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Old 10-01-2016, 06:10 PM   #21
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned (I think) is that to be sure you drain your water filter and pull the filter out, if you have one built into your trailer.
Yes.

You can fill the void with an empty water bottle or ping pong balls.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:18 PM   #22
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These are much cheaper than the others in the posts above. You just have to hold the air hose onto them.



$1.86 at Camping World.
No Camping World close to me up here in the Northeast Kingdom ~ bought the same thing at Wally World, about the same price.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:27 PM   #23
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned (I think) is that to be sure you drain your water filter and pull the filter out, if you have one built into your trailer.
That pink stuff will really screw up a filter......don't ask how I know.

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These are much cheaper than the others in the posts above. You just have to hold the air hose onto them.



$1.86 at Camping World.
Small hose clamps. I took a foot long section of clear plastic tubing from Lowe's and found an adapter that would thread onto my air hose. Clamped the clear hose to both fittings and just leave it assembled. Screw one end onto the air hose and the other into the trailer and set to 20 PSI.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:41 PM   #24
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Yes.

You can fill the void with an empty water bottle or ping pong balls.
I'm assuming you don't have a bypass on your filter! I never tried to fill the filter housing, only the bypass... The clear filter housing is off and flipped upside down when I winterize the camper. ( unless I'm missing something... ) I do blow air and then pump the pink antifreeze.
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Wy using air? Since day one, I always put 3 gallons on red stuff in the fresh tank and let all the faucets red stuff comme out and the also the city water inlet leak red and that it.
Winter here gos to 30 below, no problem in 35 years!
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I'm assuming you don't have a bypass on your filter! I never tried to fill the filter housing, only the bypass... The clear filter housing is off and flipped upside down when I winterize the camper. ( unless I'm missing something... ) I do blow air and then pump the pink antifreeze.
My FW did not come with a built in filter.

I have used two types but just use The Camco from Walmart now, easy hookup and I toss it at the end of my season.
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My FW did not come with a built in filter.

I have used two types but just use The Camco from Walmart now, easy hookup and I toss it at the end of my season.
I understand that, my FR Salem did not ether, I purchased the whole house filter and installed it. I'm setup mostly on my own lot and only move it once or twice a year, I use it all year round. The big whole house filter works great for me, the little hose filters only did so so for me, our campground is at the end of our County municipal water line, so it's not the best water out there.
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Wy using air? Since day one, I always put 3 gallons on red stuff in the fresh tank and let all the faucets red stuff comme out and the also the city water inlet leak red and that it.
Winter here gos to 30 below, no problem in 35 years!
Recommended that you do not add antifreeze to FW tank. Too hard to get it out and no need for it.
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That, and it probably just wasted two gallons that weren't needed.
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I use a quick connect blowout plug like this and it's an easy job.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-36143-B...ut+plug+for+rv

I hook it up to my shop air-compressor and set the regulator at 40psi and just keep opening valves starting high until only air comes out.

Drain the WH first and don't forget the outdoor shower if you have one and especially the toilet.

It takes a couple of beers.
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