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Old 10-13-2010, 05:14 AM   #1
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I ran antifreeze though all my lines but there was still water in all lines. Yet on the antifreeze jugs it says to remove all water before you run antifreeze through or it will expand and damage lines. SO does everyone blow out lines first? Any help would be appreaciated.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:00 AM   #2
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open all you low point drains and make sure you empty the hot water tank, I then blow out all the lines to clear them of all the water, some guys quit there, I don't I then pump the lines full of anti-freeze, pretty cheap insurance, but there should be no water in the lines...watch the air pressure, I do mine at 40psi, then open one faucet at a time till all the water is gone, take your time, it's not hard to do....
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:12 AM   #3
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This will be the first year I personally winterize my Sunset Trail, and I will be blowing the lines out. The past couple of years it was in the shop for end of season warranty work and I just had them winterize, and they blew the lines out. Worked just fine.

RV Tech tells me it's okay to go to 50 - 55 psi but to watch the regulator.

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Old 10-13-2010, 06:50 AM   #4
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open all you low point drains and make sure you empty the hot water tank, I then blow out all the lines to clear them of all the water, some guys quit there, I don't I then pump the lines full of anti-freeze, pretty cheap insurance, but there should be no water in the lines...watch the air pressure, I do mine at 40psi, then open one faucet at a time till all the water is gone, take your time, it's not hard to do....
X2. I use 40 psi and it works great. Be sure to open the low point drains and get some anti-freeze to that point. This is often overlooked as is the outside shower if you have one. If you have a black tank flush option be sure to blow that out with air. Can not hurt to put some antifreeze in that line also.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:18 AM   #5
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:48 AM   #6
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dont forget the outdoor shower and antifreeze in the drain traps
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:30 AM   #7
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Never thought about the sewer flush. Good excuse to go to the site this weekend.

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Old 10-13-2010, 02:34 PM   #8
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I drain the water heater, put it on bypass, then open all the faucets and the low point drains. Once the low point drains stop I close all the faucets and low points and drop the pump hose into the rv antifreeze and turn on the pump. Then open and close each faucet and each low point until the pink stuff comes out of each. Pour about a cup of antifreeze down each trap. This has worked for years and I have never used air to blow out the lines first. Don't really know if it matters. Edited by: dalemac377
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I'll second on dalemac377's process. I have owned RVs for 19 years and have never blown out the lines. I just put the pink stuff in and run each faucet (both hot and cold) and the toilet until each runs bright pink. This puts some in the traps also.
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Ditto to the above 2 posts. This method has worked for the last 2 trailers over 6 years. Good points to remember the outside shower and the toilet.
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