallons of RV Antifreeze.
I drain; use air; pump anti freeze.
30 minutes start to finish.
We re winterize a few times a season.
Just to be clear, are you saying that you had pipes to burst after using the air and trap method in Atlanta?
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:34 PM   #57
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AF only. When I see pink, I know I'm done. I start with the outside shower since it is the furthest, then the toilet, then the bathroom sink, and lastly the kitchen. Uses two gallons. The third gallon fills the the traps and several inches in the toilet to keep the seal moist throughout the winter.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:13 PM   #58
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Cracked fitting in Atlanta

YES! Fortunately I stopped at a local RV center and fixed it in 20 minutes!
Was heading to Florida in December.
Fitting was a plastic "L" in back of toilet. Was a 2011 Keystone fifth wheel. Traded because of floor plan. Was good unit.
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YES! Fortunately I stopped at a local RV center and fixed it in 20 minutes!
Was heading to Florida in December.
Fitting was a plastic "L" in back of toilet. Was a 2011 Keystone fifth wheel. Traded because of floor plan. Was good unit.
I would bet that the line running to the toilet would be the most susceptible to having water left in it if you only blow out the lines with air. I wonder how many people think to depress the foot pedal while the air is being blown through. I'm not sure I would.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:48 PM   #60
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I would bet that the line running to the toilet would be the most susceptible to having water left in it if you only blow out the lines with air. I wonder how many people think to depress the foot pedal while the air is being blown through. I'm not sure I would.

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