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Old 01-15-2013, 06:20 PM   #21
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i've done it both ways w/o damage.
when i just blew it out, i would put some heat on inside when it really got cold just in case i missed something. (even here, the inside of the trailer will get below freezing).
this year i did it a little different with the anti freeze. i installed a 1/2" pipe in place of the filter. drained the filter and went ahead and replaced the cartridge. after i flush it out, i will put the filter back in the line. i use 1.75 gal of antifreeze.



i'm always afraid that i'm not getting everything out when i blow it out. the anti freeze is just insurance. believe it is cheaper to put the antifreeze in than putting a little heat inside and a light bulb by the pump.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #22
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filter housing doesn't have to be flushed.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:29 PM   #23
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I prefer using antifreeze, but if you do that, there really isn't any reason to blow the lines with air. Either one is an effective method of winterizing, but both together is really overkill.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #24
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My friend remembered his toilet bowl seal but forgot about his toilet valve. A hard west Texas freeze cracked that little bugger in his V-Cross.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #25
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My friend remembered his toilet bowl seal but forgot about his toilet valve. A hard west Texas freeze cracked that little bugger in his V-Cross.
i can relate to that. mine froze but didn't crack. i found it by trying to flush and breaking the foot peddle. was unable to buy the peddle alone; had to buy valve and peddle.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #26
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We have been winterizing our boat so long - two engines, gen set, two A/C, (all water cooled) and water system, including an ice maker, that doing just the water system in our trailer was a breeze. I went from16 gals of pink anti-freeze to just over a gallon this year...thought I was getting a great bargain.

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #27
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all we ever do is blow out our lines i then go around and dump antifreez into the trap and call it a seson we live in northern mn were it does get cold for weeks damn cold
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #28
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I live outside of Atlanta, GA and in our old PUP we just blew out the lines. But, in the new TT I was nervous about the lines potentially freezing with some recent cold snaps so just did the pink stuff in them to be safe. Ours is a Shamrock 23IKSS new model and it has a anti-freeze inlet port so we only needed about a gallon to do the whole thing. Pretty easy and felt better to be safe than sorry.
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okay so today I went down to the rv... took a jug of RV AF and our niffty new little RV Antirfreeze hand pump kit. WOW! That little gadget is wonderful!

I was abel to add AF to our lines by meself.. and only used a littel over a half a gallon of AF. We have a small rig and lines are not long. Got pink juice to come out of toilet, all faucets and put some in the p-traps.

I figure at $3 a gallon for AF.. its cheap insurance. Way cheaper then having to get new lines, facuets or toilet valve.
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okay so today I went down to the rv... took a jug of RV AF and our niffty new little RV Antirfreeze hand pump kit. WOW! That little gadget is wonderful!

I was abel to add AF to our lines by meself.. and only used a littel over a half a gallon of AF. We have a small rig and lines are not long. Got pink juice to come out of toilet, all faucets and put some in the p-traps.

I figure at $3 a gallon for AF.. its cheap insurance. Way cheaper then having to get new lines, facuets or toilet valve.
Perfect!
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