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Old 10-19-2017, 10:08 PM   #1
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Winterize or not?

We are in the Washington State Coastal area where it rarely gets below 24-degrees. My plan is to drain all the water lines and tanks, disconnect the batteries, put anti-freeze in the p-traps. Leave furnace on to 50-degrees and continually plugged into shore power with all cupboard doors open. Disconnect water hose empty hot water tank and turn off.

Would that do it safely? Or do I want to pump anti freeze into all my lines and turn off heat?
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:13 PM   #2
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Remember to empty low point drains. They are exposed and freeze easily.

Outdoor showers need to be drained well, too.
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:30 PM   #3
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Are you planning on using it at all over the winter? If not how long will it be in storage? If it will be a while, it's way cheaper to buy antifreeze then the amount of propane you will run through keeping your furnace going through the winter....to give you an idea...on a late fall camping trip a couple years ago with daytime temps in the upper 30's and nightime lows in mid 20's and thermostat set at 68, we went through a 30lb propane tank in 4 days.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:42 AM   #4
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Appreciate your thoughts. If I were not to come back to the RV say in three or four months I would do the anti freeze thing.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:47 AM   #5
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Antifreeze is cheap and it only takes me about 20 min to fill my lines. I personally wouldn't take a chance over something so inexpensive and simple.
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IMHO, no. What if the furnace fails for one reason or another.
How much money would you have to spend on propane compared to a jug of plumbing AF and peace of mind. What about the water trapped inside the outside shower, toilet valve, bathroom shower, kitchen faucet, fresh water pump?
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We live on Camano Island and I simply blow out the lines and put antifreeze in the traps and the toilet and drain the WH.
We don't have hard freezes here.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:50 PM   #9
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Great info. How much air pressure does it take and about how long to blow lines out?
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What do u use to supply air to blow out lines?
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