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Old 10-14-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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Just wondering what the thoughts are on using the air / blow method or running the pink stuff?

Last Friday it got below freezing here and used the air method the first ever in the 5 years that we have been RV'ing. Gotta say it was quick and easy. Used a friends home built air valve that screwed in the city water inlet, drained the HW heater, set the compressor at just under 40psi and began to open all faucets, including the toliet and outside faucet. All in all in took about 15 mins.

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Old 10-14-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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i do both. i use less than 1 gal. of antifreeze. i think the quality of the faucets and water pump are marginal at best so a little antifreeze inside them makes me feel better.
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I use just air have been doing this for years with no problems. I will go over my steps about 4 times to make sure allwater is out. I then put the pink in all drains. I have a friend who puts the pink in and then drains it all out the low point drains before blowing air through. He catches the antifreeze to put in drains.
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I have never used the air method, till this year I bought a blow out hose from camping world and I am going to try the air method but I will also use anti-freeze, the winter's here get pretty fridgid so I will use the anti freeze, we have camped for over 30 yrs and I have always used anti-freeze, a few gallons of anti-freeze is alot cheaper than a repair job, I just feel safer when I see all the lines full of the pink stuff....probably jusrt a mental thing...LOL
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:31 AM   #5
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where are the low point drains on my 2008 sunset trail ?
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:53 AM   #7
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I prefer antifreeze. Once I have all the lines full, I know there is no pocket of water left behind to wreak havoc on our unit over the winter.
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With the 40 below winters up here in the north I use antifreeze and lots of it. Usually good for 15 gallons (thanks Home Depot). Never had a problem and won't chance it for a couple of bucks.
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WOW 15 GALLONS!!! you must be putting it in your fresh water tank. must be fun in the spring flushing that tank.
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With the 40 below winters up here in the north I use antifreeze and lots of it. Usually good for 15 gallons (thanks Home Depot). Never had a problem and won't chance it for a couple of bucks.
We'll see -15 here, but 15 gallons?? Does your unit not have the winterizing kit (hose) attached to the water pump? Are you also filling the water heater? If so that can be bypassed. I use just under 3 gallons for my whole unit, and my unit is pretty long.
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