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Old 10-11-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Jayco changed their 2016 online manual: removed air winterization

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 10-11-2016, 02:43 PM   #2
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I did not know it was ever in there.
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:56 AM   #3
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I have never winterized, but I do carry RV antifreeze with me during winter months in case I have to move when it is below freezing.
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:40 AM   #4
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Compressed air winterization requires more finesse than using antifreeze.


Air will not remove 100% of the water. If enough water is left behind and pools in the right places, expansion damage can occur.


As long as the lines are charged with a mix of mostly antifreeze, no damage will occur.


I'm guessing Thor has been going through Jayco's papers and making Their adjustments.
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When I winterize, I first drain the hot water tank and then close it up. Then blow out the majority of the water from all the lines to save antifreeze. Then I change the bypass valves around the water heater. I remove the drain plug from the water heater. I change the two valves by the pump to bypass the storage tank and to open the winterize pick up tube. I pump antifreeze through lines until it runs true color into the drain including the toilet and outside shower.
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Blow air and keep all your faucet open n u be good.
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Blow air and keep all your faucet open n u be good.
If you live in Texas.

If you live anywhere up around the 49th or above, u be payin' for repairs come ice break. Use anti-freeze, it's cheaper than the repairs.
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If you live in Texas.

If you live anywhere up around the 49th or above, u be payin' for repairs come ice break. Use anti-freeze, it's cheaper than the repairs.
Yep, and unless they've figured out how to blow all the water out of the ptraps / check valves and the entire water pump, look forward to a giant KA' CHING! sound come spring time. I have a friend near Dallas right now, he was just boasting about the 90 degree temps today.
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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.
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Well maybe a little different from blowing out your sprinkler system. Make a mistake on your sprinkler, pop a hidden leak, and the ground gets wet. Make a mistake on your TT, pop a hidden leak, and thousands in hidden damage is a real possibility. A bottle or two of anti-freeze is cheap insurance, just in case you make a mistake and miss that one step. And maybe I'm just careless, but I have made a mistake or two in the years we have owned a TT, so I am happy to have some cheap insurance.
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