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Old 10-04-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Winterizing drains & Traps

I don't see normal P-traps in my Sabre drains. I do see some sort of expanded white fitting that I assume service as a vapor break.

What should I do for drain winterization. I normally would dump enough of pink stuff to cover the bottom of the tanks and planned on doing the same with the new rig. Does that sound ok.

Also..the washer/ dryer hookup has a drain that is still "factory" plugged because we have not used it (yet). Do I need to remove the plug and pour anti-freeze down there as well?
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Not sure what is in the washer drain, but it can't hurt to put "pink" wherever water used to go.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Factory or dealer might have poured water down the W/D drain to test for leaks. Better to pour some antifreeze down it and be safe.
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I don't see normal P-traps in my Sabre drains. I do see some sort of expanded white fitting that I assume service as a vapor break.

What should I do for drain winterization. I normally would dump enough of pink stuff to cover the bottom of the tanks and planned on doing the same with the new rig. Does that sound ok.

Also..the washer/ dryer hookup has a drain that is still "factory" plugged because we have not used it (yet). Do I need to remove the plug and pour anti-freeze down there as well?
Yes, you must asume the factory water tested the vwasher drain trap before they plugged it.
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I don't see normal P-traps in my Sabre drains. I do see some sort of expanded white fitting that I assume service as a vapor break.

What should I do for drain winterization. I normally would dump enough of pink stuff to cover the bottom of the tanks and planned on doing the same with the new rig. Does that sound ok.

Also..the washer/ dryer hookup has a drain that is still "factory" plugged because we have not used it (yet). Do I need to remove the plug and pour anti-freeze down there as well?
If the W/D drain has the plug glued in, I doubt if there has ever been water in it. If it is a screw on cap or screw in plug, you definitely need to protect it.
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It's not a screw-in cap. It is a blue poly cap that looks like it is just pressed in. I will probably remove it and pour some just to be on the safe side....

But for now...nor more talk of winterinzing....We are about to leave for a long weekend trip to northern michigan, and then we will take it out for our final trip to a nearby Casino RV resort where we always do winterizing in early Nov. And since our first trip of the season is the last weekend in March, we can tell people that we camp 9 months in Michiagn.

It's always sad for us though. When I see the first end display of RV antifreeze in the store, it reminds me when i was younger and saw the first display of school supplies.

Thanks all for the comments.
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Just one more, head for Florida or Arizona: No winterize!!!!!
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