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Old 10-12-2016, 04:38 PM   #11
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I'm guessing Thor has been going through Jayco's papers and making Their adjustments.
This made me chuckle.
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:03 PM   #12
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Hello all, new Jayco owner here. 2016 Whitehawk 24MBH.

I was reading the manual that came with my trailer and it provided two choices for winterization: air compressor or RV anti-freeze

However, it looks like they removed the air compressor option from their online manual: http://www.jayco.com/files/downloads...s%20Manual.pdf

I know this topic has been debated in other posts, I just found it interesting that they removed it. Wondering if Jayco has realized that antifreeze is the recommended method?
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:41 PM   #13
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I lived where it was frozen solid for 6-7 months a year. Never once had a problem using compressed air in 8 winters. If you take your time and do it properly, leave the taps and valves all open, pour some antifreeze down the p-traps and into the toilet bowl it will be fine. No different than blowing out your underground sprinklers.

Blowing out takes longer than using antifreeze but I hate the smell of RV antifreeze and don't want it in my water lines.
Ditto, why does this keep coming up???? There have been at least 3 other threads on this same subject. Do it how ever you like!!! Done correctly either work fine.
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Of course the OP wasn't touting the virtues of one method over the other. He was just observing that now Jayco has eliminate the air compressor method of winterizing the RV from it's on line version of the owner's manual.

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Ditto, why does this keep coming up???? There have been at least 3 other threads on this same subject. Do it how ever you like!!! Done correctly either work fine.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:11 PM   #15
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My rig came delivered from the factory winterized with the pink stuff. So that's how Jayco sends them out.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:26 PM   #16
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Of course the OP wasn't touting the virtues of one method over the other. He was just observing that now Jayco has eliminate the air compressor method of winterizing the RV from it's on line version of the owner's manual.
Which implies that the manufacturer recommends using anti-freeze. I think what bothers me most about the "blow it out" camp is that most of the proponents always add the disclaimer "done properly". And I agree it is a perfectly valid way of winterizing "done properly" but there is a large margin for error for doing improperly.

Since many of the posters here on JOF appear to be first timers, teaching them the "with a lot skill and knowledge" method is not the best way to go when there is a relatively idiot proof method that will only cost a few dollars. Once they are comfortable with their units, and they decide they don't like the smell/cost/residual taste of plumbing AF, they can decide to learn the more advanced skill method. When the crowd that blows say "make sure you drain your pump too" etc., do they think a newbie who doesn't know the first thing about their plumbing system, and possibly doesn't even know where their pump is located, is going to know how to do this?

For first timers I say, bypass and drain the WH, stick the tube in the jug, turn the two valves, hit the pump switch and run until everything turns pink from EVERY outlet. Go hibernate for the winter with no worries about "did I miss something, did I get all the water".

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Old 10-13-2016, 03:07 PM   #17
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I have the 2017 Jayco Jay Flight printed manual and it DOES include instructions for blowing out the water lines, BUT it has a big CAUTION panel which says:
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If the RV is going to be stored ... with a risk of temperatures reaching 32F (0C) or lower, the air pressure method is not adequate... RV antifreeze must be used...
It also warns that freezing damage is not covered under warranty.

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The preferred method of winterization is using RV antifreeze in the plumbing system.
So it's pretty clear what Jayco's current stance is on winterization.

Note that they also recommend 30PSI MAX for air pressure blowout method.
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Agreed, and the information is appreciated!

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Of course the OP wasn't touting the virtues of one method over the other. He was just observing that now Jayco has eliminate the air compressor method of winterizing the RV from it's on line version of the owner's manual.
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