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Old 01-11-2014, 01:13 AM   #1
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Froze my lines

I went and loaded my TT for a trip next weekend and found my water lines obviously had froze. I thought I had everything drained but apparently not, I found my kitchen sink head popped of on the counter along with water. After pulling the caps on the low point drains I was amazed how much water came out again after being done once before the freeze along with the water heater. The sink head popped right back on and the cover screwed back down, I was wondering if it's designed to pop off to prevent the water lines from cracking? I found no other water anywhere inside my TT so I hope everything else is ok. 14 degrees in South Texas doesn't happen often. lol
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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I always leave the low point drain caps off after winterizing. Some say bugs get in , but they will flush out when water hooked up in spring. And leave every tap open. And water heater drain plug out.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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That's why I always drain, and then run pink stuff through. But that's all woulda shoulda coulda. I know sometimes when I have drained using the low point drains I think I have everything out and then I tilt the trailer and get more out. I also make sure the fresh tank is reading on empty and I too leave the drain plug out of the hot water heater. I do however keep my low point drain caps on but then again I have the pink stuff sitting in there. When draining and running antifreeze you can't forget about the outside shower and toilet lines as well. We run til pink comes out everywhere. We also run some into both grey and black tanks just to make sure there good. If you don't want yo run pink stuff then blowing out the lines with an air compressor set around 40 psi will help. But you will need to get a Blow out plug for that. Wal-Mart carries them too. I would be worried something you can't see is already cracked. Good luck.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #4
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Hooked up to water today and all is good. No leaks after 3 hours of pressure.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:22 PM   #5
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Shane:
Glad it is all OK. Gotta watch those temperatures.I remember Keith giving me the Yeti eye when I pointed out he said never needed to winterize.Get one of those blowout adapter and hit it with compressed air when you shut her down for an extended period. I have not used Pink stuff in the lines only in the P-traps for a few years now just blow it out and had no problems even up here with the cold and snow.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:24 PM   #6
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Shane, glad to see that everything worked out for you. Where are you camping right now? In Tejas?

Aileen, where are your low point drains on your Zinger? We did not find anything to drain other than our fresh water tank. We blew everything and pinked it all. Just concerned that we missed a hidden something or other. Personally, I think they should be clearly marked on a diagram or something. IMHO.

We were in the 60s today in VA. Having all seasons this week. Just plain crazy.

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Old 01-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #7
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Sounds like you dodged the bullet. Glad to hear all was okay.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:26 PM   #8
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It's always better safe than sorry to winterize your Rv. Either way, blow or pink, will save you possible damage. Only takes a few below freezing nites to suffer damage. Glad it turned out OK for you.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:24 PM   #9
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Shane, glad to see that everything worked out for you. Where are you camping right now? In Tejas?

Aileen, where are your low point drains on your Zinger? We did not find anything to drain other than our fresh water tank. We blew everything and pinked it all. Just concerned that we missed a hidden something or other. Personally, I think they should be clearly marked on a diagram or something. IMHO.

We were in the 60s today in VA. Having all seasons this week. Just plain crazy.

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The low point drains are under the trailer on the passenger side kind of between the fresh water input and the hot water heater.


Look under your trailer for two little white plastic caps. Twist the cap off to drain. If you ran pink stuff through you should be ok for now.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:24 PM   #10
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my low point drains are at the back of mine.
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Pink stuff is very inexpensive and safe
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