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Old 10-25-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
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Just got done winterizing

I read the book on winterizing, just got done, hopefully its done right. Blew all lines out with air compressor, flushed black water holding tank, then even sprayed that out with air, opened low point drains to get extra water out, drained both holding tanks, and holding tank, Pumped antifreeze through camper using antifreeze inlet, turned on each side of each faucet one and a time till antifreeze was steady pink, poured some antifreeze in each of the traps and toilet. I then opened up the low point drains again as someone mentioned and left them open, some anti freeze came outy put not a ton. Hopefully leaving them open is the right move? Just have to wait to close it up as its rainy here in NY
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:28 PM   #2
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I would reinstall the low point caps to prevent any possible invasion of things that crawl on more than four legs.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:33 PM   #3
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What's the point of pumping AF in the lines if you drop it on the ground by removing the low point drains ?
Also have you done the outside shower ? You don't mentioned it in your post.
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Yes I would put the drain plug back on after the pink stuff flow for the reason stated above and they won't get misplaced.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:55 PM   #5
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I just put them back in, thought the same thing about critters, Someone mentioned in another post to leave them off in case the antifreeze in the lines become slushy ? I don't know much this is my first year winterizing , should I Repump antifreeze in again?


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I just put them back in, thought the same thing about critters, Someone mentioned in another post to leave them off in case the antifreeze in the lines become slushy ? I don't know much this is my first year winterizing , should I Repump antifreeze in again?


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It would not take much to make sure everything is full, better to top it all off.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:58 PM   #7
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I did the outside shower as well already


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Old 10-25-2015, 03:20 PM   #8
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I would put them back and pump the lines full again...the AF is rated -45 Celcius, no way it's gonna freeze !
Don't forget to drain the HWT by removing the anode and rince the white powder off.
You should be OK
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:44 PM   #9
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Yup hot water heater is empty and cleaned out as well as anode rod, everything is pumped back full of antifreeze, it actually seems way to easy for what dealers like to charge


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Old 10-25-2015, 03:46 PM   #10
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100% agree with you...always did it myself .
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