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Old 10-17-2016, 09:05 AM   #1
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Here in Louisville we have the Louisville Underground. It is a large quarry that provided building materials for the area. The temperature in the underground is always 50-60F and they sell the point that you don't have to winterize your RV and past customers I know have attested to that. My question is should I drain all of the water lines before I put into storage in November. I am not going to use RV antifreeze, but should the lines be drained/
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Only if you want to. Sounds like the only reason to do so would be to keep stagnant water from sitting in your lines all winter, but if you plan on flushing your water system in the spring it's not a big deal either way. But it takes what, like 5 minutes to drain your system? Probably less time than it took you to login and ask the question.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:11 AM   #3
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I would absolutely drain the lines. No sense in leaving water in there only to become stagnant over the storage period.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:15 AM   #4
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Here in Louisville we have the Louisville Underground. It is a large quarry that provided building materials for the area. The temperature in the underground is always 50-60F and they sell the point that you don't have to winterize your RV and past customers I know have attested to that. My question is should I drain all of the water lines before I put into storage in November. I am not going to use RV antifreeze, but should the lines be drained/
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If I was just putting the thing up for 4-5 months with no risk of freezing temps, I'd open all the drains (low point and water heater) and throw a 6-8 oz of antifreeze into each P-trap and the toilet bowl to limit evaporation.

Sanitizing the water system in the spring is S.O.P. anyway...
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Thanks, I had a garage kept Pop up for 20 years and only moved up to a TT two months ago. Still getting the hang of things. I didn't know if there was a drawback of leaving the lines empty for four months.
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Thanks, I had a garage kept Pop up for 20 years and only moved up to a TT two months ago. Still getting the hang of things. I didn't know if there was a drawback of leaving the lines empty for four months.
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The elastomers (chemicals that keep the plastic flexible) will leach out to the atmosphere.

If you left the lines charged, the elastomers will leach out to the water sitting in the lines.
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