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Old 10-15-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Winterizing - RV Antifreeze vs. Compressed Air

I am winterizing my Roo 23SS soon and I've been doing my homework on how to do this. I do have a air compressor so I can go either way.
I think I'd rather blow out the lines and add a little anti-freeze to the p-traps and tanks rather than pump anti-freeze into the entire plumbing system. Anyone have any preference on this?
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Tewksbury, fellow MASS Camper here. I used to do the anti-freeze. Been blowing the lines out for years now. Best way to do it in my opinion. Just watch the PSI, I try not to go over 30. We usually go camping one last time at Normandy Farms and do our winterizing on Sunday before we go home.
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Thanks. I've been looking at Normandy Farms. We have never been there. From the pictures on their web site it looks like the sites are not very secluded. Can you recommend any sites with full hook-ups?
We just got back from Glen Ellis in Glen, NH this past weekend. The sites there are packed in but the campground itself is nice.
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Thanks. I've been looking at Normandy Farms. We have never been there. From the pictures on their web site it looks like the sites are not very secluded. Can you recommend any sites with full hook-ups?
We just got back from Glen Ellis in Glen, NH this past weekend. The sites there are packed in but the campground itself is nice.
We usually stay in the 600 t 900 rows. Full hook ups, pull thru. Not secluded but you have planty of space
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #5
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I blow the lines and then add a/freeze, just feel that better safe than sorry.
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I blow the lines. I start with all faucets closed and the drains open. Then I close the drains and blow it once with the faucet nearest the water connection open, then close that one and do it again with the next nearest faucet open, then the next, working my way away from the water connection. Have someone hold the shower head into the shower stall or you'll have water everywhere!
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #7
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Another trick is the take a shop vac and blow out the drain traps, this will leave you only having to use a little pink AF in the tolits.
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Another trick is the take a shop vac and blow out the drain traps, this will leave you only having to use a little pink AF in the tolits.
Ok, so straight up...using a shopvac to blow the water out of the p-traps is genius!
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I blow out the lines as well. I also run a little anti-freeze thru the pump up to the filter canister just to be sure. I use a little adapter I made. I take off the line from the tank on the suction side of the pump. Then using the adapter suck enough anti-freeze thru to just start going into the empty filter canister. My canister is right above my pump so it is easy to do.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #10
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dont forget to open the drain on the hot water heater as well. i used a compressor to blow out the lines on ours and it worked great. 1 gallon of antifreeze for the traps and toilets and done!
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