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Old 11-13-2014, 11:50 AM   #2281
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?

Probably just in the traps and toilet like I did but I only used 2 gallons as I wanted a little in the grey and black tanks.

Not sure on needing 3 though.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:51 AM   #2282
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
I have two reasons: You can never blow all the water out of the lines and last year we hit -28 F at my rural property where I keep my TT. Cheap insurance.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:13 PM   #2283
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I have two reasons: You can never blow all the water out of the lines and last year we hit -28 F at my rural property where I keep my TT. Cheap insurance.
I agree. Cheap Insurance. And some people might forget to add anti-freeze to the traps where there is also water. I also add some to the toilet bowl which helps keep the valve lubricated.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #2284
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
It's "belt and suspenders". Blowing out the lines first means that the pink stuff isn't diluted. Adding pink stuff after blowing out the lines means you will protect the places where water still gets stuck in a dip or low point.

From my reading- lots of people only blow out lines, lots of people only push in the pink stuff, lots of do both, and lots of jerks go south to where it's warm.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:21 PM   #2285
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I feel confident the way I did mine. After running things 1 by 1 until they weren't pushing water out I ran 40psi with everything open for almost 30 min. So I feel the air going through the lines that long dried them out fairly decently. If not I guess I'll have some pluming to do. :doh:
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:24 PM   #2286
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What did you do to your camper today?

I will say one thing I will do differently is drive around with the fresh water tank drain open... I thought I had it all out and when I dropped it off at the dealer last week. I opened it just to make sure and probably another maybe 5 gallons came out... Guess I have a low spot in the tank.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:41 PM   #2287
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I will say one thing I will do differently is drive around with the fresh water tank drain open... I thought I had it all out and when I dropped it off at the dealer last week. I opened it just to make sure and probably another maybe 5 gallons came out... Guess I have a low spot in the tank.

I dump my tanks and low point drains and then hook up the air compressor and open one thing at a a time to make sure also pour a quart of antifreeze in fresh water tank


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Old 11-13-2014, 01:37 PM   #2288
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For many years now I've blown them out with no problems where we get -30 temps every winter. You'll never get it all out but the very little water remaining will have room to expand.

I also blow out my underground sprinklers and have never had any freeze damage. Can't get all the water out of them as well so I usually will have a couple frozen heads in the spring until the ground warms up enough to thaw them.
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In anticipation of the freeze blowing through I dropped the water back out, changed the oil in the generators, and managed to brush the slide with the back corner of the truck. Yeah, that's irritating.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:06 PM   #2290
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...and lots of jerks go south to where it's warm.
I resemble/resent that remark, who is you calling "Jerk"?
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