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Old 10-30-2015, 01:06 PM   #21
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Blow out lines with compressed air. Way easier and no residual in spring. Put antifreeze in traps only.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:09 PM   #22
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Blow out lines with compressed air. Way easier and no residual in spring. Put antifreeze in traps only.
You still have to sanitize in the spring so how is it way easier?

Winterized mine with antifreeze in 20 minutes.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:13 PM   #23
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Hereís what I used for my first two fifth wheels (8 seasons). All you need is a length of RV hose and a connector. When winterizing I would disconnect the water line from the water pumpís intake side hook up my winterizing hose to the intake and the other end into the antifreeze jug. When I was done I would disconnect my hose and reconnect the fresh water intake line. Itís much simpler than it might sound.

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Old 10-30-2015, 02:11 PM   #24
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It may take up to 10 gallons of antifreeze if you pour it in the tank!
I did mine with 3 gallons thru the winterizing port.

You may not have one

I'll post a pic of the easily installed winterizing kit.
Figuring 8 to 10 gallons of antifreeze needed if you add to the fw tank, there is a considerable saving using the antifreeze adding system. All you need to do is add a 3 way valve and a couple feet of hose. I've added a photo to show you. I buy my antifreeze at a local Home Depot.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/DOW-South-Win-RV-Antifreeze-with-DOWFROST-147005/202530435

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I have owned many campers and boats and I have always put about 3 or 4 gallons of the pink stuff in the fresh water holding tank. That is enough to fill all the lines and faucets. I also dump some into the toilet and all the traps. In spring just a good fresh water rinse out and you are good to go. I usually put some bleach mixed with water into the fresh water tank to sterilize too. I have never had one problem doing it that way.
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Old 10-30-2015, 04:21 PM   #26
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I have owned many campers and boats and I have always put about 3 or 4 gallons of the pink stuff in the fresh water holding tank. That is enough to fill all the lines and faucets. I also dump some into the toilet and all the traps. In spring just a good fresh water rinse out and you are good to go. I usually put some bleach mixed with water into the fresh water tank to sterilize too. I have never had one problem doing it that way.
But why when you don't need to?
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Hereís what I used for my first two fifth wheels (8 seasons). All you need is a length of RV hose and a connector. When winterizing I would disconnect the water line from the water pumpís intake side hook up my winterizing hose to the intake and the other end into the antifreeze jug. When I was done I would disconnect my hose and reconnect the fresh water intake line. Itís much simpler than it might sound.

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It can be any old hose, don't need to be fw hose. You are adding antifreeze and not going to drink it.

In the photos I posted I used a piece of fw drinking hose because I use it in a 5 gallon jug for emergency water when needed. Put hose in jug, switch valve and turn on the pump. I now have 5 gallons of fresh water.

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Old 11-08-2015, 08:14 AM   #28
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I use the attached checklist for winterizing my TT which has an RV AF port beside the city water connection. Just tick off the items in order and you will have everything covered. I don't have a compressor so blowing out the lines with air is not doable for me. Enjoy
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